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07/01/2022

Biodegradable chainsaw oil

Created from plant oil, DeWalt chainsaw oil is biobased and suitable for the environment.
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DeWalt chainsaw oil
DeWalt’s bio-based formula is made from North American-grown plant oils contributing to lower pollution output than conventional petroleum products.

DeWalt, a Stanley Black & Decker brand announced a new biodegradable chainsaw oil DXCC1201that is produced in the U.S. and is a USDA certified biobased product.

“About 20 million gallons of bar and chain oil are discharged into the environment every year,” said Dan Fitzgerald, director of product sustainability, Stanley Black & Decker. “The use of chainsaw oil is known as a 100 percent loss application since there is no way to capture and recycle the oil that is released into the environment.”

Containing no petroleum-based oils or metal-based additives, the chainsaw oil is suitable for use around waterways and other environmentally sensitive areas, said the company.

The formula also meets standards of the USDA’s BioPreferred program, which requires that Federal agencies give preference to biobased products for Federally funded programs and projects.

“Creating a formula from renewable, sustainable plant oil that is biodegradable is an environmentally responsible solution that DeWalt is proud to offer its customers,” said Fitzgerald.

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