- Australian-made lubricants and protectants from Lanotec celebrate 25 years in 2023
- New product lines now available, including MPX for everyday multi-purpose use, MGX for marine applications and EGX for electrical use
- Made from natural sheep’s lanolin, the offering is non-toxic and safe to use, especially in environmentally sensitive locations
- Lanotec continues to be an Australian export success story
- New branding, packaging and aerosol lines currently available from your nearest stockist
Lanotec, the Australian-made leader in sustainable multi-purpose lubricants and protectants, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the launch of new specialist environmentally friendly product lines for a wide array of commercial and household uses.
The 2023 Lanotec range is the culmination of long-term development focused on premium quality, all-natural lanolin-based products, which are non-toxic and ideal for use in sensitive places.
Lanolin is an organic substance produced by sheep to shield the coating on their fleece, which carries its amazing protective properties into a wide range of real-world uses, including mining, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, automotive, timber treatment, defense, aviation and more.
Further to being an Australian success story, the products are also exported throughout South-East Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America.
New Additions to the Lanotec Range
Supplied by Australian wool producers, Lanotec has formulated three new products from lanolin, namely MPX, a multi-purpose consumer lubricant and penetrant, MGX, for use in the marine setting, and EGX, which has been specially designed for electrical applications.
MPX is the ideal product to use around the home, garden or workshop whenever a dependable lubricant or penetrant is required.
While providing long-lasting lubrication, MPX also penetrates, freeing up rusted tools, nuts and bolts, stops squeaks, repels moisture while preventing water ingress, protects metal from corrosion, and rejuvenates vinyl, leather and powder-coated surfaces, amongst a multitude of potential uses.
The MGX marine product offers long-term corrosion protection for inboards, outboards, electronics, including battery terminals, wiring and connectors, plus cables, engine mounts and pumps, crevice corrosion and canopy frames, while preventing the galling of dissimilar metals.
It also lubricates a wide range of marine trouble spots, including steering cables, inboard legs, outboard brackets, hinges and more.
Lanotec MGX can also be used to penetrate, lubricate and protect wire ropes, linkages and shackles, and be used as a spray-on anti-seize.
“With 85 per cent of Australians living within 50km of the coast, corrosion is a true problem,” said Robert Doncon, General Manager, Lanotec Australia.
“Lanotec MGX is perfect for boat trailers, especially anywhere hidden that salt water can accumulate, under outboard motor cowlings, on electronics, including navigational equipment, on bilge pumps, anchors, chains and more.
“It is also ideal for use on rods, reels and fishing tackle for improved performance and extended life, while MGX can rejuvenate tired sunbaked surfaces, protecting them from further degradation.”
Meanwhile, the EGX electrical line is ideal for use in electrical cabinets, circuit boards, connections and terminals, cables, compressors, escalator components, automatic door mechanisms, and components in reticulation systems, such as solenoids, relays and control boxes.
A popular application of the product will be with air conditioning units located in harsh conditions, with EGX not only protecting metal surfaces, but also discouraging interference from animals.
The product can also be used as a spray-on anti-seize for locks, nuts and bolts, while it also penetrates, lubricates and protects wire ropes.
These products are available in 300g aerosol, 600ml spray pack, and 5 litre bulk pack sizes.
The new aerosol line features a handy combo nozzle for use in any circumstance, with its inert CO2 propellent non-hazardous and non-flammable, ensuring maximum delivery of active ingredients.
Another popular Lanotec line is Timber Seal, which penetrates timber to prevent drying, splitting, cracking and wood rot, weatherproofing the wood while highlighting the natural grain, all while protecting metal fastenings and fittings.
Products that work, safely
“Over the years, Lanotec’s range has found favour across many Australian industries because they are non-toxic, biodegradable, and adaptable to use safely in many different applications,” said Robert.
“Not only is Lanotec’s range of lubricants, penetrants, corrosion inhibitors and degreasers the safest and most versatile available in the marketplace, they are specifically designed to outlast and outperform the competition.
“More and more, people understand the advantages of moving away from petrochemical options to environmentally friendly solutions, while equally important is the ability to support Australian-made products.
“Our expanded offering comes at an exciting time for Lanotec, as we celebrate 25 years of operation with new packaging options and fresh branding.”
The liquid lanolin products are available in various formulations for different applications, with specialist products including greases, Steal-Seal, a popular choice for protecting 4WDs and machinery, Wire Rope Lube, welding Anti Spatter, and Release Agent for use around concrete formwork, plus relevant spray bottles.
The perfect companion to Lanotec’s liquid lanolin-based range is Lanotec Citra-Force, an organic industrial-strength cleaner and natural degreaser, which safely cleans a wide range of finishes, including aluminium, stainless steel and anodised surfaces without streaking.
Backing up the green credentials of the Lanotec offering, multiple products have received Global Green TagTM’s prestigious certification, NSF certification, are endorsed for use in industries operating a HACCP-based food safety program, as well as being approved by AQIS for use in export registered meat establishments.