Germany: Battery Chemistry Lanxess to Produce Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries
The Chinese company Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology (Tinci) has selected Lanxess to produce electrolyte formulations for its lithium-ion batteries. Production will be carried out at Lanxess’ high-tech plant in Leverkusen, Germany.
Leverkusen/Germany – Lanxess enters the field of battery chemistry by cooperating with Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology (Tinci), a leading global manufacturer of lithium-ion battery materials. Starting already next year, Lanxess will produce electrolyte formulations for lithium-ion batteries under the authorization of the Chinese company.
The electrolyte is responsible for transporting lithium ions in the battery cell and thus is a key component of lithium-ion batteries. The high-performance electrolyte formulations from Leverkusen will enable Tinci to become a domestic supplier for battery cell manufacturers in Europe.
For production, Lanxess will use a high-tech plant operated by its subsidiary Saltigo, a leading global custom manufacturer. In this plant, electrolytes can be formulated in line with highest quality requirements. Saltigo will bring its extensive chemical expertise to the partnership, while at the same time further expanding its experience in the field of electrolyte production.
“The upswing in e-Mobility is accelerating. Numerous new plants for battery cell production are currently being built in Europe. This fast-growing market also offers great opportunities for Lanxess, especially in the field of battery chemistry. We already produce many raw materials for battery manufacturing. The cooperation with Tinci is another step in establishing ourselves in this market,” said Anno Borkowsky, Member of the Board of Management at Lanxess.