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BASF to present ‘Suite of Battery Materials Solutions for e-mobility’ seminar at The Battery Show in Detroit

Posted on October 30, 2012

ISELIN, NJ, October 30, 2012 -- BASF will present a seminar titled "Suite of Battery Materials Solutions for e-mobility," highlighting the latest chemical research innovations that are helping drive the future of electromobility, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at “The Battery Show” in Novi, Detroit, Michigan.


The seminar will be held from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the exhibition hall seminar area at the Suburban Collection Showplace. All expo attendees are welcome to join the seminar and visit BASF in booth B540.


Participants will learn about new materials and solutions BASF offers cell and pack producers to help meet the demanding performance and cost targets of the industry and drive the proliferation of advanced battery technology in all aspects of mobility. 


Seminar presentations will include:

  • - “How Chemistry Can Help Drive the Future of Electromobility,” Michael Brockmann, Ph.D., Team Leader Global Strategy - Battery Materials, BASF.
  • - “Ovonic™ NiMH Technology Licensing Options,” William Mays, Manager, BASF Battery Materials, Ovonic.
  • - “Latest Developments in HED™ Cathode Materials,” Kirill Bramnik, Ph.D., Director, Cathode Materials Application Technologies, BASF.
  • - “New Selectilyte™ Electrolytes,” Ralph Wise, Director, Electrolyte Applications Technology and R&D Coordination, BASF.
  • - “Advanced Engineering Plastics Solutions,” Scott Schlicker, Automotive Powertrain Market Segment Manager, BASF.
  • - “Novel Thermal Insulation Solutions,” Steven Hicks, Market Development Manager, BASF.       

BASF plans to become a leading global system supplier of functional materials for high-performance batteries. Over the last year, BASF has taken several strategic actions to strengthen its position in materials for high-performance batteries.


Through the acquisition of the U.S. companies Ovonic Battery Company and Novolyte Technologies, the purchase of Merck's electrolyte activities, establishment of a license agreement to acquire lithium iron phosphate technology (LFP) with LiFePO4+C Licensing AG, granting of a license for vinylene carbonate usage in lithium-ion batteries from Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, and participation in Sion Power, BASF has improved its technology base and global market access for battery materials.


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About BASF's Catalysts Division

BASF’s Catalysts division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products, including advanced battery materials. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF’s Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success. Further information on BASF’s Catalysts division is available on the Internet at .


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BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at



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Joseph M. Jones
Director, Global Communications,
BASF Corporation
Phone: +1 (732) 205-5557


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