The importance and usage of lithium is constantly raising. Lithium is used as battery materials 65%, ceramics and glass 18%, lubricating greases 5%, polymer production 3%, continuous casting mold flux powders 3%, air treatment 1% and other uses 5%. Especially the use a battery material is raising sharply together with the forecasted raise in electric mobility.
The aim of ISO/TC 333 is:
- to define a common terminology
- to define test and analysis method standards such as
- chemical analysis
- test method on physical properties
- test method on electrochemical properties of lithium cathode materials
- recycling and reuse
For smoothly doing business, it is indeed necessary to speak a common language and to have mutually agreed test methods to test the material during the value chain. As a lot of lithium is expected to come from end of use batteries, the recycling and reuse aspect is also important as well as the characteristics of the recycled material.
ISO/TC 333 has currently a public consultation on its strategic business plan. This strategic business plan contains a description of the business environment and a market analysis of the current lithium mining and processing activities. It also proposes to organise the work in 8 workgroups.
Please contact email@example.com if you want to participate in this new field of standardisation or for comments on the strategic business plan.