The thickeners used in standard greases are often based on soaps, typically alkaline and alkaline earth metal soaps such as lithium and calcium. However, PU greases are based on so-called organic non-soap thickeners. These excel through their high temperature and oxidation resistance - properties that are increasingly in demand in the wind power sector, the food industry, as well as in vehicle drivetrains. PU greases are also already an important component in e-mobility and are set to become even more important here in future. Thanks to their properties, they are suitable for a large range of applications and meet the strict requirements in terms of temperatures, speeds, and noise reduction.
"PU products in this scope were previously the missing link in our product portfolio," explains Liebig. Supplementing and extending the range of greases offered by FUCHS was therefore one of the main reasons behind the investment in the new plant.