Shell Launches First Product Dual Certified with HPM and GC-LB Grease Certifications

Shell Gadus S3 V220C 2 grease is now approved against the NLGI HPM certification! In addition to the HPM core certification, Shell Gadus S3 V220C 2 also obtained the +HL tag for enhanced level of performance in the heavy load carrying capacity category.

Prior to receiving the HPM + HL certification, Shell Gadus S3 V220C 2 also held the NLGI GC – LB performance classification, now making it the first dual certified grease currently available in the market.

The internationally recognized GC-LB performance classification is given to greases that have been tested and verified to demonstrate performance characteristics that meet the industry’s highest performance classification, ASTM D4950 – Standard Classification and Specification for Automotive Service Greases.

The HPM Grease Certification Program ensures that all certified greases meet or exceed the High-Performance Multiuse grease specification requirements in the areas of mechanical stability, oil separation, water resistance, heat tolerance, corrosion resistance and load carry capacity. All licensed HPM brands undergo rigorous qualification testing using independent laboratories to ensure they meet the HPM performance requirements.

For a list of HPM and GC-LB certified products, please visit:

About NLGI: As a nonprofit trade association founded in 1933 by pioneers of the lubricating grease industry, the National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI) was established with the goal of providing education, scientific and technical information, expert advice, profitable partnerships and a global forum for ideas and innovation. The mission of the organization is “to provide resources relevant to the needs of the global grease community.” Learn more at

About CQA: The Center for Quality Assurance (CQA) has over 25 years of experience working with industry partners to advance technology through the design, development and administration of specification programs. Our vision is to be the global leader in providing knowledgeable and innovative programs and solutions that will enhance the quality and application of our client’s products and create better experiences for consumers and users. Learn more at

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