SK Innovation decided to commit $ 5 billion for investment in 2 US battery plants, including one under construction in Jackson County, Georgia, USA. A new plant will have 11.7 GWh of capacity, with construction starting in July and mass production in 2023. With the investment in the second plant… Read More »SK Innovation US battery plants
POSCO Chemical plans to invest in spherical graphite and cathode materials precursors production in-house with an aim to enhance cost competitiveness through vertical integration. Graphite is used for production of negative electrodes as a feedstock. Precursors are synthesized with lithium compounds to produce cathode materials for battery’s cathodes. At present,… Read More »Posco Chemical and vertical integration of battery supply chain
Large power tools manufacturers with factories in China prefer to source lithium batteries from domestic Chinese suppliers, what poses a great opportunity for the local battery makers. Growing power tools market is still suffering from coronavirus impact, what has implications for lithium-ion battery supply chain. But in the longer run, the… Read More »Situation on cordless power tools battery market
The three-layer co-extruded separators are applied in the new BYD blade batteries based on lithium iron phosphate chemistry. Three-layer co-extruded separators (a type of dry process separators) are characterized by several advantages: They do not require an application of ceramic coatings, what reduces the weight and thickness of the battery… Read More »Impact of the new BYD blade batteries on separators market.