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Licity® – anode binders for Li-ion batteries

 

Why battery materials need to evolve

Electric mobility is among the most promising solutions to today’s climate and energy challenges. The key to successful electric vehicles and their mass adoption lies with the technology of lithium-ion batteries. But there is still need for technical improvement – especially, when it comes to charge capacity.

In order to pave the way for e-mobility, we need to envision distinct materials for lithium-ion batteries that help to – quite literally – drive this change. Therefore, we at BASF developed a new binder series for anodes in lithium-ion batteries.

Key challenges for
lithium-ion batteries

  • Overall better performance

  • Availability of of raw materials

  • Sustainable materials and production



How Licity® anode binder materials can help to boost your battery business

 

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BASF’s Licity® product range for lithium-ion battery binders are suitable for pure graphite as well as silicon-containing anodes. Licity® lithium-ion battery binders help to prevent electrode swelling, thus enabling higher battery capacities. Batteries profit from our binders with increased charge cycles and reduced charging times. Licity® lithium-ion battery binders also enhance performance in low temperature environments where Li-ion batteries traditionally do not perform well. Additionally, our binders save fossil resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions with our more sustainably produced binders based on our certified Biomass Balance Approach.

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Licity® binders – designed to fit your needs

Cleaner and more efficient batteries need high performance materials. Our anode binder solutions have distinct properties to guarantee increased performance for lithium-ion cells. Licity® binders can also be customized to meet your special requirements.

Further information and data on each individual binder are available on the following sub-pages.

Shared material properties of BASF Licity® anode binders

  • High colloidal stability
  • Superb compatibility with co-binders like CMC
  • Very good processability and coating behavior
  • Customizable Licity® binders adapt to specific customer requirements
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Sustainability check

Licity® binders are designed as waterborne, carboxylated styrene butadiene copolymers with very low VOC content. Additionally, you can save CO2 with our third-party certified biomass balanced Licity® binders. This means that biomass is fed into our chemical production process and then virtually allocated to the binder. 

Biomass Balance Approach 

Licity® binders –
designed to fit your needs

Cleaner and more efficient batteries need high performance materials. Our anode binder solutions have distinct properties to guarantee increased performance for lithium-ion cells. Licity® binders can also be customized to meet your special requirements.

Shared material properties of BASF Licity® anode binders

 

  • High colloidal stability

  • Superb compatibility with co-binders like CMC

  • Very good processability and coating behavior

  • Customizable Licity® binders adapt to specific customer requirements

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Sustainability check

Licity® binders are designed as waterborne, carboxylated styrene butadiene copolymers with very low VOC content. Additionally, you can save CO2 with our third-party certified biomass balanced Licity® binders. This means that biomass is fed into our chemical production process and then virtually allocated to the binder. 

Biomass Balance Approach 

Licity® battery binders – product overview 

Licity®

2680 series

  • General purpose

  • Suitable for SiOx containing  anodes

  • Balanced properties

Licity®

2688 series

  • Lowest springback of all grades

  • Wide application range

Licity®

2668 series

  • Highest substrate adhesion

  • Very good runnability for high solids coating

  • Thiol free technology, very low migrating substances

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Looking for product information?

Contact us, we are happy to hear from you.

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The future of electric mobility – built upon decades of knowhow on dispersions

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Since the early 20th century BASF has been driving innovations in products and applications withs its unique approach to develop and produce dispersions. Today our products cover several industries such as coatings, construction, adhesives, printing and packaging, electronics and paper. We have great expertise in providing our customers with tailor-made and state-of-the art solutions, especially in the automotive and transportation sector.

“Strong and capable lithium batteries lead the way for electric mobility to reach mass adoption. With Licity® anode binders we aim to push the capabilities of Li-ion technology further – by improving key performance factors such as capacity and low temperature behavior.”  

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Dr. Thorsten Habeck
Head of Business Management Licity® at BASF 

Strong Innovation Capability 

We steadily optimize the formulations of binder systems.

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Global Footprint – Local Supply

Fast and more sustainable: Our production sites worldwide.

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In-House Testing

Benefit of extra service in our BASF labs.

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Committed to sustainability along the value chain

We at BASF are committed to a sustainable future.

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Our experts support you with their in-depth-knowhow.

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