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Posts Tagged: Arkema

Nippon Shokubai and Arkema partner to produce ultrapure lithium salt in France

Global chemical supplier Nippon Shokubai and materials science specialist Arkema plan to establish a joint venture to build an industrial plant for the production of LiFSI, aka lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide, an ultrapure electrolyte salt. The project is intended to support the development of the European battery value chain. The partners mean to enable the mass production… Read more »

Arkema opens new battery research center,  ramps up fluoropolymer production

Arkema has opened the Christian Collette Center of Excellence, dedicated to batteries, at its Pierre-Bénite Research Center. The group also announced a 50% increase in Kynar PVDF fluoropolymer production capacity at its Pierre-Bénite site. These polymers are used as separator coatings or as cathode binders.  Arkema supplies PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) for binders and separator coatings,… Read more »

French chemical giant and utility join to create energy storage R&D lab

Arkema, a global chemical company, and SCE France, a subsidiary of Canadian electricity producer Hydro-Québec, plan to create a joint laboratory that will focus on developing a new generation of materials for the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries, in particular new electrolytes (solvents, lithium salts) and conduction agents (carbon nanotubes, conductive polymers). Arkema’s Kynar polyvinylidene fluoride… Read more »