IM Lithium News In Brief 18 - 25 February 2015

By Josie Shillito
Published: Wednesday, 25 February 2015

BASF forms Li-ion joint venture with Toda Kyogo Corp.; Samsung acquires Canada-based battery supplier; Asahi Kasei Corp. purchases Polypore International's energy storage business.

Global chemicals group BASF SE has formally established a lithium-ion (Li-ion) cathode materials joint venture (JV) with Japan’s Toda Kyogo Corp., which will operate under the name BASF Toda Battery Materials LLC.

The JV was established with 66% equity from BASF Japan Ltd and 34% from...