Let’s talk Grease…Does the color really matter?
We get this question fairly often from industrial and commercial grease users. They ask if the color actually makes a difference or more frequently we will get calls looking for a “red, tacky grease.” As described in the video from Mobil below, the color of the grease does not change the performance characteristics and it is only the manufacturer who determines what color their grease is. Similar greases from different manufacturers can be different colors. In the Mobil line, there are many different colors used from dark blue typically for multipurpose greases made from conventional oil base stocks, to red mostly for multipurpose synthetic greases, grey for those containing moly for many off road equipment specifications, and white or undyed greases typically used in paper machines or food grade applications. While the color can help identify and keep different greases separate on the job site or in the plant, the application is more important to select the right grease than the color. If you need help or have questions selecting the right grease for your job, we have Sales Engineers available and the full support of Mobil to to find the right grease for you. You can also check out www.mobilindustrial.com or www.mobildelvac.com for more information on individual products and case studies from other Mobil Grease users.