Licity® – anode binders for Li-ion batteries

Why battery materials need to evolve

Electric mobility is among the most promising solutions to today’s climate and energy challenges.

The key to successful electric vehicles and their mass adoption lies with the technology of lithium-ion batteries. But there is still need for technical improvement – especially, when it comes to charge capacity.

In order to pave the way for e-mobility, we need to envision distinct materials for lithium-ion batteries that help to – quite literally – drive this change. Therefore, we at BASF developed a new binder series for anodes in lithium-ion batteries.

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Licity® – product overview

Licity® binders have been designed to overcome the limits of lithium-ion batteries. They are waterborne binders with high colloidal stability, very well compatible with cobinders like CMC. They are characterized by excellent processability and superior coating behavior. They furthermore exhibit oustanding mechanics in springback, peel and bending tests.

Licity® binders – designed to fit your needs

Cleaner and more efficient batteries need high performance materials. Our anode binder solutions have distinct properties to guarantee increased performance for lithium-ion cells. Licity® binders can also be customized to meet your special requirements.

Key challenges for
lithium-ion batteries

  • Overall better performance
  • Availability of of raw materials
  • Sustainable materials and production

Shared material properties of BASF Licity® anode binders

  • High colloidal stability
  • Superb compatibility with co-binders like CMC
  • Very good processability and coating behavior
  • Customizable Licity® binders adapt to specific customer requirements

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Get in touch with our experts

We believe the name Licity® does not simply stand for a new product line. Our team is very passionate about applying its deep and profound binder knowhow to the field of battery technology. Licity® helps making Li-ion batteries more durable and powerful. And we are just getting started.


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Our team will support you with

  • detailed product information
  • product samples
  • knowledge exchange
  • inhouse-testing

How Licity® anode binder materials can help to boost your battery business


Licity advantages at a glance

BASF’s Licity® product range for lithium-ion battery binders are suitable for pure graphite as well as silicon-containing anodes. Licity® lithium-ion battery binders help to prevent electrode swelling, thus enabling higher battery capacities. Batteries profit from our binders with increased charge cycles and reduced charging times. Licity® lithium-ion battery binders also enhance performance in low temperature environments where Li-ion batteries traditionally do not perform well. Additionally, our binders save fossil resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions with our more sustainably produced binders based on our certified Biomass Balance Approach.

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“Strong and capable lithium batteries lead the way for electric mobility to reach mass adoption. With Licity® anode binders we aim to push the capabilities of Li-ion technology further – by improving key performance factors such as capacity and low temperature behavior.”  

Dr. Thorsten Habeck
Business Director – Fiber Bonding Europe, Middle East & Africa, BASF SE 

The future of electric mobility – built upon decades of knowhow on dispersions

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Since the early 20th century BASF has been driving innovations in products and applications withs its unique approach to develop and produce dispersions. Today our products cover several industries such as coatings, construction, adhesives, printing and packaging, electronics and paper. We have great expertise in providing our customers with tailor-made and state-of-the art solutions, especially in the automotive and transportation sector.

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