Cabot: Carbon nanotube solutions for improved battery performance

Cabot Corporation announced the launch of a new Enermax 6 carbon nanotube (CNT) series. With its high aspect ratio, it is proven to be the most conductive multi-walled CNT product in the company’s portfolio, said Cabot. The Enermax 6 carbon nanotube series can enhance battery performance at lower loadings enabling a higher energy density of battery.

Key benefits of the new series include:

  • Lowering direct current internal resistance (DCIR) of the battery cell when using the same CNT loading compared to previous generations of CNT products
  • Reducing the total loading of conductive carbon additives while still achieving a comparable conductivity of the electrodes

Cabot acquired Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials Co., Ltd (SUSN) in January 2020 and extended its product offering to include carbon nanotubes. Cabot said it is the only carbon additive supplier with a complete commercially proven product portfolio including carbon blacks, graphenes, CNTs, carbon nanostructures (CNS) and dispersion and formulation capabilities.

Shen Yi, Vice President and General Manager of Energy Materials business, said, “The launch of the Enermax 6 carbon nanotube series marks Cabot’s further advancement in the energy storage solutions and its commitment to developing and innovating products with a sustainability benefit.” The Cabot Energy Materials business showcased the new Enermax 6 carbon nanotube series at the 14th China International Battery Fair (CIBF) in Shenzhen, China, from 19 – 21 March 2021.

About Cabot Corporation
Cabot is a global speciality chemicals and performance materials company headquartered in Boston, MA, USA. The company is a provider of carbon black, speciality carbons, activated carbon, elastomer composites, inkjet colourants, masterbatches and conductive compounds, fumed silica and aerogel.