As the global battery market rapidly expands, we understand that manufacturers are under intense pressure to improve performance and reduce costs.
The development of next-generation anode and cathode chemistries for batteries promises significant improvements in battery life durability. However, these new chemistries may impose unforeseen requirements in the manufacturing process.
Each battery client handles and processes their material differently, unique to their own production system objectives. As a result, there are many challenges that must be considered when developing a new battery chemistry. In addition to the unique processing requirements of each client, other challenges may include:
- Achieving high containment levels and other battery regulatory compliance
- Preventing cross-contamination
- Sourcing powder handling equipment that is ISO cleanroom certified
- Delivering adjustable flow rates for cohesive or extremely loose powders
- Container corrosion when exposed to chemicals due to molybdenum content
- Blending without the risk of contamination
- Creating and maintaining an ultra-low humidity environment
- Pitting and exposure to high temperatures during the manufacturing process