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Clariant Brings Lithium Battery Materials Plant Online

1:38 PM MDT | April 23, 2012 | –Rebecca Coons

Clariant says its $78-million battery materials manufacturing plant at Candiac, PQ has started operations. The plant produces carbon-coated lithium iron phosphate (LFP), a high-power cathode material for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles, solar and wind energy storage, and power tools. At 2,500 m.t./year, the plant has enough capacity to produce batteries for about 50,000 electric vehicles or 500,000 hybrid-electric vehicles, Clariant says. LFP is becoming one of the dominant cathode materials for electro-mobility and...

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