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Manganese, a key component of lithium-ion batteries


Manganese is increasingly used in lithium-ion battery materials. Manganese is one of the key components of cathode materials devoted to small portable electronics such as mobile phones, notebooks, personal computers, tablets, and other various consumer electronic devices. In addition to those usages, lithium-ion powers larger devices requiring a higher amount of energy such as power tools, e-bikes, energy storage system, and green vehicles, from hybrids to full electrics, which are known as one of the fastest growing market for the next decade.

Providing purest salts & oxides for better performance


Therefore, ERACHEM has developed innovative high grades products, some of them already meeting strong market success such as our MnSO4 HP, a high purity sulfate mainly used in NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) and LMO (Lithium Manganese Oxide) cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

A pipeline of new materials is also under development, collaborating with the main battery materials manufacturers in the industry.

ERACHEM offers Manganese & Recycling solutions


ERACHEM is a leader in the manufacturing and selling of Manganese chemical derivatives. Being able to develop strong competitive advantages makes us the most reliable supplier to address your needs.

Associating strong sales expertise with high standards manufacturing processes especially in hydro-metallurgy, as well as important R&D investments, makes us the chosen company to work with, thanks to:

  • Our ability to develop very pure Manganese salts & oxides produced consistently both physically and chemically.
  • A strong technical support thanks to R&D teams based in Baltimore (USA) and Tertre (BE) and our customers on tailor-made products.
  • Our ability to grow large production capacity rapidly thanks to :
    • Our industrial presence in Asia, Europe, and Americas (USA, Mexico)
    • Our expertise and valuable knowledge of important industrial processes
  • The outstanding supply service thanks to a worldwide sales network.
LMO Cathodes
NMC Cathodes
LMFP Cathodes

LMO - Lithium Manganese Oxide - is one of the three cathodic materials technology using Manganese. It is used in consumer electronics, which are portable applications such as mobile phones, camcorders, notebook pc's, and also in automotive applications such as hybrids and full electric vehicles.

The cathode is the critical active component, directly impacting battery performance. To insure quality of the cathode, ERACHEM provides the purest Manganese salts for the Li-ion battery industry, with a broad range of high performance product.

MnSO4 HP

MnSO4 HP - Manganese Sulfate High Purity - is used for NMC and LMO cathode manufacturing.
ERACHEM provides the highest purity product for the Li-ion industry, and we benefit from a production facility reaching 10,000 tons capacity.
Supplied by our ERACHEM plant in Tertre (Belgium) with standard packaging of 25kg net weight multiply paper bags stowed on 1000kg net weight one-way wooden shrink; 500kg net weight multiply big bags stowed on 1000kg net weight one-way wooden shrink wrapped pallet; or 1000kg net weight big bags on pallet.

Mn3O4 LH

Mn3O4 LH - Manganous Manganic Oxide - is initially designed for the electronics industry, but has been highly recommended by several of our customers for LMO Cathode manufacturing. Indeed, it provides the specific amount of energy required by the cathode manufacturers supplying the Notebook PCs industry, mainly. Manufactured in Tertre, Belgium, we offer safety of supply to our customers with important installed production capacity.
Supplied by our ERACHEM Comilog plant in Tertre (Belgium) with standard packaging of 1MT weight big bag on pallet.

NMC - Nickel Manganese Cobalt - is the most promising cathode technology for the next decade. According to the experts, it should be massively used for all applications (from consumer electronics to green vehicles), due to its high performance, safety and calendar life. It is already used in numerous electric vehicles availble on the market.

ERACHEM provides Manganese salts, critical to the NMC cathode performance.

MnSO4 HP

MnSO4 HP - Manganese Sulfate High Purity - is used for NMC and LMO cathode manufacturing.
ERACHEM provides the highest purity product for the Li-ion industry, and we benefit from a production facility reaching 10,000 tons capacity.
Supplied by our ERACHEM plant in Tertre (Belgium) with standard packaging of 25kg net weight multiply paper bags stowed on 1000kg net weight one-way wooden shrink; 500kg net weight multiply big bags stowed on 1000kg net weight one-way wooden shrink wrapped pallet; or 1000kg net weight big bags on pallet.

LMFP - Lithium Manganese Iron Phosphate - is a technology mix, adding Manganese to the already existing LFP cathode technology. The amount of Manganese improves performance of the cathode, as well as the energy density, which could make LMFP adapted to smaller applications than Energy Storage (which are currently the main use for LFP cathode materials).

MnCO3 UF

MnCO3 UF - Manganese Carbonate Ultra Fine - is designed to be the future's raw material for the promising but under development cathode material called LMFP. Lithium Manganese Iron Phosphate technology should be available soon, and is expected to be the best cathode technology in terms of performance and energy density. We already benefit, in Tertre, from installed production facility in order to serve our customers.