batteries and energy storage

finding solutions for a longer life

Ashland goes the extra mile when it comes to finding solutions and now we can help you do the same with longer-life batteries.  The rate of change in the world can leave some ideas in the rear-view mirror, but Ashland anticipates changing needs to stay one step ahead. It's not a 'plug 'n play' when you work with Ashland.  The Ashland solvers look at all the positives and negatives of possible solutions and technologies to find the one that best fits your need.  Recharge your products and markets through collaboration with Ashland.

lithium-ion battery innovation

Generating renewable energy from the sun and wind is a growing trend. How to effectively store this energy on a large scale is a growing challenge. The increased market for electric and hybrid vehicles creates an ever-growing need for longer-life batteries to expand the driving range.  Ashland thrives on putting science and chemistry to work to provide solutions to these and other challenges. As a leading supplier of a wide range of specialty additives and ingredients Ashland provides binders to the lithium ion battery (LiB) industry. Soteras™ MSi, a unique binder for high-capacity silicon-based anodes found in lithium ion batteries, is among the most recent innovations from Ashland. Able to be processed using standard industry practices, its ability to control swelling results in superior cycle performance yielding longer battery life.

featured products:

  • Soteras™ CCS-V binder for ceramic coated lithium ion battery separators 
    Soteras™ CCS-V binder enables separator producers to meet ever more stringent safety requirements from lithium ion battery cell producers. It employs Ashland’s unique 2-component cross-linking system:
    1. unique polymer which promotes adhesion to separator
    2. cross-linking agent to ensure thermal and mechanical stability

  • Bondwell™ aqueous polymers
    Bondwell aqueous binder ensures effective anode slurry preparation and graphite binding

Products for battery applications are listed below, use the filters to find the products that meet your specific needs.

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Visit us at The NA Battery Show 2023

date: September 12 – 14, 2023 
booth: 1149 in Expo Section
Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, Michigan 48374

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  • Supremely elastic gel polymer electrolyte enables a reliable electrode structure for silicon-based anodes
    The editors at Nature Communications have put together an Editors’ Highlights webpage of recent research on Energy Materials and are pleased to publish Ashland's paper, entitled “Supremely elastic gel polymer electrolyte enables a reliable electrode structure for silicon-based anodes”. written by: Qingquan Huang, Jiangxuan Song, Yue Gao, Daiwei Wang, Shuai Liu, Shufu Peng, Courtney Usher, Alan Goliaszewski & Donghai Wang
  • In April 2022 Ashland became a full member of RECHARGE, the advanced rechargeable and lithium batteries industry association in Europe, representing all steps of the battery value chain. RECHARGE’s mission is to advocate for the sustainable development of an innovative and competitive rechargeable and lithium batteries value chain in Europe – a battery industry capable of taking Europe to climate-neutrality and industrial leadership. 

BLO butyrolactone solvent, also known as gamma-Butyrolactone, is a polar solvent for ionic substrates and functions as an acid donor in aqueous media at elevated temperatures. Although blo solvent is stable under a wide range of conditions, at elevated temperatures and in the presence of appropriate reagents, it serves as an intermediate in a variety of useful syntheses such as: Precursor to 2-pyrrolidone and the extensive family of alkyl pyrrol...

BLO™ gamma butyrolactone

Bondwell aqueous binder ensures effective anode slurry preparation and graphite binding The Bondwell BVH8 carboxy methyl cellulose (CMC) aqueous binder also acts as a rheology modifier for good slurry stability. It is typically used in conjunction with styrene butadiene (SB) latex to improve the binding strength of the active graphite on the copper collector. SB alone cannot generate slurry stability for the graphite powder. Bondwell BVH8 CMC imp...

Bondwell™ aqueous polymers

Micropure EG (electronic grade) solvent, a high purity grade of N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP), is used to prepare solutions of polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) for use as a cathode binder. Cathode slurries produced with Micropure EG solvent have ideal characteristics for coating on aluminum foil and for use in a solvent recovery systems. Produced in a world-class ISO-accredited plant, Micropure EG solvent meets the exacting standards for low color...

Micropure™ EG solvent

M-Pyrol solvent, a lower alkyl pyrrolidone, is an extremely powerful and versatile aprotic solvent. With its high boiling point, low vapor pressure and high stability, it is an effective solvent in numerous industry applications and can be used as a co-solvent with water, alcohols and other organic substances. M-Pyrol solvent is extremely resistant to hydrolysis from pH 2-10, even at elevated temperatures. Beyond these limits, hydrolysis to 4-(me...

NMP - N methyl 2 pyrrolidone (M-Pyrol™ solvent)

Polyvinylpyrrolidone is a hygroscopic, amorphous polymer supplied as a white, free-flowing powder or a clear aqueous solution. Available in several molecular weight grades, they are characterized by K-value, and used in a great variety of applications. Polyvinylpyrrolidone can be plasticized with water and most common organic plasticizers. It is considered to be physiologically inert:  Applications take advantage of one or more properties i...

PVP K series

driving safer solutions to reduce range anxiety The increasing market for electric and hybrid vehicles creates an ever-growing need for safer and longer-lasting batteries. As a leading supplier of a wide range of specialty ingredients, Ashland provides binders to the lithium ion battery (LiB) industry. A primary purpose of the ceramic-coated separator in lithium ion batteries is to increase temperature tolerance and to provide mechanical stabilit...

Soteras™ CCS-V binder

Use Soteras MSi binder for up to 30% better capacity retention, better performance at high charge rates and less swelling in silicon-based anodes. Soteras MSi binder is a unique water-based binder for high-capacity silicon-based anodes in lithium ion batteries. It controls swelling, resulting in superior cycle performance at capacities greater than 400 mAh/g when used with silicon oxide (SiOx), silicon composite (SiC) or silicon graphene (Si-Gr) ...

Soteras™ MSi Binder

for improving dispersion of ceramic coated lib separators when used with soteras™ CCS-V binder ambergum™ 1221 water-soluble polymer is an effective water-soluble dispersant for ceramic particles coated on the separators for use in lithium ion batteries.  It can be used in combination with Soteras™ CCS-V binder.  Adding of ambergum™ 1221 water-soluble polymer can assist better dispersing of ceramic particles ...

Ambergum™ 1221 water-soluble polymer


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