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Lithium-ion Battery Production

We provide powder handling solutions and powder flow process expertise to tackle the most challenging battery manufacturing operations. From batch formulation and high shear mixing to automatic discharge processes with high OEB containment levels and full regulatory compliance.

Lithium-ion battery production

Configuring a system that's just right for your product

When designing a powder handling system, several key factors must be considered. The system needs to be adaptable and flexible enough to accommodate any type of powder blend or production process adjustments while also allowing you to take new formulations from a prototype stage up to large-scale manufacturing. Getting it right can be the difference between a successful production run and costly downtime.

For cathode and anode powders, you need tried-and-tested equipment that can deliver product consistency and contained transfer at all stages. All contact parts can be Halar (ECTFE) coated to protect against contamination or corrosion, safeguarding your formulated powder mixture.
Our Cone Valve technology is proven to accurately discharge even the most difficult flowing powders used in battery compound production. With expertly designed connections for use in the battery manufacturing industry, you'll benefit from contained materials transfer at all stages.

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How we help battery manufacturers

Your Challenges

Powder handling challenges for battery manufacturers

As the global battery market rapidly expands, we understand that manufacturers are under intense pressure to improve performance and reduce costs. Next-generation anode and cathode chemistries promise significant improvements in battery life durability but may impose unforeseen requirements in the manufacturing process. This can include handling and blending multiple powder types with different physical and chemical properties.

Other challenges may include:
  • Achieving high OEB 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
  • High shear blending without the risk of contamination
  • Creating and maintaining an ultra-low humidity environment
  • Pitting and exposure to high temperatures during the manufacturing process
How we can help

Improve manufacturing productivity and efficiency

From transport and filling to mixing, dosing, and discharging of hazardous, abrasive, and poor flowing powders, a Matcon Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) Powder Handling System provides the answer to support your lithium-ion battery production manufacturing process.

Automated, contained powder handling delivered by our IBC solutions delivers a dust-free environment and safe transfer of hazardous materials without the risk of contamination or exposure to the operator.

The Matcon Cone Valve within each of our Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) ensures that poor flowing powders are transferred safely and completely into the battery compound process.

Our Experience

Working with battery manufacturers

There are many reasons why some of the world's leading battery manufacturers have chosen a Matcon IBC system for their production process, including:

  • Tried and tested technology with over 30 years of experience
  • Fully automated powder handling systems for increased productivity and efficiency
  • Safe transfer of hazardous powders without the risk of operator exposure
  • Customisable IBC system to suit your exact powder handling requirements
  • Efficient dry blending for battery powders
Our Approach

Working with manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries

Matcon has a long history of working with companies in the battery industry, and our products are in use all over the world.

From the initial consultation to design, manufacture and installation, we will work with you to ensure that your Matcon IBC system meets the specific needs of your business. At our fully-equipped onsite test plant facility, we can replicate the challenges of your manufacturing process to provide an accurate assessment of how our system will perform. This allows us to offer a tailored solution that is guaranteed to work the first time, every time. We can also provide ongoing training, preventative maintenance and fantastic aftersales support to ensure that your system continues to operate at peak efficiency.

Modules

Equipment for Handling the Materials used in Battery Production

Our systems will provide all you need for safe, efficient battery material handling, transfer and feeding to downstream processes. All contact parts can be Halar (ECTFE) coated to protect against contamination or corrosion safeguarding your formulated powder mixture.

Our Cone Valve technology is proven to accurately discharge even the most difficult flowing powders, like those used in battery production. With expertly designed connections for use in the battery manufacturing industry, you'll benefit from contained materials transfer at all stages.

The Matcon system designed for lithium-ion battery production uses Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) to automatically transport hazardous powders between manufacturing steps.

As materials are contained within the IBC are automatically moved between stages, your manufacturing system is safe and reliable.

Our Air Wash module ensures your IBCs are cleaned to the highest standards using high-pressure air to expel powders with extracted waste safely contained.

Containment

No moisture ingress.

High value, expensive materials are safely contained in IBCs.

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Transport

Safe powder handling.

Materials are moved from filling to discharge points in IBCs.

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Discharge

Even, accurate dosing.

Difficult to handle powders are evenly and completely discharged.

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Quality

No product contamination.

Coated contact parts ensure product quality and integrity.

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Resources and information

Equipment guidance and useful information for Battery Manufacturing

Companies we work with

Learn about the companies currently using Matcon Systems to optimise their production efficiency and profitability.

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