Batteries

Engineers and designers of advanced lead-acid and lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries use our performance additives to improve durability and performance of batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles, consumer electronics, power tools and grid-level electricity storage.

Batteries

These applications are pushing battery manufacturers to deliver ever-increasing levels of performance and durability, while at the same time reducing total system cost. 

Carbon additives

Our portfolio of carbon additives enable battery developers to extract the highest possible efficiency out of each active material, promoting high power delivery and energy density in Li-Ion batteries as well as extending cycle life and charge acceptance in lead-acid batteries. Our carbon additives are also used in super capacitors, fuel cells, Li-air and other energy storage devices.

Our PBX® carbon performance additives for advanced lead-acid batteries can be used to address sulfation, which is the main limiting factor in extending lifetime and performance in advanced applications such as “start-stop” on micro-hybrid vehicles and industrial applications requiring “partially charged” operation. 

Conductive additives

We offer battery grade fumed silica products that can extend lifetime and improve performance of lead acid batteries used in e-bikes and backup applications. Our LITX® conductive additives for lithium-ion batteries promote higher energy density and cycle life especially in “high-power” applications such as power tools, hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, as well as some premium consumer electronics applications. In addition to conductive carbon products, we also offer graphene-based additives that can improve energy density of Li-Ion batteries and extend the life of lead acid batteries.

Energy storage

Activated carbon is used in dry-cell batteries (zinc-oxygen depolarization cells). Depolarization in dry elements is based on the principle of catalytic activity at the internal surface of the activated carbon. These batteries are applied in applications such as electric fences in farming and traffic signals, and require a high energy density and low energy output for a long period of time. The shelf life of these cells is long, since little to no self-discharge takes place. Our activated carbons offer high porosity that, for battery manufacturers, translates to high performance, low energy density and low weight.



Upcoming Events

The Battery Show Conference Europe 2018

Battery Show Europe 2018

May 15-17, 2018
Deutsche Messe Messegelände, Hannover, Germany
Booth 106

The Battery Show provides an exciting opportunity to connect with manufacturers from all levels of the battery supply chain for industries including automotive, utilities, renewable energy, grid, power tools and electronics. Our Performance Chemicals team will exhibit our specialty carbon blacks, fumed metal oxides and graphenes for lead acid and lithium-ion batteries.

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CIBF

China International Battery Fair 2018

May 22-24, 2018
Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China
Booth 2T038

CIBF 2018 will focus on global 3C batteries, power batteries, energy storage batteries, and manufacturing equipment and system solutions, with a special focus on industry achievements in the Chinese transportation field last two years. Our Performance Chemicals team will exhibit our specialty carbon blacks, fumed metal oxides and graphenes for lead acid and lithium-ion batteries.

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16 ELBC Vienna

ELBC 2018

September 4-7, 2018
Messe Wien Congress Centre, Vienna, Austria
Booth 85

16th European Lead Battery Conference and Exhibition is the largest gathering of lead acid battery experts taking place in 2018. In attendance will be key members of the lead battery industry including researchers, manufacturers, end users and suppliers. Our Performance Chemicals team will exhibit our solutions for advanced lead acid batteries across multiple applications including automotive, energy storage and transportation.

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The Battery Show North America

Battery Show North America 2018

September 11-13, 2018
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan
Booth 1621

This global industry event covers today's emerging advanced battery technology for the automotive, portable electronics, medical technology, military and telecommunications, and utility and renewable energy support sectors. Our Performance Chemicals team will exhibit our specialty carbon blacks, fumed metal oxides and graphenes for lead acid and lithium-ion batteries.

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