Environmental Protection

Dennison Lubricants Inc. Adds EcoPower to Its Inventory

Dennison Lubricants Inc., a motor oil and industrial lubricant distributor in New England, is "going green" with EcoPower, a new top-quality motor oil that is environmentally friendly and priced similarly to standard motor oils. It is now available in all six New England states.

"EcoPower extends our services to customers, such as auto dealers, service stations, public works garages and fleet management businesses, among others," said Tim Dennison, president of the company. "Having an environmentally friendly motor oil is essential as we serve our customers and demonstrate our own commitment to Earth-responsible ways to use and remove commercial lubricants, including oil."

The motor oil is manufactured from recycled motor oil by Safety-Kleen, based in Plano, Texas. In 2008, Safety-Kleen collected more than 225 million gallons of used oil and recycled approximately 140 million of it into base oil products for re-use in the marketplace. Safety-Kleen's EcoPower meets or exceeds all applicable specifications set by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Society of Automotive Engineers, and is currently used by many large organizations, including the U.S. military, numerous state governments and automotive fleets.

"Re-refining makes solid environmental and business sense, said Eric Zimmer, senior vice president of marketing for Safety-Kleen. "Turning used oil into high-quality lubricating products conserves a valuable resource and removes a potential pollutant from the environment, turning it back into a usable product. The process of re-refining takes up to 85 percent less energy to produce a gallon of lubricating oil from used oil that to produce the same oil from a gallon of crude. Both go through the same exacting processes of distillation and hydro treating. The end product is identical to traditional motor oils made from crude and must meet the same specifications."

EcoPower motor oil is now available in 5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30 and 15W-40 viscosity grades. In addition, all major U.S. car manufacturers have approved the use of Safety-Kleen.

Dennison Lubricants, based in Lakeville, Mass., is one of the largest distributors of premium automotive, commercial, environmentally friendly, food grade and industrial lubricants throughout the greater New England area.

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