Syensqo: Pioneering the Future of Battery Materials for a Decarbonized World 

 Syensqo: Pioneering the Future of Battery Materials for a Decarbonized World 

 Syensqo: Pioneering the Future of Battery Materials for a Decarbonized World  770 432 Batteries International

Date: May 9, 2024

Syensqo originated from the split of Solvay into two independent companies. This new company is born from a vision of innovation and growth, with the commitment to have a meaningful impact in our industry and to create breakthroughs that advance the way we live, work, travel and play. 

We are one of the largest specialty companies in the world. 

Syensqo comprises a Materials segment, including high-performance, high-margin Specialty Polymers and Composites businesses. 

Our portfolio of market leading solutions addresses environmental and social challenges, through electrification, lightweighting, connectivity, serving a healthier quality of life for all. In addition, we are at the heart of the transition towards a net-zero economy, which is expected to drive new value creation and support the company’s long-term growth.

Syensqo will fuel its innovation through four growth platforms with dedicated teams, focusing resources in high performance materials for batteries, thermoplastic composites, green hydrogen and renewable materials & biotechnology. 

With more than three decades of experience supplying OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers with the solutions they need, Syensqo holds a strong leadership position in the automotive industry. Our diverse portfolio of lithium-ion battery materials enables the battery technology of the future.

Batteries play a crucial role in supporting the transition to a decarbonized society in transportation, energy production and storage, supporting the energy transition to renewable sources, and contributing to the improvement of a multitude of applications. 

Without the right chemistry, EV batteries would not be able to store enough energy to make them practical for use in vehicles. 

From increasing energy density to developing new materials, Syensqo is working to make EV batteries more efficient and practical for use in vehicles, tackling in particular Energy density increase and improved safety Chemistry plays a crucial role in the development of the next generation electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

Syensqo doesn’t make batteries, but makes and develops battery materials that will enable battery makers to develop safer, more performant (longer cycle life), and cost-effective batteries. 

Syensqo is tackling the increase of energy density by developing crucial materials (such as PVDF: a binder and separator coating for lithium-ion batteries) for new types of lithium-ion batteries.

Throughout 2022, as a leader in this technology we have invested significantly to increase the capacity of PVDF worldwide: 

  • We invested €300 million to make our PVDF site in Tavaux, France, the biggest in Europe. 
  • We doubled our PVDF capacity in Changshu, China. 
  • We are also launching a joint venture with Orbia to build key components for EV batteries, supported by $178 million in funding from the Department of Energy to build a new facility. The new plant will be providing materials for more than 5 million EV batteries per year at full capacity and creating hundreds of jobs throughout the value chain. 

Syensqo is the front-runner in Europe for the design and scale-up of advanced inorganic solid electrolytes. Very few industrial players can design, develop and industrialize the breakthrough materials required for solid-state batteries with the scale and reliability required by the industry, and we are one of them. We have synchronized our timeline with key stakeholders across the value chain.

Our technologies also enable the purification of rare metals from used batteries, to make them suitable for the production of new EV batteries. Syensqo is also enabling the battery circularity loop.