HC Starck Tungsten Powders, Goslar, Germany, a subsidiary of Masan High-Tech Materials Group, has announced it is now marketing a range of tungsten powders for use in lithium-ion batteries under the starck2charge® product brand. The move follows on from the recent introduction of the starck2print® brand for Additive Manufacturing products and services.
The company reports in has made considerable progress in the lithium-ion battery sector, and acquired a 15% stake in British startup Nyobolt in July 2022. Nyobolt, which aims to launch a tungsten-based anode technology for ultra-fast charging batteries in the near future, emerged from research activities at Cambridge University and recently made it onto the Financial Times’ Tech Champions 2022 shortlist.
In parallel, HC Starck Tungsten Powders has been researching innovative coatings for cathodes together with the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, since April of last year. Certain powder mixtures are already available whose use in corresponding applications has been proven to increase the stability and safety of lithium-ion batteries.
“Tungsten-based products can make a significant contribution to the further development of battery technology,” stated Hady Seyeda, CEO. “In this highly innovative field, we are not only developing new products, but also interacting with new target groups. The starck2charge brand makes it easier for us to differentiate ourselves and underlines our long-term commitment to this sector.”