Battery Storage: Huntsman is a world leader and innovator in high-purity cyclic carbonates, and major supplier of carbonate electrolyte solvents to the lithium-ion battery market. High-quality ethylene carbonate and propylene carbonate, used as electrolyte solvents, are critical to the reliable operation and long working life of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
Commonly used in consumer electronics, lithium-ion batteries are also found in military and aerospace applications as well as in electric vehicles. With Huntsman's skill in ultra high-purity carbonates manufacturing, world-scale production capacity and our integrated raw materials position, we are ideally placed to meet fast-growing global demand. Our high-purity cyclic carbonates are marketed under the ULTRAPURE® brand.
Electronics: Global semiconductor and electronics companies use our extensive range of high purity amines and environmentally friendly solvents for such applications as semiconductor photoresist strippers and cleaners; CMP slurries and post-CMP cleaners; electrolytic and electroless plating of wafers and circuit boards; reflow fluids for circuit board soldering fluxes; and sapphire and silicon wafer cutting fluids.
Solar Energy: To optimize efficiency and reduce the production costs of photovoltaic solar cells and outdoor power transmission applications, we are developing advanced liquid polymers for reliable performance in adverse climates and temperature extremes. We can also create key components for hydrophobic epoxy resin-based insulation.
We are developing next-generation heat transfer fluids for concentrated solar power generation that are safer and more environmentally friendly, with less breakdown and longer lifespans.
Wind Turbines: See Composites
Industrial Ceramics: Technical and industrial ceramics are a robust alternative to conventional engineering polymers and resins. With excellent anti-corrosion, anti-crack glazing, antistatic and non-magnetic traits, they are perfect for applications that require mission-critical performance, resilience and safety -- from military vehicle armor to spark plugs; from circuit boards to transformers and capacitors; from RFID to lasers, printers and optical coatings. They add value in high voltage insulation barriers in the energy sector and make industry components including spindles, plates and ball bearings.