American Elements expands lithium capacity to meet demands in aerospace

American Elements has announced the further expansion of its bulk lithium metal production facilities to meet growing demand for lightweight aluminum-lithium and magnesium-lithium alloys in aerospace manufacturing, the company said.

This new capacity is the second phase of a lithium production expansion that began with the lithium compound and alloy expansion announced on February 28. The focus of production includes high purity alloy grade lithium metal ingot and billet for high strength, low density structural sheet metals.

The new production capacity will affect deliveries beginning in mid-April 2018 and will allow for multi-truckload/rail car orders, according to a statement by the company.