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3M licenses Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (NMC) cathode patents to Ecopro

13 December 2013

3M and Korea-based Ecopro have entered into a patent license agreement that aims at further expanding the use of Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (NMC) cathode materials in lithium-ion batteries. (Earlier post.) Under the agreement, 3M grants a license to US6964828, US7078128, US8241791 and all global equivalents.

The cathode compositions composed of Nickel, Manganese and Cobalt offer a balance of power, energy, thermal stability and low cost. NMC cathode materials can be tailored through changes in composition and morphology to meet a wide range of demanding customer requirements from high energy handheld consumer electronics to high power (hybrid) electric vehicles.

For large format battery applications, the thermal stability of NMC cathode compositions contributes to an improved battery safety performance and can contribute to lower total battery system costs.

Ecopro Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of battery materials for a range of consumer, business, and industrial needs.

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