German mechanical and plant engineering firm Dürr Group has expanded its range of production technology for battery electrodes.
Following its acquisition of French mechanical engineering company Ingecal, Dürr can now supply calendaring systems for coating lithium-ion battery electrode foils. Dürr has also partnered with US-based LiCAP Technologies, which provides engineering in activated dry electrode technology. Ingecal and LiCAP give Dürr electrode production expertise and allow it to offer wet and dry coating technology. Dry coating without harmful solvents uses 40% less energy and 20% less time, according to the company. Dürr will market LiCAP’s Activated Dry Electrode process, and the companies are discussing a dry coating line with a major battery cell manufacturer.
“We now also offer calendaring systems from a single source and, together, we can also target customers who rely on the dry process in the first step of electrode production,” said Dr. Jochen Weyrauch, CEO of Dürr.
Source: Dürr Group