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New Additive to Extend the Lifetime of Lithium-ion Batteries.

December 9, 2019



East Yorkshire

United Kingdom

Croda International Plc, who use ‘smart science’ to ‘improve lives’ in societies and industries everywhere, has today launched Hypermer Volt 4000, an innovative additive that extends battery life by distributing conductive carbon on battery electrodes more evenly.

Extension of battery life is a key objective for automotive and personal electronics manufacturers who want to maximise the lifetime of their products to meet the demands and expectations of the end-user.

Having undergone independent 3rd party testing, batteries containing Hypermer Volt 4000 demonstrated up to 41% increase in battery capacity after charge and discharge events versus the current industry solution, polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP).

The additive was shown to be effective in all common battery formulations, including NMC, LFP and LCO.

Graeme Tweddle, Managing Director of Croda Energy Technologies said:

“We are committed to innovation in established and transforming energy markets with the highest performing and most sustainable products. I am delighted that we are developing new materials and capabilities to support battery and electrification challenges on a global basis. The Croda Energy Technologies business continues to invest in our core technology capabilities covering friction, wear, thermal management, and energy storage and we look forward to further collaboration with customers in all these areas.”

Renée van Schijndel, EMEA Sales Manager of Croda Energy Technologies said:

“A key challenge in fast charging and the much-discussed V2X charging technology is battery degradation. Once EVs are more mainstream, there will be a greater demand from consumers to protect their energy storage assets alongside the convenience of fast charging. Protecting battery health is a key challenge to overcome in satisfying these end-user needs”


For more information, please contact:

Kyle Thompson, Marketing Coordinator, Energy Technologies, Croda


About Croda


Established in 1925, Croda is the name behind high performance ingredients and technologies in some of the world’s biggest and most successful brands: creating, making and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere.

They have a network of over 4,500 passionate and committed employees, working together as one global team across manufacturing sites and offices in 38 countries. Croda is a FTSE100 company with a flexible structure that allows them to focus on developing and delivering innovative, sustainable ingredients that their customers can build on in: Personal Care, Health Care, Crop Care, Smart Materials, Energy Technologies, Home Care and Water and Industrial Specialities.