Im Rahmen einer Partnerschaft wollen BASF und Svolt ihre Stärken in den Bereichen Zellherstellung, Kathodenmaterialien und Batterierecycling bündeln. Die Unternehmen wollen dadurch ihre Stellung in China ausbauen.
Der Chemiekonzern und der Batteriehersteller haben sich in den Bereichen Entwicklung von Kathodenmaterialien, Rohstoffversorgung und Batterierecycling für Batteriezellen auf eine Kooperation verständigt.
BASF and SVOLT will collaborate on cathode active materials (CAM) development, raw materials supply and battery recycling for SVOLT’s battery cells. The move is expected to improve the R&D capabilities of both the companies in sustainable battery materials, strengthen their competitiveness in China and across the globe as well as accelerate global progress towards carbon neutrality.
Under a MOU signed between BASF and Sanyo Chemical, both the companies will team up to create advanced polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) to produce sustainable products. The innovative new products will have world-wide market access through the two companies' global footprint, with the MOU allowing both the firms to leverage on production networks for PUDs.
Due to the increase in natural gas prices in the European market, BASF has now curtailed its ammonia production at its sites in Antwerp, Belgium and Ludwigshafen, Germany. The move follows Yara’s recent announcement of curtailing around 40 % of its ammonia production across its numerous plants in Europe.
Together with customers and partners, BASF has set itself the goal to contribute to a circular economy in which raw materials are conserved, plastic waste is reduced and materials can develop their full potential during use. The company will be showcasing a large number of these materials from 12 to 16 October at Fakuma in Friedrichshafen, Germany.