Patent Number: 6,310,013

Title: Lubricant compositions having antimicrobial properties and methods for manufacturing and using lubricant compositions having antimicrobial properties

Abstract: A lubricant composition is provided. The lubricant composition includes a machinery lubricant and an antimicrobially effective amount of an antimicrobial agent. The antimicrobial agent exhibits a partition coefficient between water and the machinery lubricant of between about 0.01 and about 1,000, and the lubricant composition provides at least a two log reduction in bacteria in water in about two weeks or at least a two log reduction in mold and yeast in water in about one month from a concentration of bacteria of between 10.sup.5 and 10.sup.6 CFU/ml and a mold and yeast concentration of between about 10.sup.5 and 10.sup.6 CFU/ml. Methods for manufacturing and using a lubricant composition are provided. A method for manufacturing a lubricant composition is provided.

Inventors: Lokkesmoe; Keith D. (Savage, MN), Schilling; Joel James (South St. Paul, MN), Hei; Robert D. P. (Baldwin, WI)

Assignee: Ecolab Inc.

International Classification: C10M 129/32 (20060101); C10M 129/40 (20060101); C10M 129/36 (20060101); C10M 129/50 (20060101); C10M 129/76 (20060101); C10M 137/12 (20060101); C10M 129/10 (20060101); C10M 133/00 (20060101); C10M 125/18 (20060101); C10M 133/04 (20060101); C10M 137/00 (20060101); C10M 129/00 (20060101); C10M 129/14 (20060101); C10M 125/00 (20060101); C10M 129/70 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018