Solvay's high-performance material solutions are helping to address the challenges of today and tomorrow:
Higher battery energy density
Our Solef® PVDF
and Torlon® PAI
are used as electrode binders to help achieve better performance by providing higher energy density with lower binder quantity, thus reducing overall battery costs as well.
Longer battery lifetime and safety
Used as material for separator coating, Solef® PVDF
increases batteries' life cycle as well as safety at high temperatures.
Electrolytes: Solvay's additives together with a variety of new organic and inorganic fluorinated compounds, are used in the electrolyte of Li-ion batteries. These materials help achieve the critical requirements for next generation batteries: F1EC
improves safety and energy storage, F2EC provides a longer cycle-life, TAB
improves overcharge protection.
Salt and additives: LiTFSI
is a conductive lithium salt, with excellent electrochemical and thermal stability. In Li-ion batteries, LiTFSI is used as additive to improve battery life and safety.
Beyond Batteries: Solvay Technologies for Hybrid / Electric Vehicles
Our Amodel PPA®
, Ixef® PARA
, and KetaSpire®PEEK
polymers replace metal parts within battery modules and packs for weight reduction as well as for improved electrical insulation and mechanical properties.
For battery cooling efficiency, Galden® PFPE
fluorinated fluid is used to ensure the best pack operation conditions and excellent electrical safety.