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Harsh on Engine grease,

easy on the environment.

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Leading the industry and 

Exceeding the "Safer Choice” Standards

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Non-corrosive formulation,

will not harm worker’s hands.

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Chemically designed,

for maritime operations

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Environmentally Sound,

harmony with its environment.

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Introducing L-44® ECD Degreaser:

The World's Best Safer Choice Diesel Engine Degreaser

L-44’s diesel engine degreaser formula has taken years to perfect. We deliver the highest quality product on the market. Not only is our product worker safe and environmentally safe, it performs better than the leading engine degreasers on the market.

ECD Degreaser

"L-44® ECD Degreaser” is the cornerstone and "concept product” of our line of L-44® trademarked cleaning compounds specifically designed for Marine and River Operations.

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ECDB Degreaser

We are happy to add our new "ECDB” version to your list of choices from the L-44® Product Line! 

Welcome; "U.S. EPA/Safer Choice approved L-44® ECDB Degeaser”.

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SSC SOOGEE

L-44® "SSC Soogee” is a new and recently added product and was specifically designed for use in cleaning the outside surfaces and super structures of all marine vessels.

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L-44® ECD DEGREASER MEETS NEW "SAFER CHOICE” STANDARDS

At L44®, we are uniquely excited to announce EPA’s new label design for use on all of our "U.S EPA/Safer Choice (Design for the Environment) Recognized Products”! Most all of our customers have frequently heard us refer to our L-44® ECD Degreaser as a safer or better alternative. The EPA’s new logo design helps to better convey our message and the values of "EPA Recognition” to the water transportation industry.

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Why is L-44® ECD better than regular degreasers?

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  • Recognized By The US EPA/Safer Choice Program For Concerns Of Human Health, Our Land, Waters, And The Air We Breathe
  • US EPA/NSF International Approved Toxicology Profile
  • No Solvents, No Phosphates, Or Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Cost/Performance Competitive With Products Which Pose Worker Exposure Or Environmental Concerns
  • Not Corrosive To Skin or Metals
  • Will Not Attack Or Fade Paint
  • Compliant With The Federal Trade Commission’s Guidelines For The Use Of Environmental Marketing Claims
  • All Literature Pre-Approved By The U.S. EPA/Safer Choice Program
  • Not Regulated; No Hazmat Shipping Fees
  • Packaging; 5 Gal Pails, 55 Gal Drums, & 275 Gal Totes
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For many years, degreasers have been formulated with ingredients that pose serious considerations with respect to worker exposure and the environment. These products are frequently blended with strong alkalis and solvents in order to enhance their efficiency in cleaning oily or greasy soils. While effective, these formulations have been and will continue to be the cause of worker injury in the form of skin complications or eye damage. Additionally, their use adversely impacts air quality as a result of volatile solvents which can evaporate into the atmosphere.
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Recognitions:

  • Recognized for safer chemistry by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
  • Recognized by EPA’s Safer Choice Program as safer for the worker and the environment

Awards:

  • "Partnership Agreement” with the "U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice Program”
  • Approved for the use of the "U.S. EPA/Safer Choice” Label

Environmental Achievements:

  • NSF International Approved Toxicology Profile as Pertains to our Environment
  • NSF Approved Toxicology Profile for the Concerns of Human Health
  • No Phosphates or Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Will not degrade air quality

Worker Exposure Concerns:

  • Health Canada, Determination of Alkali Reserve, C-14.2”; not corrosive to skin

Performance Testing Certifications:

  • ASTM D4488-A5; Excellent Performance
  • ASTM D4488-A6; Excellent Performance
  • CSPA DCC-17; Excellent Performance
  • ASTM G31-72 NACE Standard Corrosion Tests; "Not corrosive to Metals”

Dept of Transportation (DOT) Certifications:

  • Not Corrosive
  • Not Regulated
  • No Hazmat shipping fees 

Industry Associations/Support:

  • National Waterways Foundation - Contributor
  • RiverWorks Discovery – Co-Sponsor
  • Waterways Council Inc. - Member
  • Living Lands & Waters - Contributor
  • St. Louis River Industry Club - Member
  • Paducah Propeller Club - Member

Industry Organizations

Exhibitorships and Meetings:

Yes, it works!

We deliver the highest quality product on the market. Not only is our product worker safe and environmentally safe, it performs better than the leading engine degreasers on the market.

Tugboat Engine Degreaser

Tugboat diesel engine degreaser is our leading product! With a heavy presence in the river operations industry, we pride ourselves on the performance and worker safety L-44 offers the river community.

Tow Boat Engine Degreaser

Tugboat diesel engine degreaser is our leading product! With a heavy presence in the river operations industry, we pride ourselves on the performance and worker safety L-44 offers the river community.

Fleet Ship Engine Degreaser

A good Tow Boat Engine Degreaser is hard to find, especially a with a green formula. L-44 Tow Boat diesel engine degreaser out performs the leading degreasers in the market.

Power Plant Engine Degreaser

Tugboat diesel engine degreaser is our leading product! With a heavy presence in the river operations industry, we pride ourselves on the performance and worker safety L-44 offers the river community.

Airline Engine Degreaser

A good Tow Boat Engine Degreaser is hard to find, especially a with a green formula. L-44 Tow Boat diesel engine degreaser out performs the leading degreasers in the market.

L-44® Engine Degreaser:

works better than conventional degreasers

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What People Say

"I just wanted to take a moment to let you know what you and your product "L-44 ECD Degreaser" has, and will continue to do for our industry. Speaking for most of our industry when I say, anything we can do to protect our people and the environment by using your product gives us great pride. We have been using L-44® ECD for some time now and are very pleased with the results as well as its safety for our employees and our rivers. Our leaders at SCF Marine strive to keep our employees safe and out of danger on every level and with products like L-44® it makes our job much easier. Keep up the great work and thank you for your commitment on keeping our environment and employees at the top of your list."

Bart Freeman, Purchasing Manager, SCF Marine

"I have been using degreasers for many years and have never had the quality of degreaser that I am now using with the L-44® ECD. It reduces the amount of time I have to spend in the engine room cleaning which allows me more time to concentrate on my other duties. The younger generation of engineers are going to be spoiled by using a higher quality of degreaser than we had to use in the past. They will spend less time cleaning and no burning or skin irritation when it comes in contact with your skin.”

Rick Myers, Chief Engineer, M/V Twyla Luhr

“It is my privilege to use and supply L-44® ECD on our fleet of boats and barges. L-44® has reduced our concerns with human safety as well as environmental impact with its environmental profile. We feel this product is the future for inland and offshore vessels to ensure a safe environment for our workers and the planet. L-44® has allowed us to show our commitment to safety through our company audits as well as the Tankerman Management Self-Assessment or TMSA audits that are conducted on our company by our customers. SCF Liquids strives to be the safest operators in the business and products like L-44® allow us to achieve this. Our crew members have given great feedback on its cleaning ability and has reduced the time it takes to clean their work areas. We will continue to use L-44® and promote our experiences to other companies in our industry”.

Mike Babin, Port Engineer, SCF Liquids

"We enjoy an honored privilege for the opportunity extended our company by Joe Brantley of AEP River Operations to have L-44® ECD Degreaser evaluated as part of their corporate "Go Green” mission aboard the mv. Donna Rushing. We are uniquely indebted to AEP, and for the detailed efforts of Rob Korte and Jim Wilson for their testing reviews of L-44® ECD on multiple tugboats of the AEP fleet.”

Project Go Green

"I have worked for Luhr Bros. Inc. for 26 yrs on the boats and in their office. I came in the office in 1996 as a Safety Manager.  We have been using the "L-44 ECD” Degreaser for about 4 yrs. From my perspective as a Safety Professional, the L-44 "ECD” Degreaser we are using is better than any other degreasers we have used by far. With "L-44 ECD” Degreaser we have an environmentally safe product, and no crew members having to attend medical facilities due to being burned by direct skin contact. Also it does a great job cleaning our engines and not fading the paint job. I encourage all the river companies to give it a try.”

Bill Klingel
Luhr Bros Inc. Marine Division

"I wanted to take a minute to thank you and Custom Compounders for putting out the L44ECD degreaser. Our crews use your degreaser on a daily basis and feel that it preforms very well. As the manager of our facility I appreciate the fact that your degreaser is user friendly, environmentally friendly, and meets or exceeds our government standards. I regularly pass the information on L44 along to others that we work with in the industry including fuel and oil suppliers.”

Karl Berthelot
Manager BMI Ste. Gen.

"Thanks again for the opportunity to test your L-44 degreaser in our harbor fleeting operations. I now see why you had enough confidence in your product to offer a free sample for testing. Boy, were we pleased with the results! It’s nice to see a degreaser that not only cleans well, but also one that is safe for our employees and our equipment. Thanks again for opportunity to test your degreaser.”

You now have a new happy customer!

Terry F. Ferebee
VP Vessel Operations, Helena Marine Service, Inc.