Posts Tagged: SK Innovation

Toyocolor to supply carbon nanotube dispersions to SK Innovation

Japanese ink and materials manufacturer Toyocolor has been tapped to supply its Lioaccum series of conductive carbon nanotube (CNT) dispersions to the North American and European operations of battery-maker SK Innovation.  Lioaccum dispersions are used as a conductive additive in Li-ion cathodes to help expand battery capacity. These batteries will be installed in EVs manufactured… Read more »

Settlement of dispute between South Korean battery makers is good news for US auto industry

LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation have settled a long-running trade dispute, clearing the way for SK to proceed with construction of a battery factory in Commerce, Georgia that is slated to supply batteries to Ford and Volkswagen. The International Trade Commission decided in February that SK stole 22 trade secrets from LG Energy, and… Read more »

SK Innovation to invest in battery plant in Hungary

SK Innovation will invest $1.148 billion in SK Battery Hungary to build a new EV battery factory. The factory is expected to be constructed in Iváncsa, Hungary, and will have a production capacity of 30 GWh per year. The company’s first and second European plants are also located in Hungary, and the expected third plant… Read more »

SK Innovation and Glencore sign six-year cobalt supply deal

Global mining giant Glencore has signed a deal to supply Korean battery-maker SK Innovation with up to 30,000 tons of cobalt contained in hydroxide between 2020 and 2025. Glencore expects global demand for cobalt for EV batteries to reach 92 kilotons by 2025. The quantity of cobalt supplied under this contract will allow SK Innovation… Read more »

SK Innovation to build second EV battery plant in China

According to a recent article in Business Korea, SK Innovation – a subsidiary of Korea’s giant SK conglomerate – is planning to invest $1.05 billion USD to build an EV battery manufacturing plant in Yancheng, China. The new plant will join the company’s pre-existing battery plant in Changzhou. SK Innovation’s plans for the new plant… Read more »

SK Innovation to build battery separator plant in Poland

Korean energy company SK Innovation will invest nearly $376 million to build a Li-ion battery separator (LiBS) plant in Województwo Śląskie, Poland. The plant will contain four LiBS units and three ceramic coated separator (CCS) units. The plant will break ground in the third quarter of this year and is scheduled to begin mass production in the third quarter of 2021…. Read more »

PolyPlus and SK Innovation to develop glass-protected lithium metal battery

PolyPlus, a Californian company that’s developing a rechargeable lithium metal battery with a conductive glass separator, has entered a development agreement with Korean energy and chemical company SK Innovation. The collaboration is focused on PolyPlus’s solid-state lithium anode laminate. The companies’ initial goal is to produce and test prototype cells to demonstrate increased volumetric and… Read more »

SK Innovation announces new battery manufacturing plant in Georgia

Battery developer SK Innovation plans to invest $1.67 billion to build a new EV battery manufacturing plant in Georgia. The new plant will be located in Jackson County, Georgia, and is expected to create more than 2,000 jobs. Construction will occur in two phases, beginning in early 2019. The SK Group already has significant investments… Read more »