Thanks to the large volumes of industrial processing and manufacturing across all sectors and in most facets of domestic life over nearly two hundred years, but especially in the last sixty years or so, consumers today are saddled with global warming and climate change. The breaking news on this is that it is not going to get any cooler yet until such time that there is a radical and voluntary and universal paradigm shift away from such intensive processes of manufacturing and building and engineering.
Basically, a time has arrived for people to start taking stock on how to do things differently instead of propelling themselves forward at such rapid speeds. The use of lubricants has been just one contributor towards the increasing of the world’s carbon footprint. But it is being reversed now in many industries and homes. Today’s industrial lubrication systems, in small measures, slowly but surely, are being produced sustainably for future industrial and manufacturing but sustainable use.
In fact, that day has already arrived. Today, environmentally-friendly lubricants are being used sustainably in numerous manufacturing and industrial areas. Today, green lubricants can be used in the cabinet maker’s workshop. It is useful for applications to sawing and drilling apparatus. Toxic-free lubricants can also be applied to heavy duty machinery such as the large blades used to trim and plane lumber.
Non-hazardous lubricants generally come supplied in two forms, namely liquid and solid block. These lubricants are also versatile in the sense that they can be applied to most materials, some of which include metal, plastic and rubber. Wood surfaces were already mentioned. Most of the environmentally friendly lubricants have been designed and processed for general use. Also, helpful in saving costs, green lubricants need only be used sparingly in comparison to the toxic conventions.