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Lubricants for food processing

For over 60 years, TotalEnergies has been supporting the food processing sector with our NEVASTANE food-safe lubricants. This extensive range of food lube includes oils, greases, aerosols and more, covering all types of equipment up and down the production line. With our experience in the industry and our excellent products, TotalEnergies is the only supplier you need, covering all food processing applications.

Nevastane gives you confidence that your machinery will be running at optimum performance, with no risk of contamination from the lubricants you use. Our food lube formulations give you complete control – there are no compounds of animal origin, no allergens, no GMO ingredients, and they have Kosher and Halal certification. They meet NSF H1 and ISO 21469 standards and are classified as food grade lubricants (FGL) for production lines


Plus, our technical support team can help you with:

  •  Food safety audits (in relation to lubricants).
  •  Implementation of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles.
  •  Product recommendations and consolidation.
  •  Lubrication and food safety on-site training.
  •  TIG 6 software for lubrication and maintenance of your machinery

The TotalEnergies range of food lubes is just one part of our selection of industrial lubricants. Covering over 400 industrial applications and subject to constant R&D, every single product can be relied upon to provide the premium lubrication performance manufacturers need to push their equipment to greater levels of productivity and precision.



Food Lube Applications

Oil Type Application Advantages

Hydraulic oil based on white medicinal oil

  • Hydraulic systems
  • Air-line lubricators
  • Excellent anti-wear and corrosion protection
  • Miscible with mineral fluids

Synthetic (PAO) hydraulic, compressor and pneumatic oil

  • Air compressors
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Hydraulic systems and especially those operating at low temperatures
  • 100% synthetic
  • Wide temperature range
  • Significant extension of oil drain intervals
  • High viscosity index

Gear oil based on white medicinal oil and synthetic oil

  • Reduction gears
  • Plain and roller bearings
  • Conveyor belts and chains
  • Superior protection against high loads
  • Adapted to a wide range of applications

Gear oil Synthetic PAO

  • Reduction gears
  • Plain and roller bearings
  • Conveyor belts and chains
  • 100% synthetic
  • Wide temperature range
  • Significant extension of oil drain intervals

Gear oil Synthetic PAG

  • Worm gears and reducers
  • High temperature oven chains
  • Bottling equipment
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Excellent resistance to water
  • Superior extreme pressure characteristics

Synthetic chain oil

  • Conveyor belts
  • Oven chains
  • Mechanisms that operate at high temperatures
  • Impressive thermal stability
  • Low volatility
  • High lubricating power


Greases Type Application Advantages


Multipurpose grease

  • Bearings and joints
  • Pelleting machines
  • Effective in damp environments
  • Highly adhesive


Multipurpose grease
  • Roller and plain bearings
  • Crimping machines
  • Excellent corrosion protection
  • Water-resistant


Multi purpose extreme pressure, tacky grease with PTFE

  • Loaded bearings even in the presence of water
  • Bottling machines
  • Exceptional adhesion to metal surfaces
  • Excellent resistance to water washout
  • Superior extreme pressure characteristics


High-performance 100% Synthetic grease

  • Bearings under high or low temperatures
  • Oven turbines
  • Sterilizers
  • Freezing tunnels
  • Very wide temperature range
  • Excellent resistance to water
  • Longer lubrication intervals


High-performance 100% Synthetic grease

  • Bearings under loads and subject to shocks
  • Pelleting machines
  • Wide temperature range
  • Excellent load resistance, even in the presence of water
  • Longer lubrication intervals


Aerosols Type Application Advantages


Multipurpose adhesive oil

  • Small machines requiring almost daily lubrication
  • Conveyors and rails
  • Packaging machines
  • Exceptional adhesion to metal surfaces
  • Resistant to water, steam and weak acid and alkaline atmospheres


Water resistant grease

  • Bearings, hinges, springs, chains, rails and tools
  • Excellent resistance to water and steam
  • Exceptional adhesion to metal surfaces
  • Insensitive to detergents


Silicone oil

  • Small machines and chains subject to extreme temperatures
  • Shrink oven chains
  • Conveyers and rails
  • Very wide temperature range
  • Insulating, anti-rust and anticorrosion
  • Spray without propellant gas (Safegard technology), for environmental protection


Specific products Type Application Advantages



Light viscosity fluid for cleaning and flushing

  • Cleaning or flushing of hydraulics, gear reducers, chains and other moving components
  • Elimination of deposits and impurities
  • Excellent solvent power
  • Ideal for changing from standard lubricant to NSF H1 lubricant (except PAG and MPG)


Sugar dissolving oil

  • Dissolves sugar accumulated on equipment in production and packaging areas
  • Application in pure or diluted form
  • Excellent for dissolving accumulated sugar on machine parts
  • Reduction of maintenance costs and shutdowns


MPG based antifreeze

  • Cooling circuits, including drinks, ice creams and frozen food processing
  • Specific protection of alloys and metal equipment against corrosion


White oil based heat transfer fluid

  • Closed heat transfer circuits, airless
  • A large number of fabrication processes: double-boilers, autoclaves, reactors, ovens, presses and moulds
  • Exceptional resistance to temperature
  • Process temperature <300 °C (330 °C in the oil film)
  • Long service life under severe conditions of use


Our OEM approvals

Nevastane products meet or exceed the requirements of most major food manufacturers in food processing, including:

  • Pelleting equipment: CPM
  • Packaging machines: KHS
  • Bottling lines: Sidel
  • Can seamers: Pneumatic Scale Angelus
  • Dough dividers: Bernier UK
  • Centrifugals: Fives

We are completely satisfied with the Nevastane range, which is NSF H1 certified and totally compliant with our food safety rules. Total has proven itself capable of managing our regular lubricant supply with satisfactory lead times and delivery conditions compliant with our expectations, especially in terms of safety and security.

Mill Manager Global leading food company

We are satisfied with the Total’s complete range of NSF H1 products. Total proved its capability to manage regular lubricant supplies with satisfactory lead times and delivery conditions compliant with our expectations, especially in terms of security. Total products have proven their efficiency in the lubrication of our equipment by perfectly matching their operating conditions. Total is a key supplier for us.

McCain Manager Canadian multi-national frozen food company