Lithium Greases and Lithium Complex greases make up the vast majority of heavy duty lubricating greases on the market today due to their many applications and uses. Lithium-based additives act as thickeners in liquid lubricants, forming the stable, gelatinous compound known as grease.
Greases made with lithium-based soaps adhere particularly well to metals, making them ideal for lubrication purposes. Lithium Greases are non-corrosive to metals and may often be used under heavy loads and high temperatures, maintaining their viscosity as temperatures increase.
Lithium Greases are formulated to resist moisture and begin to liquefy only at very high temperatures. Considering their high quality lubrication properties, Lithium Greases are commonly used throughout industrial plants and even in household tasks. Certain additives may be included in particular greases to make sure they can withstand the extreme operating temperatures and pressures that industrial machinery imparts on its components. PSC offers a variety of Lithium Greases for every industrial and household applications.
Many of these Lithium greases have varying NLGI grades. For example, NLGI GC-LB, meaning they are suitable for use in gear and wheel bearings or as a chassis lubricant. NLGI 2 grade is also very common. However, those are not the only NLGI grades we carry. If you are unsure, check the description or manufacturer product data sheets (PDS) specifications located on the product pages.