LANXESS offers products and solutions for the entire value chain of lithium-ion batteries
Energizing Mobility: Lithium-ion batteries will play a key role in future technology solutions in the areas of e-mobility, energy storage and consumer electronics. In particular, the trend towards e-mobility is driving investments in the mass production of batteries.
Especially in the “heart” of electric vehicles namely the batteries, materials from LANXESS contribute directly or indirectly to making them safer and more powerful. Flame retardants for polymer housings and components, as well as in the electrolyte, increase safety while maintaining the performance of the battery systems. LANXESS offers a broad portfolio of phosphorus and bromine-based flame retardants for various applications in an electric vehicle.
LANXESS is also one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fluorine and phosphorus chemicals, two key raw materials for lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6), which has established itself as the common conductive salt in electrolytes for lithium-ion cells.
In addition, LANXESS is working closely with the Canadian company Standard Lithium Ltd. to produce battery-grade lithium from the brine that LANXESS extracts from its existing bromine wells in El Dorado, Arkansas, USA. Standard Lithium brings in an innovative and environmentally friendly process for the extraction of high-purity lithium directly from the brines.