Volume 5 Issue 37
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed changes to its Risk Management Program that put more emphasis on climate change and power-loss risks. The changes – which have ramifications for chemicals used by the lubricants industry – are the latest in regulatory ping-pong between Democrat and Republican administrations, according to a U.S. law firm.
Lubrizol Corp. has found a permanent CEO and president, plucking Rebecca Liebert from PPG Industries to fill positions that had been held on an interim basis for nearly six months. She succeeds Mary Rhinehart, the company’s board of directors chairwoman who took over the additional posts when former CEO and President Chris Brown departed in March.
Piedmont Lithium chose Etowah, Tennessee as the site of a 30,000 metric tons per year lithium hydroxide plant, with completion and start of production expected in 2025. Lithium hydroxide is in high demand for electric vehicle batteries and is also used to make grease thickening soaps.