Cabot has announced plans to establish a new technology center in Münster, Germany which will focus on its battery material development. The EMEA Technology Center is expected to commence operations by April 2023, and a planned expansion is to be completed in 2024.
“We already have established conductive carbon additive (CCA) manufacturing and commercial capabilities in Europe, and our new EMEA Technology Center will enable us to collaborate more closely with our customers and offer faster development times and extensive testing and trialing in Europe,” said Shen Yi, Vice President and General Manager for Battery Materials.
Cabot expects the new center to support developments for conductive carbons, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and carbon nanostructures (CNS). The center will also support other Cabot product lines that support the battery market, including fumed alumina for separator and cathode coatings, and aerogel for thermal management.