Analytical Lab

Livent’s exceptional quality is a result of precision testing and the expertise of our people in our Analytical Labs.

TO USHER IN THE NEXT GENERATION OF LITHIUM SOLUTIONS, WE BRING RIGOROUS TESTING TO EVERYTHING WE DO.

The cutting-edge Analytical Labs enable innovations and inventions through the methodical testing of products and processes. Our quality standards come from consistent emphasis on research and thorough investigation.

To explore breakthroughs in green energy, medicine, advanced polymers and more, we investigate energy storage materials, high purity lithium metal and alloys, as well as organometallics with the latest cutting-edge technologies. Our partners expect us to deliver the most reliable products in the marketplace and we meet their needs through methodical, disciplined analysis in our labs.

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ANALYTICAL LAB CAPABILITIES

The main Applications R&D center at Livent is located in Bessemer City, NC. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for analysis, along with process safety testing, to support our product lines in several market areas. This includes energy storage materials, organometallics for polymer and pharmaceutical applications, plus expertise in high-purity lithium metals for use in non-rechargeable batteries and alloys..

TESTED TO HIGHEST STANDARDS

Our advanced energy storage products are produced to meet tight specifications. Livent has four ICP-OES instruments for trace metals analysis, autotitrators for accurate titration of inorganic bases and two Malvern Mastersizer instruments for particle size analysis. Our lithium metal for the energy storage and aerospace markets is rigorously tested using ICP and Gerhardt Nitrogen analyzers. Our Butyllithium and organometallic products are analyzed by autotitration, GC and wet chemical techniques to ensure quality and quantification of the active base contained in the product solutions

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Livent has a number of state-of-the-art instruments to support its Applications R&D and Process Development Laboratories. This includes battery cyclers and EIS for testing performance of cells that contain our products, as well as XRD and SEM-EDS units for characterizing advanced materials. Developing new organometallic products or processes requires careful attention to process safety, as they typically involve exothermic reactions—this is supported by the use of calorimeters, such as an RC-1 reaction calorimeter, OmniCal, ARSST or VSP. General purpose instrumentation includes a 400MHz NMR, FTIR, IC, HPLC and GC/MS.

POLYMERS

Our products for polymer applications increase the fuel efficiency of cars through “green” tires and lighter interior materials, improve road quality and life, and even ensure better adhesive, sealing and molding properties in wide ranging applications.

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