Dr. John Arnold, Research and Development Director at Miltec UV International has announced the company’s launch of a new system to coat lithium ion battery anodes with a ceramic coating to significantly improve safety, reduce cost, and improve performance.
The announcement was part of Dr. Arnold’s presentation at the Electrochemical Society’s 232nd Fall Meeting 2017, at the National Harbor. Miltec UV has developed technology (patent pending) that will allow Lithium ion battery manufacturers to provide enhanced safety at a lower cost. This Li-ion battery anode curing technology is made possible by the use of binders that cure instantly upon exposure to UV light in combination with an application technique that just coats the very surface of the anode without plugging the pores.
Miltec UV has a commercial scale demonstration unit, the CX400, capable of coating and curing over 100 m/min on anodes up to 440 mm in width. The coating thickness is typically 2- 4 microns. The CX400 is 4 meters in length requiring minimum space for installation. “This innovation allows lithium ion battery manufacturers to offer batteries with improved safety without concerns over separator shrinkage” said Bob Blandford, President, Miltec UV.
For more details, visit Miltec’s Battery website.