Compliance with Competence.

VGP compliant and then some.

From cruise ships to drill ships to cargo ships, the marine transportation industry is seeing the future, and it is RSC Bio Solutions. Our RSC EnviroLogic® and RSC SAFECARE® series of readily biodegradable lubricants, cleaners and solvents comply with the ever-changing world of federal and local regulations — including the 2013 EPA Vessel General Permit (VGP) and the proposed Small Vessel General Permit (sVGP).

But we offer much more than mere compliance. As a leader, we owe you more. And we deliver.

Our mission truly is to help keep you moving forward. Time is money, and we respect your time. That’s why we design products that can create lower cleanup costs and less downtime and that can pay for themselves almost immediately after an unauthorized discharge.

RSC Bio Solutions’ non-sheening products are biodegradable by 60% within 28 days (according to OECD 301B of ASTM D7373 methods), leaving the waterways and marine environment safer and cleaner.

Additionally, the Department of Transportation (DOT) does not consider these products to be hazardous materials, which results in lower shipping, handling and containment costs. Not to mention, the public perception of utilizing sustainable methods and products is much more positive than the perception of cleaning up after yet another petroleum based incident. And perceptions certainly affect bottom lines.
At the end of the day, though, you also need fluids that perform—that do more than simply comply with federal regulations. You need fluids that comply with your equipment’s demands.

In other words, RSC Bio Solutions helps keep you moving forward.

RSC Bio Solutions certifies that our products meet the EPA’s definition of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL)
EPA VGP and sVGP compliant and technically feasible
Readily biodegradable products biodegrade ≥ 60% within 28 days*


The EPA and local state and municipal governments mandate compliance with various regulations. But regulatory compliance doesn’t have to involve performance tradeoffs. RSC Bio Solutions’ EnviroLogic lubricants and functional fluids have lower operating temperatures and longer changeover intervals. And because these readily biodegradable products offer superior lubricity and antiwear characteristics, you will benefit from longer changeover intervals and extended equipment life.

The SAFECARE line of cleaners and solvents works just as well. These powerful, industrial strength, readily biodegradable products don’t compromise on performance. They are also minimally toxic–meaning they are safer for users and safer for the environment.

There is no catch. Extensive lab testing and field demonstrations have proven that RSC Bio Solutions’ lubricants and solvents perform as well as —and in many cases better than—petroleum based alternatives. It’s why our products have been approved by so many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Longer changeover intervals
CEFAS Gold Rating (SC-1000)


Our uniquely engineered marine lubricants and cleaners leave no sheen on the water’s surface and are effective for use in the following applications:

  • Transport vessels: controlled pitch propellers, thrusters, stern tubes, thruster bearings, stabilizers, rudder bearings, azimuth thrusters, propulsion pod, wire ropes, roll on/roll off hatches, davits and mechanical equipment subject to immersion
  • Any equipment with an oil-to-water interface
  • Hydraulic systems including mobile hydraulic systems
  • Ports: cranes, lift equipment
  • Deck and equipment wash (cleaners)
  • Oil stain removal (cleaners)
  • Parts washing (cleaners)
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