BASF dives into Li-ion electrolyte field

  • 07-Jun-2011 08:11 EDT

BASF has done extensive research into lithium-ion batteries, of which metal oxide particles (shown) are a part. (Magnification=2200:1)

Already a producer of other materials for batteries, BASF will add electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries to its portfolio. The German company's first products will be commercially available by year's end. BASF is already developing specific formulations based on organic carbonates for customers in the battery and automotive industries. The company's plan is to be a system supplier capable of delivering tailor-made solutions.

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