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Jack Lifton

About Jack Lifton

Jack Lifton is the CEO of Jack Lifton, LLC and is a consultant, author, and lecturer on the market fundamentals of technology metals. “Technology metals” is a category term now in wide use that he coined at the beginning of the twenty-first century to describe those strategic metals whose electronic properties make our technological society possible. These include copper, the rare earths, the platinum group metals, the steel alloy metals, lithium, cobalt, graphite and most of the rare critical metals and materials necessary for our health, safety, and technologies, both consumer and military. He is on several technical advisory boards in the mining and metal refining sector and is also a founding co-principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC. His consulting is done through Jack Lifton, LLC, a consultancy he formed in 1999 upon his retirement as the CEO of an OEM automotive supply company specializing in the process chemistry of engineered materials and metals trading. Jack Lifton LLC has advised governmental agencies both at home and abroad on metals industries supply chain issues and has done extensive due diligence on mining, refining, and the fabrication of metals for financial institutions globally. He is a member of numerous professional societies and is a frequent speaker at both professional and industry events on both the markets for technology metals and materials, and on the use of new and newly applied technologies for the extraction, refining and fabrication of rare metals and materials. Jack Lifton is the Director of the Industrial Policy Institute, which advises governments on the development and implementation of national industrial policies for the management of critical metals and materials. Jack Lifton is also the Host and Publisher for the Technology Metals section of InvestorIntel.com. Follow Jack on Twitter @JackLifton

95 InvestorIntel Articles By Jack Lifton

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The inevitable impact of the Coronavirus on the world’s rare earths supply.

Critical materials-based supply chains may be hanging by a thread, the thread of the size of existing Chinese inventories. The […]


How the American recent policy shift has inspired a rare earths revival

The American Federal Government’s recent policy shift to require national self-sufficiency in critical metals for technology for the Defense Department […]


American Industrial Policy Regains its Mojo

The U.S. Federal Department of Energy has taken a significant step in the creation of an American industrial policy for […]


The Trump Effect on Detroit

There’s a logical fallacy named “post hoc ergo propter hoc”. The name is Latin for “After that (therefore) on account […]


Lifton defines “technology metals”

What are technology metals and material? They are those chemical elements mostly metals the electronic properties of which enable individuals […]


Lifton on the global race for lithium ion battery materials

What are the fundamental business type start-ups the creation of which point to a permanent increase in demand for a […]


Upcycling: The influence of de-globalization on the supply of technology metals and materials

The principal driver for change that I see in the overall supply picture for technology metals and materials as a […]