JUNE 2009

Safety-Kleen markets used motor oil

Safety-Kleen is making its re-refined oil available to consumers under the brand name EcoPower. The company is targeting retailers and distributors in the top 100 United States markets to offer the new product, including AutoZone.

“Our research shows that consumers are ready for a new category of motor oil - recycled motor oil – with EcoPower,” said Fred Florjancic, president and chief executive officer of Safety-Kleen.

EcoPower motor oil is now available in 5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30 and 15W-40 viscosity grades. In addition, all major U.S. car manufacturers have approved the use of Safety-Kleen SAE 5W-20, 5W-30 and 10W-30 ILSAC-certified motor oil in all their cars. The EcoPower SAE 15W-40 grade has also been approved by leading heavy-duty engine manufacturers.

"We're committed to making EcoPower available through retailers for motorists that change their own oil and through oil change outlets for motorists who have their oil changed professionally," said Florjancic. "We intend to reach consumers with the best environmentally friendly motor oil on the market today."

More information about new EcoPower motor oil is available at www.ecopoweroil.com.

In 2008, Safety-Kleen collected more than 225 million gallons of used oil and recycled approximately 140 million of it into base oil products for re-use in the marketplace. Safety-Kleen’s re-refined oil meets or exceeds all applicable specifications set by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Society of Automotive Engineers, and is currently used by many large organizations, including the military, numerous state governments and automotive fleets.

The process for re-refining used oil is virtually the same as refining crude oil. Both go through the same exacting processes of distillation and hydro treating. The end product is identical to traditional motor oils made from crude and must meet the same specifications.