Lanxess Will Produce Electrolytes For Lithium-Ion Batteries

April 6, 2021
Lanxess enters battery chemistry business.

Lanxess reports that it is entering the field of battery chemistry by cooperating with Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology Co. (Tinci), a global manufacturer of lithium-ion battery materials. Starting next year, Lanxess will produce electrolyte formulations for lithium-ion batteries under the authorization of the Chinese company. Lanxess will use a high-tech plant operated by its subsidiary Saltigo.

The electrolyte is responsible for transporting lithium ions in the battery cell and thus is a key component of lithium-ion batteries, according to Lanxess. The high-performance electrolyte formulations from Lanxess will reportedly enable Tinci to become a domestic supplier for battery cell manufacturers in Europe.

“The upswing in e-mobility is accelerating. Numerous new plants for battery cell production are currently being built in Europe. This fast-growing market also offers great opportunities for Lanxess, especially in the field of battery chemistry,” says Anno Borkowsky, member of the board of management at Lanxess. “We already produce many raw materials for battery manufacturing. The cooperation with Tinci is another step in establishing ourselves in this market.”

Tinci is one of the world's leading manufacturers of conductive salts and electrolytes, according to Lanxess, operating three production sites for electrolyte formulations in China and with three additional sites under construction.

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