Lithium-Ion Battery Production

Specialty coatings are applied to layers of film during the lithium-ion battery production process using application tools (e.g. slot die, doctor blade, anilox roller). Coating anode and cathode materials are critical to Li-Ion batteries energy storage capabilities, and the battery capacity to efficiently discharge energy. Consistent and uniform thickness of the electrode coating is required for optimal lithium-ion battery performance.

Lithium-Ion Battery Production Process
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Elimination of Steel Contaminants

When steel doctor blades are used, steel micro-particles transfer into the coating as the doctor blades wear. This makes the resulting coating conductive, creating potential problems with lithium-ion battery storage and performance. The use of plastic doctor blades in coating machines solves this problem because the materials are inert and non-conductive.

Common Doctor Blade Configurations

Although lithium batteries are a new technology, the methods being used for applying coatings during their production process are time tested. Both reverse angle and positive-angle metering blade configurations are used. Some LIB production processes utilize multi-roll and others use slot-die coating processes when target very heavy coating weights.

Doctor Blade Angle Configuration
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Advantages of TruPoint Doctor Blades

Flexo Concepts produces a number of doctor blade products ideal for production of high-quality Lithium-ion batteries. Products like TruPoint Polylam, Renew, Orange, and Keon offer different performance characteristics depending on whether the application needs to be optimized for stiffness, wear, creep, or resistance to certain chemicals or temperatures.

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