Lithium- Element properties, occurrence, applications and facts

Lithium-Element properties, occurrence, applications and facts

Lithium is a soft, alkali metal with silvery-white appearance. It has atomic number 3 and is of group 1 of block s. Lithium got its name from Greek word “Lithos”, meaning stone. Lithium is symbolised as Li. Lithium is the first member of alkali metal family. Lithium is a soft and silvery element. Melting point of lithium: 180.54 degree Celsius and Boiling point: 1335 degree Celsius. Lithium has low density of 0.534gm per cubic centimetre. Lithium has hardness of 0.6 on Mohs scale, this shows that the metal can be scratched from fingernails. Read more


INEOS Styrolution was established in 2011 as a joint venture of INEOS and BASF. Three years later, in 2014, the company became a wholly owned company of INEOS. This move resulted in a number of benefits for the organization, which included, for example, an easy access to upstream supplies. Today, INEOS Styrolution is determined to support the success of their customers in their respective markets, to give them a competitive edge. Based on a strong R&D network together with leading universities and research institutions, INEOS Styrolution strives to develop innovative solutions. Read more


Statoil ASA, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Total SA have signed a partnership agreement to mature the development of carbon storage on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The project is part of the Norwegian authorities’ efforts to develop full-scale carbon capture and storage in Norway. In June, Gassnova SF, a Norwegian state enterprise for carbon capture and storage awarded Statoil the contract for the first phase of the project. Norske Shell and Total E&P Norge are now entering as equal partners while Statoil will lead the project. Read more



Cabot Corporation (CBT) broke ground for a new world-class, fumed silica plant located adjacent to Dow Chemical’s Carrollton site in western Kentucky. The official ceremony was held in the presence of Sean Keohane, president and CEO of Cabot and Howard Ungerleider, chief financial officer of DowDuPont (DWDP) joined more than 150 local officials, business leaders, community members, local government representatives and other business leaders. The groundbreaking coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Dow site in Carrollton and celebrates the company’s history of innovation through silicones chemistry. Read more