Lithium based greases have dominated global grease technology for several decades reaching roughly 75% of total lubricating grease volumes. Increased Lithium demand to serve a burgeoning market for electric car batteries has increased interest in competing thickener technologies. Calcium-thickened greases are a serious alternative to many of the lithium greases with their excellent water resistance and surface adhesion. Anhydrous Calcium thickened greases with their low temperature lubricity, increased service temperature, shear stability and corrosion protection, are ideal for applications in the marine, agriculture, construction and forestry segments, among others. The thickener is also suitable for use in food grade and environmentally friendly greases. See Hycal (AXEL's Anhydrous Calcium technology) Features and Benefits below.