HPM Grease Licensing Program

How to Become an HPM Grease Licensee

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Any organization involved in the manufacture, sale or marketing of grease products is a candidate for the High-Performance Multiuse (HPM) Grease Program. The HPM program defines the level of performance required for grease products, and the program is administered by the Center for Quality Assurance (CQA). The HPM performance specification covers a core set of performance requirements (HPM core properties) plus additional performance requirements related to:

(a) Water Resistance (HPM+WR), and/or 
(b) High Load-carrying capacity (HPM+HL), and/or
(c) Salt water Corrosion Resistance (HPM+CR), and/or 
(d) Low Temperature performance (HPM+LT).

First Step

Organizations interested in certifying their grease must submit information about their branded product as well as a physical sample to CQA for qualification testing. For more information on the physical property testing requirements and the specification limits please view the High-Performance Multiuse (HPM) grease specification. When the applicant's qualification sample is approved, the applicant can finalize their brand name and will receive the HPM certification mark artwork in order to design and submit product labels for approval.

NLGI Labels

Upon completion of the process, the Licensee’s “HPM Certified” products are published on the list of approved brands on the HPM program website. Audits are conducted regularly to ensure certified products continue to adhere to the stringent quality standards set by the program. 

Cost to Register Grease Products

The costs are paid by the grease manufacturer or marketer during the certification process.  NLGI members receive member pricing, since the program is owned by NLGI. Non-members must pay the non-member fee. Learn more about the NLGI membership. Please contact us with questions or for more details.