Rymax Lubricants introduces the Apollo ECO line

The Dutch lubricants manufacturer; Rymax Lubricants has launched Apollo ECO line products. The new Apollo ECO 0W-16 tops the complete line of fuel saving and environmentally conscious products from Rymax. To reduce the company’s carbon footprint, Rymax Lubricants has changed the packaging and logistical process around its new ECO products. In collaboration with the ‘One Tree Planted’ foundation and the ‘Solar Boat Project’ of the Dutch HAN University of Applied Sciences, Rymax Lubricants is playing a vital role in the sustainability transition.

The new Rymax ECO product line offers a variety of full synthetic engine oils for gasoline, diesel and hybrid engines. The lubricants comply with the latest API SN Plus RC classification, the ILSAC GF-5 & 6 and ACEA C2 standards. The ECO line consists of low viscous, fuel-saving engine oils with maximum protection against LSPI (Low Speed Pre-Ignition). The ECO range offers a 0W-20 and a 0W-30. Additionally, the highlight of the ECO range is a completely new 0W-16 full synthetic engine oil, particularly suitable for modern hybrid engines.

The low viscosity characteristics of the ECO line result in less resistance in modern combustion and hybrid engines. This leads to more efficiency and less emitted CO² per driven kilometre. This is an important feature because as per January 2021 it is mandatory that the average CO² emission of all new vehicles is less than 95 gram of CO² per kilometre. The strict WLTP regulations prescribe these emission values for, among others, Europe, America, India and China. According to the M111 Fuel Economy Test, the ECO line products reduce fuel consumption with over 3% compared to higher viscosity oils.

The ECO products are introduced in a new, 95% recycled bottle. It still has the distinctive Rymax shape but barely any grams of virgin plastic are used. Also, no paint is used to colour the bottle, resulting in a natural look. In addition to the recycled bottle, the cardboard box that holds the 4-liter cans is made out of 70% recycled paper, including an FSC-mix certification. The ECO line also plans a 20-liter bag-in-box solution for a highly improved logistical process and further reduction of landfill waste. Another initiative increasing environmental consciousness is the partnership with ‘One Tree Planted’, the initiative that plants a tree for every box of Rymax Apollo ECO sold. Rymax Lubricants is also a partner of the ‘Photon’, the Solar Boat built and run by the HAN University of Applied Sciences and participating in the Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge. The Photon’s mission is to show the world that ‘embracing green’ can be very attractive, sporty and challenging.

The CEO of Rymax Lubricants, Mr Herman Peene, commented on the introduction of the ECO line: “We strongly feel that as a company with so much expertise in the lubricants industry, we should have full focus on what we can do to make the world a better place for future generations. The introduction of the Rymax ECO product line is just the beginning. We are ambitious and driven by the deeply rooted motivation to improve every day. In the past we have done so by making excellent lubricants and greases and by being a full-service partner to our network of over 55 distributors worldwide. Today, we look at the environment more than ever before. Therefore, we set goals to reduce our carbon footprint whilst remaining an excellent and conscious partner for our sales partners, also asking them to do their part.”