Global Media Relations
Edelman for Shell: Stephanie Sebo
Nov 11, 2021
Shell Lubricant Solutions (Shell) has announced the Shell Gadus S3 V220C 2 grease is now certified against the NLGI High-Performance Multiuse (HPM) certification, in addition to its previously held NLGI GC–LB performance classification, making it the first dual-certified grease currently available in the world. Shell Gadus S3 V220C 2 grease has also obtained the +HL tag for enhanced level of performance in the heavy load carrying capacity category.
Shell Gadus S3 V220C 2 grease’s HPM certification speaks to Shell’s consistency, technology and excellence due to its rigorous qualification testing. The HPM Grease Certification Program ensures that all certified greases meet or surpass the High-Performance Multiuse grease specification requirements in the areas of mechanical stability, oil separation, water resistance, heat tolerance, corrosion resistance and load carry capacity. The product is audited every year and tests are repeated annually to maintain the certification and customers’ confidence.
“We’re thrilled to share that all customers, worldwide, can be sure they are using the most powerful, high-quality grease that offers unmatched versatility and performance,” said Greg Morris, product application specialist for Greases at Shell Americas. “This certification is truly a testament to Shell’s diligence and commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation for our customers.”
The NLGI is a not-for-profit organization that supports the grease industry with a mission to provide resources relevant to the needs of the global grease community. Today, NLGI has member companies representing 26 countries worldwide. Members include but are not limited to manufacturers, suppliers, researchers, educators, marketers and consumers.
Prior to receiving the NLGI HPM +HL certification, the Shell Gadus S3 Grease already held the internationally recognized NLGI GC-LB classification. This performance classification is given to greases that have been tested and verified to demonstrate performance characteristics that meet the industry’s highest performance classification, ASTM D4950 - Standard Classification and Specification for Automotive Service Greases.
Shell’s Global performance platform guarantees consistent formulation for Gadus S3 grease across the globe, ensuring it is dual certified in any location. Shell Gadus S3 V220C 2 greases are premium, high performing multi-purpose greases that fit all applications.
Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with operations in more than 70 countries. In the U.S., Shell operates over 14,000 Shell-branded stations across 50 states and employs more than 17,000 people working to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future.
The term “Shell Lubricant Solutions” collectively refers to Shell Group companies engaged in the lubricants business. Shell has been the leading global supplier of finished lubricants for 14 consecutive years. Shell sells a wide variety of lubricants to meet customer needs across a range of applications. These include consumer motoring, heavy-duty transport, construction, mining, power, agriculture and general manufacturing. Shell’s portfolio of lubricant brands includes Pennzoil, Quaker State, Shell Helix, Shell Advance, Shell Rotella, Shell Rimula, Shell E-fluids, Shell Argina, Shell Gadinia, Shell Corena, Shell Diala, Shell Morlina, Shell Mysela, Shell Naturelle, Shell Omala, Shell Spirax, Shell Tellus, Shell Tonna, and Shell Turbo. We are active across the full lubricant supply chain. We manufacture base oils in four plants; blend base oils with additives to make lubricants in 32 plants; distribute, market and sell lubricants in more than 100 countries. We also provide technical and business support to customers. Shell’s world-class technology works to deliver value to our customers. Innovation, product application and technical collaboration are at the heart of Shell lubricants. We have leading lubricants research centres in USA, China, Germany, and India. We invest significantly in technology and work closely with our customers to develop innovative lubricants. We have a patent portfolio with more than 150 patent series for lubricants, base oils and greases; more than 200 scientists and lubricants engineers dedicated to lubricants research and development. Customer benefits include lower maintenance costs, longer equipment life and reduced energy consumption.