In 2021 several thermal process lab and pilot systems for different, even multilayer, battery coating applications and a first high speed separator coating drying system to a leading Asian customer, has been delivered.
Early this year – says a press release from adphos – also two aNIR-drying and thermal processing systems for production of sheet fed based battery (electrodes), with a productivity of up to 500 components/h, have been successfully started. Drying and thermal process requirements with adphos proprietary aNIR solutions have been reduced from several minutes/component down to less than 3 seconds. This even at coating layer thickness of several hundred mikron. In addition, the afterwards necessary sintering of printed electrical coatings on thermal sensitive plastic films is realized with the aNIR-solutions.
Presently, adphos is involved in a series of projects with major international battery (mostly automotive) capacitors and printed electronics players, for systematical evaluation, engineering and/or introduction in industrial application processes. This partially for upgrades/improvements of existing process lines as well as greenfield installations.