More efficiency with lubricants containing water as a functional component.

With its innovative solution of using water as a functional constituent, Klüber Lubrication is opening up hitherto undreamed-of possibilities for industrial applications. As water provides a natural cooling effect, it enables you to effectively reduce temperature in your components while increasing energy efficiency and component life considerably. Hydro Lubricants also help optimise the processes of occupational health and safety, opening up an environmentally sustainable path to the future.

Hydro Lubricants made by Klüber Lubrication.

Innovative technology: water as a core component with a cooling effect.

Reduced energy consumption: friction and wear in components are minimised.

Substantial temperature reduction in the component: the natural cooling effect of water increases the component’s mileage and service life.

No harmful solvents: improved occupational safety and health protection.

What are Hydro Lubricants?

Hydro Lubricants are homogeneous lubricants containing water as a functional component. In these products:

  • Water can be used as an additive.
  • Or the base oil is replaced by water.


In this new technology that is still under development, water offers major functional benefits: it is sustainable, available worldwide, non-toxic, and non-flammable. At present, Hydro Lubricants are primarily used with success in industrial gearbox applications and in e-mobility.

Just how innovative the development of a Hydro Lubricant has been is explained by Wolfgang Sammer, Head of Business Development at Klüber Lubrication, affording us a visionary glance of the future.

Benefits of Hydro Lubricants: optimised performance based on innovation.

Water has a natural cooling effect. This particular feature has been put to good use by Klüber Lubrication in its Hydro Lubricant technology; the natural cooling effect reduces heat generation in the component, leading to considerably better efficiency. Furthermore, Hydro Lubricants minimise friction and wear, contributing to a considerably longer service life of your components.

Tapping future potential today with our Hydro Lubricant technology.

While the visionary technology of Hydro Lubrication is currently still evolving, it is already being used with success in the Klüberplus C2 series. In this lubricant developed for industrial conveyor belt applications, water and oil components form a homogeneous solution facilitating the metering of the lubricant and reducing the temperature during operation.

Our improved conveyor lubricant from the Klüberplus C2 series now contains water as an additive and is therefore easier to meter, enabling:

  • Easier cleaning during operation with a minimum of standstill.
  • Optimised working conditions since water, as a non-flammable application aid, reduces the fire hazard and is non-toxic when inhaled.

Another potential to be tapped by Hydro Lubricants is through its application in gearboxes and transmissions, for example in the field of e-mobility and in bearings. We are already conducting initial, promising tests.

As a rule, the more specifically we develop a Hydro Lubricant for a particular application, the more extensive its benefits are. For this reason, Klüber Lubrication is looking for further cooperation partners and innovation leaders, especially in the fields of e-machines and e-mobility. In close cooperation with our experts you can test lubricants tuned to your specific requirements and benefit from the wide-ranging advantages of this future-driven technology.

Did you know? Klüber Lubrication launched the first Hydro Lubricant for industrial gearbox applications to the market in 2018 and has since been awarded the German Innovation Award for this achievement.

The end of a trip. The beginning of a new technology: water-based lubricants from Klüber Lubrication.

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Hydro Lubricants for Gears - White Paper

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