Birla Carbon announces its entry into the Energy Systems market at The Battery Show 2021

  • Launches Conductex™ i and Conductex™ e range of products for lithium ion and lead acid battery applications
  • Birla Carbon’s Ultra™ process used to ensure the highest levels of purity and conductivity
  • Birla Carbon exhibiting at booth 3041 at The Battery Show 2021

Marietta, USA – September 13, 2021 – Birla Carbon, one of the leading carbon black manufacturers globally, has announced its entry into the Energy Systems market with its participation at The Battery Show 2021 to be held in Novi, Michigan from September 14-16, 2021. Birla Carbon will present a portfolio of conductive carbon solutions with its Conductex i and Conductex e series of products at the show, along with its forthcoming array of carbon solutions for the battery industry. Birla Carbon’s entry into the energy systems battery applications signifies the increasingly important role of carbon in conductive applications.

Birla Carbon will exhibit at booth 3041.

Birla Carbon’s new portfolio of conductive carbons is designed for the lithium ion and lead acid battery markets enabling customization in formulation and performance in a variety of segments, including automotive, telecoms, motive power, energy storage systems, and e-bikes. These products leverage Birla Carbon’s unique Ultra process to ensure the highest levels of purity and conductivity, enabling increased charge acceptance, particularly under partial state-of-charge operation.

As auto manufacturers strive to meet more stringent CO2 emission requirements, the demand for higher performance lead acid batteries is growing, particularly for start-stop or micro-hybrid vehicles. These high-performance batteries can unlock 5-15% energy savings enabled by highly engineered conductive carbon additives such as Conductex e carbon black.

Sharing his thoughts on entering a new market, John Davidson, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Birla Carbon, said, “Birla Carbon’s focus on the customer and understanding their evolving needs has led to the development of a new offering for the battery market. The development of the portfolio of conductive carbons tailored specifically for the battery market demonstrates the commitment to the growth of Birla Carbon in the rapidly expanding energy storage arena.” He further added, “This is the first example of many high-performance products in our pipeline. It is an exciting time for our customers and for Birla Carbon, as we continue this journey together towards cleaner energy.”

Dr. Ann Schoeb, Chief R&D Officer and Business Head, Energy Systems, Birla Carbon, says, “As we deepen our focus on innovation and an innovation-driven culture, Birla Carbon has achieved remarkable success in enhancing the contribution of carbons to advanced battery applications.” Dr. Schoeb further adds, “The Conductex e product portfolio demonstrates Birla Carbon’s commitment to the energy storage market and is the first of many new developments that are being launched into the battery application segment.”

For more information on Conductex e, visit the Birla Carbon exhibition booth no. 3041, write to us at or visit – 

About Birla Carbon

Birla Carbon is a leading global supplier of carbon black. As one of the flagship businesses of the leading Indian multinational conglomerate, the Aditya Birla Group, Birla Carbon provides innovative sustainable carbon black solutions that enhance the performance of paints and coatings, inks and toners, plastics, adhesives, sealants, textile fibers, mechanical rubber goods, and tires. The company’s footprint extends across 12 countries with 16 manufacturing facilities and two state-of-the-art technology centers in Marietta (USA) and Taloja (India), providing industry-leading innovation. Its Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) strategy focuses on employee safety, environmental stewardship, efficient use of carbon sources, and operating in a socially and ethically responsible manner.

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