Ultrachem has developed a complete line of premium refrigeration oils for commercial and industrial refrigeration systems. Our premium refrigeration lubricants provide protection against wear, resist water contamination, and reduce carbon and varnish buildup. Any refrigeration lubricant must be compatible with the type of refrigerant in the system. Ultrachem’s wide range of products will cover just about any type of refrigerant in use today.

Acronyms are used everywhere in the world today as well as in the lubricant industry. Acronyms can be useful (especially for really long words such as SCUBA –Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) but they can add confusion, as in the following example of an oil specification.

Oil Specification: ISO VG 100 / SAE 30, PAO base oil with R&O and AW. No EP and the VI has to be no less than 120. PP should be -40 C or better. FLP to be 230 C or higher. H1 not required.

NEW CASTLE, Delaware, October 4th, 2012 –

“We are pleased to announce the completion of this major renewable energy project”, said Bob Whiting, President of Ultrachem. “Not only will the system improve the environment by reducing our reliance on traditional fossil fuels, it also relieves our energy burden from the electric grid during peak hours which benefits the community. All of the people at EnterSolar were fantastic to work with and completed the entire project on schedule.”

The project is participating in the Delaware SREC Pilot Program and is interconnected to the New Castle Municipal Services Commission’s utility system.

The system was installed on the roof of Ultrachem’s Corporate Headquarters located in New Castle, Delaware and will generate enough energy to serve the entire annual electricity needs of the Ultrachem facility.

The state-of-the-art solar photovoltaic system features Delaware-manufactured MOTECH solar panels, two central inverters, and a string-level data acquisition system. The system is expected to produce over 200,000 kilowatt hours per year, or roughly the amount of electricity needed to power 30 home annually. This equates to the reduction of more than 270,000 pounds of carbon emissions each year.

“By installing their new solar PV system, Ultrachem has further established themselves as a community business leader while demonstrating how companies can ‘do well, by doing good’ ,” said Paul Ahern, President of EnterSolar, “in addition to supporting the environment, Ultrachem will also see a significant reduction in electricity costs while mitigating future power price increases”.

“We were delighted to have had the Ultrachem solar project selected to participate in the new Delaware SREC Pilot Program”, said Steve Burns, EnterSolar Project Manager, “this program provided our client with the long-term cash flow visibility they required to make a prudent capital investment decision.” This was EnterSolar’s first major commercial solar project in Delaware. Installation services were provided by New Generation Energy & Development utilizing a workforce comprised primarily of Delaware residents.

Ultrachem, an industry leader in specialty lubricant solutions, announced today that it plans to install a new solar photovoltaic system on the roof of Ultrachem’s Corporate Headquarters facility in New Castle, Delaware. Once complete, the system will generate enough electricity to serve the facility’s annual electricity needs.

“Ultrachem is committed to responsible, environmentally-sustainable business practices and we are excited to take the next step towards reducing our overall carbon footprint”, said Bob Whiting, President of Ultrachem.

The 185 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system will consist of over 750 individual solar panels and will produce over 200,000 kilowatt-hours of clean electricity per year – which equates to the reduction of more than 270,000 pounds of carbon emissions annually. The project is using Delaware-manufactured solar panels and will be installed by a Delaware-based installation team.


Ultrachem has received certification that the company’s food-grade synthetic lubricants, oils and greases meet the requirements of Halal Certification as established by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). IFANCA Halal Certification provides an independent, third-party quality step, assuring food processors that a company’s products meet stringent hygiene and sanitation standards in their manufacture.

“With Halal Certification, Ultrachem further enhances our portfolio of quality certifications,” said Bob Whiting, president of Ultrachem. “In adding to our NSF, Kosher and GOST-R endorsements, we’ve verified the global reach of our product family of synthetic greases and lubricants.”

Utrachem’s Omnilube® food grade products meet all of the requirements of the USDA and FDA H-1 regulations, 21 CFR 178.3570, and conform to the requirements of NSF. They are also approved by the Orthodox Union for Kosher use. Recently, the company’s synthetic lubricants, oils and greases were certified to the requirements of Russian GOST-R for use in Industrial and Food Grade applications.

Ultrachem, an ISO 2001-2008 certified company, currently exports ultra-premium synthetic lubricants to more than 30 countries worldwide.

For more information on Halal Certification, visit www.ifanca.org; for info on Ultrachem, visit www.ultracheminc.com, or contact Ultrachem, Inc., 900 Centerpoint Boulevard, New Castle, DE 19720, USA. Tel: 302-325-9880; Fax: 302-325-0335; E-mail: info@ultracheminc.com.

Editor’s note: Established in 1965, Ultrachem is one of the oldest specialty synthetic lubricant compounders and has become a leading supplier to the OEM and industrial maintenance markets. With its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Delaware, Ultrachem offers a wide range of products including food grade lubricants, impregnating oils and gels, high pressure compression lubricants, and gas compression lubricants. Ultrachem is a member of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA).

Ultrachem, Inc., announces that Jonathan Rickner, Southeast Regional Sales Manager, has been accredited as a Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS) by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE). Certified Lubrication Specialists possess extensive knowledge of lubrication fundamentals and best practices in lubrication maintenance in industrial settings.

In his five years with Ultrachem, Rickner has worked diligently to develop his knowledge and skills in the lubricant industry. Along with managing sales and marketing duties within his territory, Rickner has taken on the role of a lubrication application expert, handling a wide range of customer service and technical resource roles within the company.

CLS-accredited individuals must have at least three years of experience in the field of lubrication and pass a rigorous exam covering the following subjects: lubrication fundamentals; fluid conditioning; storage, handling and application of lubricants; monitoring and reducing consumption of lubricants; gears; bearings; seals; fluid power; lubricant manufacturing; pneumatics; transportation lubricants; metalworking; solvents and cleaners; problem solving; lubricant analysis; and lubrication programs.

“Jonathan has always delivered a strong mix of lubrication experience and know-how to Ultrachem and to his customers,” said Bob Whiting, president of Ultrachem. “The CLS achievement verifies this and only bolsters his already-strong credentials in the lubrication marketplace.”

About STLE – Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

STLE is the premier technical society serving the needs of more than 10,000 individuals and 150 companies and organizations that compose the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector. STLE supports these distinguished men and women with a variety of professional education and certification programs. The mission of STLE is to advance the science of tribology and the practice of lubrication engineering in order to foster innovation, improve the performance of equipment and products, conserve resources and protect the environment.