OUR JOURNEY

Livent has been leading the way in innovation for more than 60 years.

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POWERING UP

Livent’s roots in the lithium market go back to the 1940s, when Lithium Corporation of America worked closely with the United States government on developing useful applications for Lithium. FMC Corporation acquired the lithium business in 1985. In 1991, we began supplying Sony Electronics the lithium raw material for its first lithium-ion batteries used in hand-held camcorders, enabling them to make the camera smaller and more portable.

Our 60 years of experience producing superior quality lithium products is coupled with our pioneering work in developing and producing high-energy density cathodes. This makes Livent the preferred partner of major battery producers and automakers in creating groundbreaking products. With our patented Stabilized Lithium Metal Powder (SLMP®) material, today, we are continuing to pursue longer-lasting and more powerful, advanced lithium-ion and solid-state battery technologies, positioning Livent for the next generation of high-energy density batteries.

Beyond our innovation in lithium applications, Livent has also been a leader in lithium extraction and purification technology. Our brine resource in Argentina contains high concentrations of lithium with low levels of other contaminants, the result of a proprietary purification process that was first pioneered and commercialized by FMC. This process extracts lithium chloride from brine with greater than 95 percent purity. At the same time, it significantly reduces the overall well brine pumping-to-lithium carbonate production time, when compared to conventional solar evaporation methods.

ENERGIZING THE NEW

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Our Customer-Centric Approach

With deep expertise serving a wide range of end markets, Livent will continue to focus on our customers. The company provides ongoing technical support to help define customer product needs so they can manufacture superior quality goods and continually innovate.

WHAT CAN WE POWER FOR YOU?

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Research is Key to Innovation

To strengthen our position as a market-leading innovator, Livent opened a battery research lab in 2008 as part of FMC Lithium, allowing the lithium-ion battery industry to test new chemistries and designs alongside scientists from our company. The facility builds customized solutions, trains professionals from academia and the industry in the safe handling of lithium, and develops sustainable battery technologies.

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Looking Ahead

Livent will stay on the cutting edge of technology to supply performance lithium products in whatever form the market demands, especially as electric vehicles, with lithium-based batteries, transform transportation. Expertise, partnership, quality, supply consistency and passion for inventiveness will help Livent to keep powering the things that power our lives.

ENERGIZING THE NEW

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Research is Key to Innovation

To strengthen our position as a market-leading innovator, Livent opened a battery research lab in 2008 as part of FMC Lithium, allowing the lithium-ion battery industry to test new chemistries and designs alongside scientists from our company. The facility builds customized solutions, trains professionals from academia and the industry in the safe handling of lithium, and develops sustainable battery technologies.

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Our Customer-Centric Approach

With deep expertise serving a wide range of end markets, Livent will continue to focus on our customers. The company provides ongoing technical support to help define customer product needs so they can manufacture superior quality goods and continually innovate.

Image

Looking Ahead

Livent will stay on the cutting edge of technology to supply performance lithium products in whatever form the market demands, especially as electric vehicles, with lithium-based batteries, transform transportation. Expertise, partnership, quality, supply consistency and passion for inventiveness will help Livent to keep powering the things that power our lives.

WHAT CAN WE POWER FOR YOU?