Electrostatics help food grade lubricant

April 26: The environmental-friendliness of metal packaging is being further improved by a lubricant that isn’t based on fossil fuels.
What’s more, the lubricant uses electrostatic technology to cling to easy-open ends, DRD applications, tabs, closures, and aerosol cans during the manufacturing process thereby reducing consumption and improving efficiency.
Called Staticgreen, the biodegradable, food-grade lubricant was launched at Cannex 2007 by Avant Garde Technology. It’s based on the company’s StaticLube product, which is electrostatically charged so that it is attracted to the neutrally-charged application object.

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