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Berkebile Oil Introduces Protection First Class

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Berkebile’s Protection First Class penetrates, lubricates and prevents corrosion using a 99 percent lanolin formula that is biodegradable, with adhesion characteristics that enable it to stick to surfaces up to 15 times longer than solvent-based agents, the company says.

130223berkebile_00000078661SOMERSET, Pa. — Berkebile Oil Co., a U.S. manufacturer of high-quality, professional-grade automotive and industrial chemicals, announced the introduction of its new Protection First Class (PFC) penetrating lubricant and rust inhibitor. The innovative product is the first of its kind for Berkebile and represents the company’s entry into a new category of environmentally responsible lubricants. In formulating PFC, the company chose to use 99 percent pure cosmetic-grade lanolin as one of the product’s key ingredients.

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Traditional penetrating lubricants use solvents to lower the viscosity of the oils they contain, enabling them to flow more easily or to be dispensed as a spray. The solvents make the lubricants runny, and in practical application, more than 80 percent of the applied substances are lost to runoff. Additionally, solvents break down some of the essential properties of the oils they mix with and, after quickly evaporating, leave a dry, varnish-like residue that can collect dirt and may actually increase surface friction (and thus impede mechanical action).

 130223berkebile_00000078662Protection First Class is different by design. The product is solvent-free, but is formulated to spray easily and to stick to surfaces tenaciously. As Protection First Class is being applied, its high viscosity allows almost 100 percent of the product to stick to the targeted application area. After application, PFC remains soft and pliable and forms a protective, friction-reducing film that delivers superior lubrication and anti-corrosion performance. In the case of small nicks and abrasions, the PFC coating will actually heal itself by flowing to fill small gaps in its protective surface, sealing out moisture and oxygen.

“In salt spray tests we’ve conducted, PFC lasted eight and a half weeks longer than five of the biggest-selling solvent-based lubricants, which all failed between 24 and 96 hours,” Kirk Sherbine, president of Berkebile Oil, said. “Protection First Class lasts 15 times longer and gives the marketplace an intelligent, highly effective, environmentally responsible alternative to solvent-based lubricants.

Protection First Class comes in a variety of container sizes designed to fit virtually any need, including a 15-ounce aerosol spray can (product number B-PFC-A),  a one-gallon jug (product number B-PFC-1), a five-gallon bucket (product number B-PFC-5) and a 55-gallon drum (product number B-PFC-55). PFC will begin shipping immediately, and will be available through Berkebile’s exclusive distribution network. The company also reaches markets through Internet-based retailers serving a broad audience.

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To learn more about Protection First Class, or to become a distributor, please call (800) 732-9235.

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