KIEV, Ukraine – The global grease industry can breathe easy. Despite soaring demand for lithium in batteries, there is ample lithium for future use by both the grease and automotive industries, Chemetall contends.
The grease industry, a major user of lithium hydroxide in grease thickening systems, has watched with some concern as lithium-ion batteries consume growing volumes of the metal. Is there enough? This is the big question, Wolfgang Bos, global business manager for Chemetall Lithium, told the European Lubricating Grease Institute Annual General meeting here on Oct. 25.