Koch Technology Solutions Reaches Lithium Selective Sorption Media Exclusivity Agreement with Xi’an Lanshen New Material Technology Co., Ltd.

Koch Technology Solutions will be the sole distributor of Xi’an Lanshen’s Lithium Selective Sorption media for the Li-Pro™ Direct Lithium Extraction process offering in North America and Europe

WICHITA, Kan. – Koch Technology Solutions (KTS), a subsidiary of Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) has entered into a definitive agreement with Xi’an Lanshen New Material Technology Co., Ltd. (LANSHENTEC), a global leader in the research, development, manufacture and application of polymer functional separation materials, for the exclusive distribution and use of its Lithium Selective Sorption (LSS) media in North American and European markets.

The agreement enables KTS to provide customers on both continents with LANSHENTEC’s media as part of its Li-Pro™ Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) process. Li-Pro™ is currently being evaluated at multiple pilot sites and is presenting extraction rates well above the industry norm – marking a step-change in an industry where crucial breakthroughs are needed to meet consistently increasing demand for lithium.

“KTS’ ability to transfer complex technology with ongoing R&D, engineering, and project management capability, combined with LANSHENTEC’s commercially proven advantaged media technology, bring transformative value to customers across North America and Europe,” said Garrett Krall, director of strategic initiatives for KES. “Li-Pro™ technology, strengthened by this exclusivity agreement, provides our customers with a comprehensive Direct Lithium Extraction solution equipping them to drive their own transformative value for society.”

“LANSHENTEC’s knowledge and deployment of commercial DLE technology in China and South America, combined with KTS’ engineering and licensing capabilities can create a global market-leading offering in the DLE space,” said Mr. Feng Zhi Jun, Chairman of the Board for LANSHENTEC. “We look forward to bringing this advantaged solution to the market, and contributing new sources of lithium as demand for this critical resource continues to grow.” Learn more about KTS’ Li-Pro™ here.

About Koch Technology Solutions

KTS is the technology licensing business of KES. KTS creates value for its customers across a growing portfolio of technologies including direct lithium extraction, the polyester value chain, refining industry and the 1,4-Butananediol plus its derivates. KTS combines its exclusive technologies, expertise, and capabilities with those of other KES companies to provide overall solutions to optimize customer’s capital investments and existing manufacturing assets.

About Xi’an Lanshen New Material Technology Co., Ltd.

Xi’an Lanshen New Material Technology Co., Ltd. specializes in the research, development, production, and application of polymer functional separation materials, and is committed to providing users with products, technologies, system devices, and complete solutions. LANSHENTEC’s products and technologies are widely used in renewable energy, environmental protection, medicine, and other fields. In the field of lithium extraction from salt lakes, it has developed the world’s first DLE industrial lithium extraction demonstration device from raw brine, and has successfully built multiple industrial raw brine extraction and production lines for Lithium in China and South America. LANSHENTEC hopes to, through continuous innovation, create better value for clients and contribute to more sustainable world.