SGL Carbon, which makes carbon fiber and other materials, says that it has increased its capacities to make synthetic graphite anode material for lithium-ion batteries. The company is also investing in a battery application laboratory.

‘The demand for high-performance lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and thus, high-quality synthetic graphite anode materials is constantly growing,’ said Dr Jürgen Köhler, CEO. ‘In consideration of the growing number of projects in the field of electric mobility and the resulting demand for graphite anode materials for lithium-ion batteries, we are currently in an evaluation process of this very dynamic market to decide on potential capacity increases beyond the steps already taken.’

Synthetic graphite anode materials for lithium-ion batteries from SGL Carbon can be found in markets such as electric vehicles, stationary energy storage systems, and mobile end user devices.

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