Lithium

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds
Synthetic lithium complex grease that is used for automotive and industrial applications. © sasirin pamai

North America’s Grease Production Rebounds

Lube Report Americas - June 22, 2022

Lubricating grease production in North America rose 9% in 2021, according to the National Lubricating Grease Institute ...

Albemarle Ramps Up Lithium Output

Albemarle Ramps Up Lithium Output

Lube Report Americas - June 15, 2022

Albemarle Corp. opened an additional plant Monday at its lithium production site in Antofagasta, Chile, part of a strate ...

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Lopal Ramps Up Battery Materials Strategy

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2022

Chinese lubricant marketer Lopal Technology Co. said recently that it is accelerating its previously stated strategy of ...

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Measuring the Homogeneity of Lubricating Greases

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

A research institute has developed two real-time methods for measuring the homogeneity of lubricating greases. What do t ...

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Mexico Nationalizes Lithium Industry

Lube Report Americas - April 20, 2022

Mexico’s government nationalized the country’s nascent lithium industry this week as legislators approved President ...

Spotlight on Grease

Spotlight on Grease

Lubes'n'Greases - June 1, 2021

Figures from the National Lubricating Grease Institute’s 2019 Annual Production Survey showed that although lithium re ...

Albemarle Boosts U.S. Lithium Capacity

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 in response to burgeoning dema ...

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 pandem ...

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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, accordi ...