Birla Carbon to showcase lithium-ion products at the Battery Show Europe 2021

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 25 Nov 2021


India’s Birla Carbon, a global leader in manufacturing high quality carbon black solutions, will participate at The Battery Show Europe 2021, to be held from November 30-December 2, 2021 at Messe Stuttgart, Germany. Birla Carbon will exhibit at Booth 8-654.

Following its recent entry into the energy Systems market, Birla Carbon will present a portfolio of conductive carbon solutions with its Conductex i and Conductex e series of products at the show, along with the forthcoming array of carbon-based solutions for the battery industry. Birla Carbon’s participation is aimed at expanding its geographic presence in Europe and globally while addressing customer needs.

According to the company, the Conductex i series and NTeC-B performance conductive additives for Li-ion batteries can provide higher battery manufacturing throughput along with superior high discharge rate performance, extended cycle life, exceptional high voltage retention for power batteries and fast charge performance for EVs. Birla Carbon is also developing a portfolio of performance anode active materials to include a complete offering of market-ready natural and synthetic graphite.

The Conductex e line are key performance-enhancing carbon black additives that provide high conductivity and purity while enabling manufacturers the formulation flexibility needed for a variety of applications in lead-acid batteries, including automotive, telecom, motive power, energy storage systems, and e-bikes.

Birla Carbon’s new portfolio of conductive carbons is designed for the lithium ion and lead acid battery markets enabling customisation in formulation and performance in a variety of segments, including automotive, telecoms, motive power, energy storage systems, and e-bikes. These products leverage Birla Carbon’s unique Ultra process to ensure the highest levels of purity and conductivity, enabling increased charge acceptance, particularly under partial state-of-charge operation.

Sharing his thoughts on the company’s participation at the Batery Show, John Davidson, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Birla Carbon, said, “Birla Carbon has designed a new portfolio of conductive carbons for the lithium ion and lead acid battery markets that provide 5-15% energy savings. The Battery Show Europe is a forum where the energy storage market leaders come together, and we would like to share our solutions with them.”

He added, “Our participation signifies our commitment to the market, and the solutions we present are our way of sharing the strength. We are proud to continue this journey through sustainability and circularity, offering clean energy solutions for the battery market with our highly engineered conductive carbon additives.”

Dr. Ann Schoeb, Chief R&D Officer, and Business Head, Energy Systems, Birla Carbon, said, “Birla Carbon’s entry into the battery market indicates our ambitions for growth as the demand for materials to support electric vehicles and other energy storage requirements escalates rapidly. We aim to constantly bring innovative products to the market and develop them to support our customers’ needs. With Conductex i and Conductex e product portfolio, Birla Carbon is enhancing the contribution of carbons in advanced battery applications.”

 As one of the flagship businesses of the leading Indian multinational conglomerate, the Aditya Birla Group, Birla Carbon provides innovative sustainable carbon black solutions that enhance the performance of paints and coatings, inks, and toners, plastics, adhesives, sealants, textile fibres, mechanical rubber goods, and tyres.

The company’s footprint extends across 12 countries with 16 manufacturing facilities and two state-of-the-art technology centres in Marietta (USA) and Taloja (India), providing industry-leading innovation.