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Clariant focuses on benchmark sustainable technology for high-power electric vehicle batteries

Strategic focus on wet process technology for superior quality and consistent materials

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, isfocusing on its pioneering Wet Process Technology to ensure benchmark quality,premium lithium-iron phosphate cathode materials for automotive OEMs andbattery manufacturers. 

 

Clariant’s Life Power® P2 lithium-iron phosphate cathodematerials product family is produced at its Candiac site in Canada. Thematerials are a benchmark in terms of purity and consistent quality and provideoutstanding power capability and low-temperature performance. Closure of thecompany’s dry process pilot plant at St. Bruno, Montreal, emphasizes itsconfidence in the superior power performance and consistent quality achievedthrough Wet Process Technology. 

 

Heng Khoo, Vice President, Energy Storage, Clariant,comments: “Clariant is the largest industrial scale high-quality lithium ironphosphate provider to the market. We believe Wet Process Technology is the wayforward to ensure future-proof, superior quality cathode materials for Li-ionbatteries that can help car producers support the trend toward greenmobility.” 

 

Battery manufacturers are already taking advantage ofClariant’s Life Power P2 materials. Examples include a full electric car rentalscheme in a major European city and electric buses on the streets of manycities in the world.

 

Life Power P2 provides vehicle battery manufacturers witha cathode material with long term price stability, as all components areavailable in abundance. It features high thermal stability and is thereforemuch safer than conventional cathode materials. The raw materials are nonhazardous, which reduces environmental and health risks significantly.Batteries based on Life Power P2 also have a long life, high power, and can becharged within short time.

 

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