American Elements has been at the cutting edge of lithium ion and other advanced battery and supercapacitor technologies, manufacturing high purity nickel, copper, cobalt, calcium, silicon and lithium in varying forms. These materials are widely used by our customers to manufacture battery components for lithium, zinc, and magnesium batteries. Working with major companies including Energizer and General Atomics, we have developed valuable materials such as novel metallic foams targeted to maximize energy charging and storage capacity.

Our efficient production processes and high tech materials allow for economical production of innovative components according to the very highest industry standards compliant with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. We also custom produce advanced custom alloys to customer specifications for research and continuing innovation.

Innovation Case Study #17: American Elements Develops Advance Battery Technology Using Novel Metallic Foams

#17: American Elements Develops Advance Battery Technology Using Novel Metallic Foams


The Challenge

In spite of the great leaps made in green and electronic technology, essential supporting battery technology has lagged. The need for longer life, quicker charging and release, higher corrosion resistance and lower cost has finally led to large scale efforts to develop Next Generation Batteries.


The Innovation

To support the efforts of public and private researchers, American Elements developed a line of nickel foam materials with varying porosity, density and high conductivity.


The Result

Our battery-grade nickel foam is now utilized in the battery development programs at public research agencies including the Naval Research Laboratories and private projects at Energizer, General Atomics and Dyson.