Leading the charge for mobile energy
We can proudly say we are the global leader in, and supplier of, conductive additives for lithium-ion batteries.
As the story of lithium-ion batteries progresses, from its origins in consumer electronics in the early 1990s to its now huge presence in electric vehicles today, so does ours as a solution provider for manufacturers. Our strategy puts customers at the core of all our solution-minded processes by developing new grades and new solutions together to fully meet their specific requirements head-on.
Our customers are increasingly interested in the safety of their batteries and request high quality as well as high purity. The world of lithium-ion battery technology is developing rapidly – faster charging, longer range and charging at lower temperatures are all challenging areas of interest and our products have been and will be developed further to cater to these needs.
Our C-NERGYTM line of extremely high purity synthetic graphites and conductive carbon black powders are used as conductive additives in the positive and negative electrodes of lithium-ion batteries. The C-NERGYTM Actilion GHDR grades for the active mass of the negative electrode are made with our patented chemical vapour deposition coating – an environmentally friendly alternative to pitch coating. Finally, our carbon-based dispersions are an ideal coating for aluminum current collectors. Together with this premium range of products, we also offer a Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) coating service.
Related product ranges
Carbon black is an extremely versatile substance which is making an increasingly valuable contribution to the automotive industry. Imerys is the leading supplier of highly conductive carbon-based solutions for conductive carbon black used in lithium-ion batteries powering electric vehicles and consumer electronics. It is also a valuable ingredient in polymer compounds used in electronic devices and the automotive industry.
Graphite has a wide variety of properties and uses. Prized for its electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, softness, chemical inertness, heat resistance and lubricity, its applications range from high performance lithium-ion batteries, alkaline batteries, conductive polymers, refractories or brake pads.
Lithium is a very light alkali element that is a critical component in the manufacture of batteries for the automotive industry. It is an essential and strategic raw material for meeting the challenge of the energy transition. Imerys has launched plans to start lithium mining by the end of the decade at its Beauvoir site in central France and its Imerys British Lithium site in Cornwall, UK.