Lithium

Albemarle Boosts U.S. Lithium Capacity
Brine pools used for lithium carbonate mining. © Cavan / stock.adobe.com

Albemarle Boosts U.S. Lithium Capacity

Lube Report Americas - January 20, 2021

Albemarle Corp. recently announced plans to double capacity at its lithium mine in Nevada t in response to burgeoning de ...

Lithium Loosens Its Grip on Grease

Lithium Loosens Its Grip on Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

At the end of March, India implemented the world’s most stringent lockdown in response to the novel coronavirus pande ...

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Marketing Matters

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 27, 2020

Emeka Umejei looks at African grease trends.

Lithium Prices Give Back Ground

Lithium Prices Give Back Ground

Lube Report Americas - October 23, 2019

Lithium prices have fallen in recent months, offering respite to lubricating grease producers who had been squeezed by a ...

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Contradictory Compatibility

Lubes'n'Greases - September 17, 2019

Different grease compatibility charts often present conflicting information, putting end users and their equipment at ri ...

Easing India’s Reliance on Lithium Greases

Easing India’s Reliance on Lithium Greases

Lube Report Asia - March 22, 2019

Indian grease manufacturers, like their counterparts in other countries, have for the past couple years bemoaned sharp i ...

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Everyone’s Business

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 18, 2019

Trevor Gauntlett celebrates the International Year of the Periodic Table.

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Aluminum Complex Grease Has Growth Potential in India

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 18, 2019

Electric vehicle battery makers domination of global lithium supplies leaves Indian grease makers vulnerable to shortage ...

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Grease Consistency: A Stiff Challenge

Lubes'n'Greases - October 24, 2017

For almost a century, the cone penetrometer has taken the measure of grease stiffness. Its easy, cheap, fast--and wildly ...

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Formulating Water-Resistant Grease

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - June 15, 2017

Water in lubricating greases has been a concern for more than a century. Recent research shows that calcium sulfonate gr ...

Grease Output Edged Up in 2016

Grease Output Edged Up in 2016

Lube Report - June 14, 2017

OLYMPIC VALLEY, California - Global production of lubricating greases reached 2.57 billion pounds in 2016, according to ...

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The Hunt for Lithium Alternatives

Lubes'n'Greases - April 18, 2017

With lithium prices hot on their heels, grease producers are chasing after less-costly thickeners.

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Development Boosts Africas Grease Market

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 16, 2017

Africas grease demand is expanding due to agricultural, industrial, infrastructure and mining projects. However, grease ...

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Grease Production Stays Flat

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - November 17, 2016

Global grease production was relatively stable from 2010 to 2015, hovering around 1.1 million tons annually. Sales were ...

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Fuchs Plans South Africa Grease Hub

Lube Report - August 10, 2016

Fuchs Petrolub plans to build a new grease plant in Johannesburg, South Africa, that will serve as the companys hub for ...

Worldwide Grease Production Declines

Worldwide Grease Production Declines

Lube Report - June 29, 2016

China, North America and Europe were the top grease manufacturers in 2015, representing 71 percent of worldwide producti ...

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Grease Demand Forecast to Stagnate

Lube Report - June 15, 2016

HOT SPRINGS, Va. - Global demand for greases used in industrial applications is expected to remain nearly flat through 2 ...