An idiot abroad asked this question. Does this mean then that the lubricant has gone off? As in stale, rotten, way past expiry date. Not at all, but it does bring to mind one very salient point that the environmentally conscious lubricant supplier VA would like its industrial and commercial clients to be conscious of. The great news is that the green-friendly lubricant will last a lot, lot longer than the conventional products still being mass produced and distributed.
And furthermore, just a fingertip by comparison is all that is required to keep tools and machinery well-lubricated for a lot longer than would have been the case otherwise. What this lubricating effect achieves, of course, is keeping the tools and machinery clean. The operating equipment is also well-guarded against rust and corrosion, as well as all the usual dust and debris that would be encountered in a workshop or factory space, even when stored away.
And that’s just the thing that the dimwitted questioner, although unintentionally, brought to mind. The product lasts a long time. Helping that longevity along is the fact that not much of the product material needs to be used. But like all products, the green lubricant is still going to have an expiry date and then, yes, the green-friendly lubricant could very well go off, rendering it redundant. Even so, should that happen, it is not yet the end of the world.
The product material could be returned to the lubricant supplier who will, of course, be able to recycle it in the appropriate manner. And from this, new batches can be prepared for future use. All and sundry benefits. Even the environment. The industrialist is able to make just one more dent in reducing his carbon footprint.