Cabot Corporation, a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, is introducing three new grades of PBX carbon performance additives that are designed to improve lifetime and performance for advanced lead-acid batteries used in applications such as telecom, electric forklift, e-bike and small micro-hybrid vehicles.
Cabot’s PBX performance additives are designed to enable lead-acid batteries to last longer under repeated cycling and to accept recharging energy faster at lower cost than the current solution of oversizing the battery. PBX additives prolong battery life by reducing the effects of sulfation on the negative plate, the primary cause of short lifetimes in lead-acid batteries used in demanding applications.
Cabot now offers a full range of PBX additives that provides manufacturers with a variety of additives with unique properties to address the needs of different applications. These additives are suitable for long lifetime valve-regulated and flooded design advanced batteries, as well as for batteries used in applications requiring normal or improved charge acceptance.
PBX09 performance additive is designed to balance high charge acceptance and improved cycle life in both valve-regulated and flooded type batteries. PBX09 is a multi-purpose additive suitable for most applications including telecom, electric forklift, e-bike and start-stop applications.
PBX55 performance additive delivers improved cycle life for flooded batteries that require minimal charge acceptance such as small cars with start-stop functions and without regenerative breaking.
PBX135 multipurpose performance additive combines improvement in cycle life and dynamic charge acceptance. The additive is designed primarily for flooded design batteries used in applications such as start-stop vehicles and electric forklifts where some fast charge improvement is required.