Grease thickener characteristics

The grease range we offer uses a wide variety of thickener systems. The various characteristics of the thickener (also known as gellant – US terminology) gives the ability of our grease formulators to meet the challenges faced by our customers.

Formulating a grease generally involves balancing the pros and cons of a thickener and also base oil. This thickener characteristic chart will go some way to helping prospective customers understand the features and benefits of the most common thickeners we use. This chart is not a comprehensive list but does detail the most popular thickener systems.

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