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BESTOLIFE® turns horizontal drilling market on its side with debut of STINGER® HDD lubricating compounds

CONTACT: Sharon White, 214-583-0271,

DALLAS, Texas – With more than 80 years of innovation and leadership, BESTOLIFE Corporation (, today unveiled its latest developments in premium drilling lubrication compounds for the Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Market with its new STINGER™ line.

The new family of STINGER® brand compounds, including STINGER® HDD, STINGER®HDD-ALL SEASON and STINGER® ENVIRO (Non-Metallic), are highly versatile products that protect drill collars and tool joints under a wide variety of conditions and provide directional drilling contractors with performance they can rely on in the harshest conditions.

“We think STINGER® will be a great new addition to the BESTOLIFE® Product line for our customers in the HDD Industry,” said Tim Sanders, Industrial Sales Representative, at BESTOLIFE®. “By providing HDD customers with superior thread protection combined with corrosion and water wash-out resistance, we allow drilling contractors to raise the bar on HDD equipment efficiency.”

New STINGER® HDD and STINGER® HDD-ALL SEASON bring the famous BESTOLIFE copper ‘look and feel’ combined with the high performance that HDD Contractors expect of copper-based drilling compounds. These innovative compounds are specially formulated for use on all HDD applications and provide unrivaled galling and seizing protection for a wide range of environmental conditions.

New STINGER® ENVIRO is a specially formulated, ‘Non-Metallic’ lubricating compound, for use on all HDD drilling applications, and especially effective in environmentally sensitive areas.

“Unlike many environmentally friendly products currently on the HDD Market, our graphite-based, STINGER® ENVIRO, has superior adhesion to threads which translates to better brushability, less dripping and waste during application and outstanding water wash-out resistance,” said Sanders.

All three new compounds provide the following characteristics:

  • Superb protection against seizing and galling
  • Resistant to water wash-out and will not harden or bleed excessively in storage
  • Can be brushed on threads or applied via most automated lubrication systems
  • Easy application in a wide range of temperatures
  • Contains extreme pressure additives & corrosion inhibitors

“We have an ideal opportunity to open additional doors and bring our long history of drilling lubrication expertise to new and growing market categories,” said Jared Elliott, president of BESTOLIFE® Corporation. “STINGER® is an important step toward our goal of expanding our BESTOLIFE® product offerings and helping HDD customers operate more efficiently and profitably.”

Opportunities are available for qualified distributors worldwide. For more information on STINGER® products or information on how to become a distributor, visit

About BESTOLIFE Corporation

Since 1932, BESTOLIFE® has led the market for Drilling, Production, and Industrial compound applications. They offer a wide range of premium compounds that are proven to extend the life of drilling equipment. These products are formulated to strict standards of quality and performance that meet or exceed industry standards and customer needs.