food safe lubricants

Our Company

IKV Group – Specialist Lubricants Manufacturer

Innovation to continually develop our products and service
Knowledge of the latest technologies and materials
Versatility to adapt to the customer’s specific requirements

Never heard of Tribology…?

‘The study of friction, wear and lubrication; the science of interacting surfaces in relative motion’

IKV Tribology Ltd is based in the UK near Monmouth, South Wales, specialising in high performance lubricants and lubrication. IKV TRIBOFOOD offers a complete range of food grade synthetic oils, high performance, high and low temperature food greases, fluids and special dry film coatings.

All IKV food grade lubricants are developed and manufactured within our quality system accredited to ISO9001 and are also ISO/TS 16949 accredited.


Research & Development

Our Research and Development (R&D) Teams within IKV Group are key to ensuring we are at the forefront of developing new lubricant technologies.

The strategies for today’s R&D decisions are made by consideration of market and technical trends from lubricant customers and high technology machinery manufacturers.

At IKV Group we prioritise R&D projects in order to meet the imminent needs of the market.

IKV offices around the world contribute to product development and assist the technical team as they strive to cater for the specific local market and industry requirements in the field of industrial oils and speciality greases.

  • We aim to innovate constantly, to investigate new raw materials and production processes, as well as developing new products to meet future trends
  • We ensure that new products offer high levels of benefit to the customer and maximum reliability
  • We are rigorous in our testing, ensuring we meet the demands of performance, safety, hygiene, and environmental considerations

Technical Service

TRIBOFOOD aim to provide our customers with a personal and technical service in line with the high technology products we manufacture.

We offer free of charge lubrication surveys at your site and from the information gathered can recommend suitable products for each application and a suitable preventative maintenance programme to ensure that all re-lubrication intervals and individual application parameters are met.

TRIBOFOOD understand lubrication but we also aim to understand your industry and application needs, in order to ensure you are using the best product and obtaining the ultimate lubrication performance.

Our personal and attentive service allows you peace of mind that we are available for you when you need us.


IKV Group is committed to leading the industry by supplying environmentally friendly and biodegradable lubricants minimising the impact of activities on the environment.

The key points of its strategy to achieve this are:

  • Minimise waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible
  • Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst its customers and suppliers
  • Source and promote a product range to minimise the environmental impact of both production and distribution whilst reducing power consumption in the production of all materials
  • Meet or exceed environmental legislation that relates to our industry

TRIBOFOOD manufacture a full range of biodegradable oils, greases and non-toxic lubricants for use in a wide variety of industries and applications from biodegradable hydraulic and chain saw oils, to cleaner and safer agricultural and rail industry lubricants, thereby helping to reduce the environmental impact of the materials we supply.

By ensuring our customers are using the optimum lubricant for their application we reduce overall lubricant consumption and wastage due to unnecessary re-lubrication and lubricant replacement. Synthetic lubricants for example, can extend life expectancy several times over a conventional mineral oil based lubricant.

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