Beneq and E+R Group: the revolutionary Genesis ALD platform enables next-generation battery manufacturers to scale up quickly

Beneq Genesis ALD

Beneq Oy, Espoo, Finland, a leading atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer, today announces a strategic partnership with E+R, Emerson and Renwick Limited, Accrington, United Kingdom, to design and commercialize innovative roll-to-roll ALD systems for R&D and volume production. The companies say they have developed together a revolutionary roll-to-roll ALD system.

The new ALD platform – named Genesis ALD – is targeted at various industrial R2R ALD applications, including:
– Passivation of cathodes and anodes for various types of lithium-ion and solidstate batteries
– Conductive layers and encapsulation for flexible solar cells
– Moisture barriers for flexible electronics.

“Bringing Beneq’s unique roll-to-roll ALD technology together with Emerson & Renwick’s deep experience in roll-to-roll vacuum and web handling is good news for the battery industry,” says Sami Sneck, Business Executive at Beneq.

“The partnership allows us to offer state-of-the-art atomic layer deposition technology for enhancing li-ion and other next-generation batteries, where we expect to see strong market demand. There is a lot of potential for this technology in other application areas too, but the market for those end-products is yet to mature,” says Sneck.

“We have worked very well with Beneq and both companies have a good grasp of the potential markets available,” says Andrew Jack, Sales Director at E+R Group. “ E+R offers a wide range of high-end R2R vacuum equipment. This collaboration makes it easier to integrate R2R ALD with other techniques where necessary.”

The partnership is effective immediately.

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