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.


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 conductive 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 “partial state of charge” operation. 
  • Our LITX® conductive additives for lithium-ion batteries promote higher energy density and low temperature performance with extended cycle life for applications of electric vehicles (pure battery EV, plug-in hybrid EV and hybrid EV), energy storage systems (ESS) and consumer electronics. 
  • In addition to conductive carbon black products, we also offer silica and graphene-based additives that can improve energy density of Li-Ion batteries and extend the life of lead acid batteries.