a desire by arborists to "˜green' the industry or to create a healthier working
environment for themselves, more and more have switched to vegetable-based
biodegradable oil for chainsaws. When considering the fact that every 5m3
of solid timber harvested puts a litre of chainsaw oil into the environment –
the use of non-toxic oil makes sound environmental and health & safety
brands such as Plantoil chainsaw oil is non-toxic and more than 90%
biodegradable within 21 days, according to the CEC-L-33 test method. It does
not harm forests or waterways and using vegetable-based biodegradable oil means
that chain saw operators are not subjected to the health risks associated with
vegetable-based lubricants are better for the operator and better for the
environment - they rapidly degrade and are non-toxic. Studies have shown that
using non-toxic biodegradable chain oils and 2-stroke oils reduces the
potential health problems associated with the use of mineral oils. These
include eye, skin, nose and throat irritation.
supplier of bio-lubricants, Plantoil Ltd reports that demand for its products,
made from pure refined rapeseed oil, is on the increase. Plantoil's managing
director Jeremy Pilch, who first introduced Plantoil chainsaw lubricants into
the UK more than two decades ago says: "At last the UK is catching up to such
countries as Austria, Germany and those in Scandinavia where the use of
vegetable-based chainsaw oils is controlled by legislation and the use of pure
rapeseed oil, a renewable resource, is the industry norm."
Plantoil Ltd has extended its product mix and is able to offer a countrywide
2-3 day free delivery service for their range of chainsaw lubricants, 2-stroke
oil, saw blade oils, hydraulic oil and biodegradable grease, which is used by
the Canal and River Trust.
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