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KYOCERA Fineceramics Europe at The Battery Show 2024: Ceramic components for the production of lithium-ion batteries with zero impurities

The specialist in high-tech ceramics is presenting its set of industry-specific solutions at the European trade fair for battery technology, which is being held in Stuttgart, Germany from 18 to 20 June.

  • Fine Ceramic Components

Kyoto/London − Lithium-ion batteries play a key role in energy provision. Lighter in weight and more efficient than conventional energy storage systems, lithium-ion batteries are used in numerous applications, from consumer electronics to electromobility and solar energy. Demand for them is consequently very high. The sparing use of lithium - a valuable resource - along with cost-efficient production processes and high-quality manufacturing are therefore of particular importance to the manufacturers of these state-of-the-art batteries. After all, every battery is only as good as its weakest cell.

Ceramic solutions minimise the consumption of resources and energy
The production of lithium-ion batteries is a multi-stage process in which various raw materials – mainly graphite as well as lithium – are ground, mixed and combined with polymers to form a viscous coating paste. This suspension is applied (as a coating) to metallic carrier materials which will later become the anodes and cathodes, dried and stacked, folded (Z-folding) or rolled together with an insulating middle layer (separator), which varies depending on the specific application and type of battery. These processes require the electrode and intermediate layers to be cut into individual sheets, folded and placed on top of each other in a regular sequence or wrapped around a cylinder.

Kyocera Fineceramics supplies tool components for all of these steps, which, due to their lack of abrasion, ensure that the battery materials are not contaminated, e.g. classifiers and rotors made of silicon nitride or aluminium oxide for the grinding or mixing processes, oxide-based slot nozzles for coating the electrodes or rollers made of oxide and non-oxide ceramics for calendering.

Structural components with cooling channels for thermal management within the batteries can also be added.

Application-orientated component development from a single source
Kyocera Fineceramics sees itself as a development partner that not only advises principals on selecting suitable advanced ceramics, but that also develops and produces the individual components for a production machine or system in a carefully coordinated manner, especially when this involves the use of various ceramic materials. This can often lead to additional savings in energy and raw materials.

International expertise for European battery production
‘Lithium-ion batteries play a crucial role in energy provision, especially in e-mobility,’ emphasises Dr Carsten Rußner, President of KYOCERA Fineceramics Europe GmbH. ‘We can draw on decades of expertise in the use of technical ceramics in electronics and electrical engineering and are delighted to be able to contribute this experience to the development and expansion of European battery production.’

Overview: Kyocera at The Battery Show 2024

Exhibition The Battery Show
Date 18 to 20 June 2024
Location Stuttgart, Germany
Kyocera Booth Hall 8, Booth A66
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