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Posts Tagged: BASF

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 »

Fortum, BASF and Nornickel to partner on battery recycling

Finish utility company Fortum, German chemical company BASF, and Russian mining company Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to develop a battery recycling cluster in Harjavalta, Finland. The companies aim to promote the production and use of recycled raw materials in the EV battery market. BASF will use the recycled materials in its planned… Read more »

BASF to build battery materials plant in Germany, supplying up to 400,000 EVs per year

Chemical company BASF announced a new battery materials production site in Schwarzheide, Germany, as part of its multi-step investment in Europe’s EV value chain. The new plant will produce cathode active materials with an initial capacity enabling the supply of around 400,000 pure EVs per year with BASF battery materials. The company says the Schwarzheide… Read more »

EU approves €3.2-billion project to create more sustainable Li-ion batteries

The European Commission recently approved a €3.2-billion research project focused on every level of the value chain of Li-ion batteries in the European market. The Commission designed the project to support the development of innovative technologies that improve charging time, battery life, safety and sustainability. The project participants will focus on four areas: Raw and… Read more »