Flexibility and variability are essential when it comes to developing new energy storage systems in order to keep investment and operating costs low. On the other hand each process step must be investigated on the research side. To do this, the department “Functional Materials” has united the process steps required to manufacture small quantities with variable designs in its technical centre “Flexible battery production”.
The scalable processes enable alternative electrode materials as well as separator and electrolyte materials to be synthesized and evaluated in free-standing electrodes, cells and modules. The production processes can be varied to optimize synthesis, paste manufacture, coating and drying processes for new materials. Supported by continuous tracking of material and process parameters we aim to speed up the evaluation of innovative materials and new manufacturing processes.