An ingredient capable of converting base oil to semi-solid grease. The thickener can disperse itself within base oil in the form of fine particles to form stable a three dimensional structure, eventually changing the base oil to a semi-solid substance. Thickeners are basically materials classified into metal soap or non-soap types, which subsequently affect heat resistance, water resistance, shear stability and various other kinds of performance.
【Characteristics of typical thickener】 ◎＝Superior ◯＝Normal △＝Poor
|Classification||Thickener||Drop Point||Heat Resistance||Water Stability||Shear Stability|
|Metal Soap||Calcium soap||90℃||△||△||△|
|Lithium Complex Soap||300℃||◎||○||○|
|Calcium Complex Soap||250℃||◎||○||○|
|Aluminum Complex Soap||260℃||◎||○||○|