KREFELD, Germany and ZURICH, July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Swiss battery technology pioneer Battrion AG together with its partner Jagenberg Converting Solution GmbH demonstrated Aligned Graphite® technology at industrial speeds. This important milestone validates Battrion’s technology for mass production.
In March of this year, Swiss battery technology provider Battrion AG and Jagenberg Group with its division Jagenberg Converting Solutions GmbH announced their partnership to bring Aligned Graphite® technology to the mass market. Today, the two companies announced that they have successfully demonstrated Aligned Graphite® technology on a large-scale coating line at speeds of up to 100m/min. This achievement marks an important milestone in the collaboration between Jagenberg and Battrion as it confirms the feasibility of mass production anode technology.
Achieving this breakthrough comes at a crucial time. As raw material prices rise, cell makers are looking for ways to cut costs while expanding production capacity and further improving battery performance. With Aligned Graphite® Technology, cell manufacturers now have a powerful new lever to address these issues, resulting in greater flexibility in the trade-off between cost and performance. The negative electrodes can be made thicker without adversely affecting the charging speed or can be charged faster with the same energy density, safety and life expectancy.
Jagenberg is proud to announce that its product portfolio of coating lines is now fully compatible for use with Battrion technology. Aligned Graphite® technology can be used by implementing a new pilot or full production line (GWh scale), or by retrofitting existing battery production lines.
About Battrion AG:
Battrion is an ETH Zurich spin-off founded in 2015. Battrion operates a research laboratory and production facility in Dübendorf, Switzerland, where it is developing its Aligned Graphite® technology, a lithium-ion battery manufacturing technology that improves the microstructure of the negative electrodes. The technology significantly increases the charging and discharging performance of lithium-ion batteries and is particularly suitable for EV and high-power applications. The technology is compatible with silicon/graphite mixed materials. Battrion offers its Aligned Graphite® technology under license. More information can be found at: http://www.battrion.com
About Jagenberg AG:
Jagenberg AG, part of the Kleinewefers Group and headquartered in Krefeld, Germanyis a strategic management holding company that currently employs approximately 1,300 people across its 23 operating subsidiaries in the industrial solutions sector in Europe, Asiaand USA. The Jagenberg Group focuses on the Industrial Solutions division, whose main business areas are related to machines and systems, automation and control technologies, and digital solutions for processing web-shaped materials such as films or paper.
About Jagenberg Converting Solutions GmbH:
Within the Jagenberg Group, Jagenberg Converting Solutions GmbH offers turnkey solutions from a single source as a reliable, competent and innovative partner. The company combines the competences and long-term experience of more than 500 employees from the companies in the Jagenberg Group and complements them with solutions from strategic partners depending on the requirements. The focus of the business activities is on the supply of services required for the finishing of complex strip materials for battery and decorative applications.
Battrion AG press contact:
dr Max Corey
Phone +41 (0) 44 585 1420
Jagenberg Group press contact:
Marketing and Communications
Kleineweferstrasse 1, 47803 Krefeld
Tel. +49 (0) 2151 93 40 99-81