A pair of industrial coating specialists, Dürr and Techno Smart, have reached an agreement to provide technologies for coating lithium-ion battery electrodes.
Dürr CEO Ralf W. Dieter said, “With Techno Smart as our cooperation partner, we want to secure a larger share of this future-oriented market. The Japanese company’s coating systems are in high demand among battery manufacturers for electric cars. That is why Dürr is now bringing the coating specialist’s technology on board.”
Dürr Deputy CEO Dr. Jochen Weyrauch added, “This improves our marketing prospects, and provides us with a convincing all-round package for major projects in the automotive sector.”
Eventually, producers of EV batteries will receive complete packages from a single source at Dürr, including technology for coating and drying electrodes as well as solvent recovery systems.
With the acquisition of the US company Megtec/Universal in 2018, Dürr expanded its portfolio by adding competencies in battery manufacturing technology. With its coating, drying and solvent recovery systems, Dürr Megtec offers solutions for three essential steps in the production of lithium-ion batteries. Dürr Megtec is part of the Clean Technology Systems division.
In battery manufacturing technology, Dürr’s portfolio includes solutions for battery module coating and gluing technology and coolant filling systems. Dürr also provides painting, final assembly and testing systems for EVs.