RESOURCES FOR MANUFACTURERS

Five Step Process

HPM Registration Process
  1. Grease Manufacturer or Marketer submits the Product Approval Application (HPM03), even if you are applying to Rebranding a grease manufactured by a Private Label Manufacturer.
  2. Submit the Sample Submission Form (HPM05) along with your qualification sample.
  3. Payment Details can be found in the License Agreement (HPM02) as well as on the invoice you receive from CQA.
  4. Complete and sign the NLGI License Agreement (HPM02).
  5. Additional Brands and Rebrands are registered on the Brand Name Application (HPM07).

High-Performance Multiuse (HPM) Grease Specification

The High-Performance Multiuse (HPM) Grease Specification introduced in November 2020. The specification’s limits are “challenging yet achievable” in order to set a new performance standard that grease users and specifiers can utilize for selecting greases to use in their applications.

HPM Webinars

Want to learn more about the HPM Grease? NLGI is pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated webinar series, specifically focused on the tests included in the new High-Performance Multiuse (HPM) grease specification.

The webinars are approx. 15-20 minutes, plus live Q&A at the end of the webinar. Once the webinar airs, a repository can be found on the Members’ Only area of the NLGI website.

Contact NLGI HQ if you need login credentials.

NLGI'S HPM GREASE WEBINAR SERIES

Member Pricing

There are several cost structures depending on your position as a member, nonmember, or Rebrander.

CORE PRODUCTS

Core Product Registration
  • 2022: $3,900
  • 2023: $4,017

CORE PRODUCTS Renewal

Core Product Registration
  • 2022: $2,535
  • 2023: $2,812

Tag Pricing (per tag)

2022 | 2023
  • 1 Tag: $1,170 | $1,205
  • 2 Tags: $761 | $783
  • 3 Tags: $644 | $663
  • 4 Tags: $585 | $603

Tag Renewal (per tag)

2022 | 2023
  • 1 Tag: $761 | $844
  • 2 Tags: $494 | $548
  • 3 Tags: $418 | $464
  • 4 Tags: $380 | $422

*Reprocessing Fees
HPM Core: $2,000 | First Tag: $1,500| Each Additional Tag: $500

Non-Member Pricing

*Non-members with re-branded products will be charged as below.
If interested in joining NLGI for discounted pricing, please contact nlgi@nlgi.org

CORE PRODUCTS

Core Product Registration
  • 2022: $4,875
  • 2023: $5,021

CORE PRODUCTS Renewal

Core Product Registration
  • 2022: $3,169
  • 2023: $3,515

Tag Pricing (per tag)

2022 | 2023
  • 1 Tag: $1,463 | $1,506
  • 2 Tags: $951 | $979
  • 3 Tags: $804 | $829
  • 4 Tags: $731 | $753

Tag Renewal (per tag)

2022 | 2023
  • 1 Tag: $951 | $1,054
  • 2 Tags: $618 | $685
  • 3 Tags: $523 | $580
  • 4 Tags: $475 | $527

*Reprocessing Fees
HPM Core: $2,500 | First Tag: $1,875 | Each Additional Tag: $625

RE-BRANDS

*Available to NLGI Members Only
**First product must be registered at full fare.
Remaining products can be registered at re-brand pricing.

CORE PRODUCTS

Core Product Registration
  • 2022: $780
  • 2023: $803

CORE PRODUCTS Renewal

Core Product Registration
  • 2022: $507
  • 2023: $562

Tag Pricing (per tag)

2022 | 2023
  • 1 Tag: $234 | $241
  • 2 Tags: $234 | $241
  • 3 Tags: $234 | $241
  • 4 Tags: $234 | $241

Tag Renewal (per tag)

2022 | 2023
  • 1 Tag: $152 | $169
  • 2 Tags: $152| $169
  • 3 Tags: $152 | $169
  • 4 Tags: $152 | $169

*Reprocessing Fees
HPM Core: $500 | Each Additional Tag: $200

Guidelines for Rebranders

A Rebrander is defined as a grease marketer who purchases a finished grease from a private label grease manufacturer and rebrands it for resale. A grease marketer will need to submit a Supplier Affidavit to document the supplier relationship with the private label manufacturer. The marketer must be a NLGI corporate member in order to receive the Rebrander pricing structure for their products. Please contact us if you have any questions about the Rebrander process.

Testing Labs

Whether you are preparing a new or an existing formulation for HPM grease certification, NLGI has listed several USA and Non-USA testing labs for your convenience. Neither CQA nor NLGI verifies the testing accuracy of the companies mentioned on the site.

See testing labs

Renewal and Auditing Process

HPM Grease certified products are registered and carry the NLGI HPM certification and enhanced performance tags. After the initial certification, registered products are renewed annually upon successful completion of select bench testing on production samples. Field auditing of registered products is performed on an ongoing basis to ensure ontinued compliance across the entire supply chain.