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CIBF 2023: BASF powers the future of e-mobility with advanced cathode-active materials and broad chemical innovations

At the China International Battery Fair (CIBF) 2023, BASF and BASF Shanshan Battery Materials Co., Ltd. (BASF: 51%; Shanshan: 49%) present a broad portfolio of chemical innovations, including customized innovative cathode active materials and recycling solutions. With the vision of powering a net-zero future for electromobility, BASF is active in batteries at different levels of the value chain and has established close collaborations with customers and partners to make battery more powerful, more reliable and more affordable.

Riding on the boom of China's electric vehicle industry, CIBF has become one of the world’s largest trade fairs for the battery industry. The wide range of exhibits covering the entire value chain makes CIBF an important business platform that attracts audiences around the world.

As a leading producer of battery materials with local production capacities in the three main markets of Asia, Europe and North America, BASF has in-depth expertise in battery chemistry and a strong global presence to help customers grow their business and achieve success in different regions. In China, BASF Shanshan already has a strong position in the battery materials value chain including raw materials, precursor cathode active materials (PCAM), cathode active materials (CAM) and battery recycling.

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“More and more Chinese companies are embarking on a cross-regional sustainable journey. Leveraging BASF’s global landscape, technology expertise and market access, BASF Shanshan can provide tailor-made solutions to meet the domestic and global business needs of our customers and help them participate in the strong market growth.” said Jay Yang, CEO of BASF Shanshan Battery Materials Co., Ltd.

As one of the most important components of lithium-ion batteries, CAM must be tailored to meet the specific requirements of each battery system. At CIBF 2023, R&D experts from BASF and BASF Shanshan specializing in metal technology and recycling, PCAM and CAM will also be on hand to share the latest market trends, explain the company’s technology roadmap and guide the audience to a customized solution.

“Innovation is a key enabler in the pursuit of more sustainable and higher performing batteries. Our global R&D network is tuning CAM technologies to address customers’ diversified needs and incorporating a closed-loop philosophy to power a net-zero future for electromobility.” said Dr. Heiko Urtel, Vice President, Global R&D Battery Materials & Recycling at BASF.

Heiko at CIBF
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At the tech talks, BASF, BASF Shanshan and its strategic partners highlight the joint efforts to shape a resilient and sustainable battery value chain through base metal management, breakthrough CAM innovations, close business collaborations, and recycling technologies to close the loop.


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