Originally published on EV Obsession.
Optodot Corporation and LG Chem have signed a new patent license agreement that will see the lithium-ion battery manufacturer granted the right to utilize the boehmite separators developed by Optodot, according to a new press release.
To provide some background here, boehmite is a material utilized in the “ceramic” coating layers of many modern battery designs.
“We are pleased that LG has shown a strong interest in the boehmite technology,” stated Dr Steven A Carlson, president and CEO of Optodot. “Boehmite ceramic coating layers offer a number of distinct benefits in lithium ion batteries, including improved thermal stability to enhance the safety of lithium ion batteries.”
The press release provides more:
The patent portfolio includes 20 patents issued in the US, Japan, Korea, China, and Europe. The license permits LG Chem, the largest Korean chemical company and a leading battery manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, Korea, to utilize boehmite separator films for lithium-ion batteries.
Optodot Corporation is an intellectual property, product development, and contract services company specializing in a wide variety of products, including lithium ion batteries and separators. In addition to developing its own boehmite ceramic coating, Optodot is developing next-generation all-ceramic boehmite separators that are being evaluated by several leading lithium ion battery manufacturers. The all-ceramic separators, trademarked NPORE®, eliminate the need for the polyolefin support layer, offering an unparalleled combination of higher heat resistance and thinner ceramic separators for safer, higher energy density lithium ion batteries.
More information on the company, and current licensing and partnerships opportunities, can be found here.
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