ABOUT THE EUROPEAN LUBRICATING GREASE INSTITUTE (ELGI) & NLGI
The main objective of both organizations is to promote the understanding of all matters concerning Lubricating Grease and it’s associate products, to disseminate information that can lead to the development of both better products for the consumer and also to provide improved lubrication services to the industry. In addition, the two organizations facilitate the exchange of information concerning design, manufacture and use, handling and sale of Lubricating Grease between all interested organizations and individuals.
Both organizations are not‐for‐profit technical institutes, funded by it’s members primarily composed of grease manufactures and marketers, raw material and equipment suppliers, end users and other technical and trade associated bodies.
One way that some of these objectives are met is through active working groups between both organizations. Both institutes work continuously to strengthen their association with the industry by rendering services to the end user as well as those on the manufacturing and supply side.
FOOD GRADE LUBRICANTS WORKING GROUP (FGLWG)
Food lubricants are among the most crucial products in the food chain; small volumes with high impact. As food safety is more and more in the centre of the news, we as an industry must continue to react and be proactive. It is in the industries interest to cooperate with decision makers to define and meet global standards. The Food Grade Lubricants Work Group is the platform where future developments on standards and legislation are reviewed.
In this paper, the reference to the food industry include, food, beverage preparation & filling, animal feed and foods, personal care products and the pharmaceutical industry. This can be extended to cover any production facility that wishes to operate in or supply to the food chain, for example a mineral preparation company supplying to the food supplement sector. For simplicity throughout, reference is made to the food industry.