What is the chemical basis of FUTERRA?

FUTERRA is a Hydraulic Environmental PAO (Polyalphaolefins) and other Synthetic Hydrocarbon Products (HEPR) type environmentally acceptable lubricant and the first hydrocarbon-based renewable Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL) derived from a plant-based material.   We continue to offer the broadest product line of hydraulic fluids, gear oils, and greases based on HEPR-type base oils.

Why was FUTERRA developed?

FUTERRA was developed to address industry demand for enhanced sustainability combined with renewability and superior performance in critical areas such as hydrolytic stability, system compatibility and equipment uptime.


Does it meet current marine environmental regulations?

As an Ecolabel-certified environmentally acceptable lubricant made from a renewable source, FUTERRA not only meets all current global environmental regulations, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Vessel General Permit (VGP), but ensures compliance for years to come.  That’s why we call it the Fluid of the Future.

What does Ecolabel mean?

According to the European Commission, the EU Ecolabel helps to identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from the extraction of raw material through to production, use and disposal. Recognized throughout Europe, EU Ecolabel is a voluntary label promoting trusted environmental excellence.

Is FUTERRA compatible with seals and legacy fluids?

FUTERRA allows for easy conversion and compatibility.  FUTERRA is miscible with legacy fluids – except for HEPG products – allowing for easy conversion and can be used as a drop-in replacement for other EALs and mineral oil-based lubricants. While some EALs are incompatible with certain types of seals, FUTERRA has very broad seal compatibility, even with traditional seals like NBR, allowing operators to use the seal that is the best choice for their specific needs. Please refer to OEM recommendations for seal type to be used with EALs.