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UMC buys lithium-ion battery materials firm Pred Materials International

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 10:13 -- paul Crompton

Lithium-ion battery raw materials firm Pred Materials International has been bought by US company United Mineral & Chemical Corporation (UMC). 

Pred vendors have signed on to support the buy out, with UMC continuing the Pred line of products. 

Pred was founded in 1996, and has built a reputation in the lithium-ion battery market as an supplier of raw materials, tools, and equipment to make electrochemical cells for a variety of consumer, industrial and aerospace applications. 

Pred was chosen to supply the cathode powder used in all Mars Rover and Lander vehicle lithium-ion batteries. 

PMI joins UMC’s Deposition Products Group in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, which supplies high purity source material to the semiconductor industry.

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