Shell Lubricants announced the U.S. rollout of Retinax LX, a family of lithium complex greases made from a combination of performance additives and developed primarily for heavy-duty truck components subjected to high-temperature conditions, including wheel bearings, axles, ball joints, king pins, and disc brakes.
Retinax LX is formulated to provide improved EP/load carrying ability, oxidation stability, rust protection and resistance to water wash-off, according to Dan Arcy, technical marketing manager for Shell. Its distinct red color makes it easy to identify.
“The performance capabilities of Retinax LX include outstanding temperature ranges to handle ball and rolling element bearings operating at temperatures between -150° C and +150° C,” he noted. “This new product line also features increased fretting protection that can help overcome problems suffered by bearings subjected to conditions of excessive vibration.”
Retinax LX is replacing Shell's Retinax LC.