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BASF to build black mass plant in Germany to recycle batteries

BASF has announced it will build a black mass plant for recycling batteries in Schwarzheide, Germany, where it already has a cathode active materials production and recycling facility.  The company says the new plant, which is expected to begin production in early 2024, will be built to the highest environmental, health and safety standards. BASF… Read more »

BASF introduces a new rubber binder for silicon anodes

BASF has introduced a new rubber binder designed for anodes, part of the company’s Licity product line. Licity 2698 X F is a styrene-butadiene rubber binder for anodes that have more than 20% silicon. The company says it has “excellent stress-strain properties and elasticity.” “Hurdles such as low range and long charging times can be… Read more »

BASF introduces new color-stable plastic for EVs

BASF has introduced a new PA66 engineering plastic, which is designed for EVs. It’s part of the Ultramid product line. Ultramid A3U44G6 DC OR features high electrical insulation, flame retardancy and color stability. “High-voltage components are usually exposed to significant temperature fluctuations,” said BASF Manager of Product Development Tina Weller. “This repeatedly leads to strong discoloration… Read more »

BASF launches busbar holders with newly developed TPU overmolding

BASF has introduced new busbar holders featuring a newly developed thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) overmolding. Elastollan R 2600 FHF is a halogen-free and UL 94 V-0 compliant TPU. It has an optimized thermal linear expansion coefficient which “reduces the risk of cracks occurring during temperature changes.” BASF says Elastollan R 2600 FHF offersseveral advantages in comparison… Read more »

BASF inks land purchase agreement for battery site in Canada

Cathode active materials (CAM) producer BASF has signed an agreement to purchase land for a future CAM materials production, battery metals recycling and refining site in Quebec. The site is positioned beside the Saint Lawrence River in Bécancour. According to BASF, the site will “rely on competitive hydropower to further reduce the carbon footprint of… Read more »

BASF consolidates business, will invest $5 billion in battery materials and recycling

BASF, a producer of cathode active materials (CAM), plans to consolidate some of its business into a new legal entity called BASF Automotive Catalysts and Recycling beginning in January of 2022. The company will also invest up to €4.5 billion ($5 billion) in battery materials and recycling. Based in New Jersey, the new entity will… Read more »

BASF and SVOLT enter cathode active material partnership

BASF and SVOLT have entered into an agreement to partner throughout their global operations with regards to cathode active materials (CAM) development, raw materials supply and battery recycling for SVOLT’s battery cells. Both companies will also assess joint upstream resourcing to strengthen the security of raw material supply. BASF has a global manufacturing and R&D… Read more »

BASF to build battery prototype recycling plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

BASF will build a prototype battery recycling plant in Schwarzheide, Germany, at the site of its existing cathode active materials plant. The prototype recycling plant will allow for the development of operational procedures and optimization of technology to extract lithium, nickel, cobalt and manganese from end-of-life lithium-ion batteries as well as off-spec material from cell… Read more »

BASF says its Ultramid polymer meets heat and corrosion protection requirements for EV powertrains

With the development of its heat-stabilized Ultramid B3PG6 BK23238, BASF is expanding its product portfolio of polyamides for the high temperature range. The new P-stabilization offers a heat resistance of up to 190° C and prevents galvanic corrosion on electrical components due to its low-halogenide and metal-free stabilization. The polyamide, reinforced with 30% glass fibers,… Read more »

BASF markets anode binders for Li-ion batteries

Battery manufacturers are striving to increase capacity, reduce charging time and ensure an adequate supply of raw materials. BASF developed its new Licity range of binders in order to meet these needs. Depending on their requirements, customers can choose a series with a certain application focus, such as binders suitable for pure graphite or silicon-containing anodes…. Read more »