A team of scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has developed a new coating technology that increases the production speed of electrode foils leading to reduced costs to manufacture lithium-ion batteries. The new technology has increased the production speed by a factor of three, breaking a world record.
The innovative coating technology produces continuous coatings and patterns with high precision. The speed of the continuous production of the electrode foils represents 100 meters per minute of actual energy storage systems. Previous technology was only able to intermittently produce 25 to 35 meters per minute. Due to the new coating technology, lithium-ion battery production costs would be drastically reduced.