Cabot launches new performance additive for lithium-ion batteries

The Boston-based specialty chemical company announced the launch of the new LITX50™ carbon conductive additive, designed to increase the power and energy of lithium-ion batteries.

 

Back in the old days, you could put a tiger in your tank – now Cabot Corporation wants to put one in your battery pack. This week, the Boston-based specialty chemical company announced the launch of the new LITX50™ carbon conductive additive, which is designed to increase the power and energy of lithium-ion batteries.

Every battery has positive and negative layers, which are made by coating a metal foil with a layer of battery materials. Thick layers are good for energy capacity, but not for delivering power, as they are too resistive. Thin layers are good for power delivery, but weak for energy capacity, as more layers must be added to make a battery with enough power. LITX50 is designed to improve the conductivity of electrodes, enabling better power performance and thicker, higher-energy layers.

“The LITX50 product is a multi-function additive that delivers improved performance across the board,” said Cabot spokesman Greg Romney. “It allows battery makers to coat thinner, more energy dense layers while also achieving superior performance under challenging low temperature conditions.”

http://www.cabot-corp.com/advanced-batteries

 

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