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Q8 Oils is launching the Q8 Oilqube, an environmentally friendly packaging system.

The Q8 Oilqube is manufactured and filled at the company’s Leeds blending plant, where a purpose-built, automated Q8 Oilqube filling machine is based.

Aimed initially at the agricultural and plant machinery sectors, the 20L packaging has been developed as an alternative to the traditional plastic drum and is made up of two key components: a water-resistant, 98 per cent-recyclable cardboard box and an inner plastic bag, which produces 84 per cent less waste compared to a standard plastic drum.

For customers, this means a significant reduction in the disposal costs associated with plastic waste, as well as improved storage and stacking with the new box-shaped design, which is said to be critical where storage room is limited.

Without the glugging of a traditional plastic drum, pouring is also said to be easier, with minimum spillage and waste.

The Q8 Oilqube will be shown for the first time at the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers Expo 2010 on 21-22 April at the Harrogate International Centre.

It will be implemented as the new packaging style across a number of products in the Q8 Oils range, including: super universal tractor oil (Q8 T 1000 SUTO 10W-30); transmission oil (Q8 T 2000); engine oil (Q8 T 750 15W-40); and various hydraulic oils (Q8 Heller 32 and 46, Q8 Haydn 32 and 46 and Q8 Holbein 46).

Q8Oils

Q8Oils offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of lubricants in the industry, with a portfolio of more than, 1000 grades to suit every application from the smallest consumers to the largest machines. Our superior quality products are backed by the highest levels of aftersales and technical services.

Q8Oils is part of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), one of the world’s largest oil companies. With 120 years of known reserves and crude oil production levels of 2.9 million barrels per day, it is ranked the seventh largest oil producer in the world. KPC’s business spans every segment of the hydrocarbon industry: on and offshore exploration, production, refining, marketing, retailing, petrochemicals and marine transportation.

Backed by significant corporate resources of our parent company, Q8Oils is a fully integrated organisation. Using high quality base oils we manufacture an extensive range of oils in our own blending plants and have established state of art European laboratories for development and technical support work. Today, Q8Oils metalworking fluids are used by customers in more than 80 countries around the world.

Q8Oils work in partnership with our customers to develop products they need and provide expert technical advice on applications to maximise the benefit of our products. All of our customers are supported by field based specialists who provide advice on existing applications or develop new products to meet individual requirements. Our laboratories work closely with customers to identify innovative new applications for our products to enhance productivity and profitability.

The Q8Oils product portfolio consists of over 1000 grades of finished lubricants, process oils, extracts and waxes. The comprehensive range makes Q8Oils one of the most complete suppliers of lubricants based products in the industry.

In the automotive sector we monitor the demands of all the original equipment manufactures in markets as diverse as passengers cars, commercial vehicles, public transport, agriculture, construction and two wheels, working closely with all of them to exploit the potential of our product quality and development expertise.

In the manufacturing sectors we have experienced dramatic changes in recent years due to changes in health & safety legislation and an increase in demand for quality and productivity. Recognizing these often conflicting issues, we have made it our goal to help customers achieve their objectives by supplying quality products and technical expertise.

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