Croda International Plc, who use ‘smart science’ to ‘improve lives’ in societies and industries everywhere, has today launched Hypermer Volt 4000, an innovative additive that extends battery life by distributing conductive carbon on battery electrodes more evenly.
Extension of battery life is a key objective for automotive and personal electronics manufacturers who want to maximise the lifetime of their products to meet the demands and expectations of the end-user.
Having undergone independent 3rd party testing, batteries containing Hypermer Volt 4000 demonstrated up to 41% increase in battery capacity after charge and discharge events versus the current industry solution, polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP).
The additive was shown to be effective in all common battery formulations, including NMC, LFP and LCO.
Graeme Tweddle, Managing Director of Croda Energy Technologies said:
“We are committed to innovation in established and transforming energy markets with the highest performing and most sustainable products. I am delighted that we are developing new materials and capabilities to support battery and electrification challenges on a global basis. The Croda Energy Technologies business continues to invest in our core technology capabilities covering friction, wear, thermal management, and energy storage and we look forward to further collaboration with customers in all these areas.”
Renée van Schijndel, EMEA Sales Manager of Croda Energy Technologies said:
“A key challenge in fast charging and the much-discussed V2X charging technology is battery degradation. Once EVs are more mainstream, there will be a greater demand from consumers to protect their energy storage assets alongside the convenience of fast charging. Protecting battery health is a key challenge to overcome in satisfying these end-user needs”