BASF begins development of electrolytes for Li-ion batteries

German chemical company BASF is entering the business of electrolytes for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries and forming a global electrolytes team in its Intermediates division for this purpose.

Electrolytes are complex formulations that are essential for the transport of electronic charge inside batteries, meaning high-quality electrolytes are prerequisites for improving battery performance.

BASF is already developing specific formulations for high-quality electrolytes based on organic carbonates for customers in the battery and automotive industries.

The first products will be commercially available by the end of this year.