Successful start-up of adphos BearLITE® for manufacturing of battery electrodes

In September, a BearLITE® (Battery electrode advanced rapid Light Initiated Thermal Emission)-based pilot production line for Li-battery electrodes has been started-up successfully at one of the leading Asian battery manufacturers.

The adphos proprietary BearLITE®-drying technology allows the processing and drying of wet electrode coatings in the blink of an eye (less than ten seconds) and is extremely energy efficient, the power consumption of standard convection dryers can be reduced by over 85 %!

The stand-alone solution installed at the customer has proven proper production

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Li-battery manufacturers rely on BearLITE®

Leading Li-battery manufacturers have ordered adphos BearLITE®-systems for electrode production lines.

The adphos developed and proprietary BearLITE® (Battery electrode advanced rapid Light Initiated Thermal Emission) technology is based on the combination of multi-stage, high power, photonic energy emission with an integrated temperature-controlled defined local mass transfer of the vapor during the drying process of the wet electrode slurry.

Different to all other potential drying systems (e.g. hot air convection, infrared, induction, laser or microwave based) BearLITE

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Technology that reduces energy consumption and helps the climate – don’t whine, act!

Everyone, whether in private households or in industry and crafts, has now unmistakably experienced the enormous price increases for fossil fuels for heat and electricity.

Countering these enormous additional costs, even in the short term, certainly involves saving and thus reducing consumption. However, a distinction must be made here as to whether less of the same is used or whether alternative options are used for the respective heat or energy consuming process. In both cases, innovative, efficient technologies are of outstanding importance and the use in the short-term of verified

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adphos Gas Saver Booster

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Gas Dryer Upgrade adhoc saving up to 50% Gas with aLITE® from adphos!

Gas prices have not only risen extremely – even the gas supply is currently in jeopardy.

Gas dryers are primarily used in many surface coating processes and printing systems, whether for paper, plastic or textile applications. Despite the high consumption, alternative drying systems have not been successful in the past because of the low gas price. Production is currently completely endangered in view of the threatened, reduced and limited gas supply.

adphos offers an immediate solution with the company’s developed and proprietary aLITE® drying technology – a highly

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Turning Point – aLITE® – no gas, reduced energy, zero CO2-emissions

Many dryers in printing and coating systems are fossil, mostly gas-powered.

Large plants, high energy consumption (natural gas), function-related high CO2 release and now even further cost increases due to the gas supply situation, which among other things, entails incalculable, exploding costs due to the current war situation between Russia and Ukraine. There is no end in sight, certainly not in the short-term.

The adphos group, as the technology leader in electrothermal drying and crosslinking systems, is now heralding the turning point and replacing gas dryers and hot-air ovens with

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New aNIR®-BAT-Systems – Best Available Technology in Coil Processing

In coil coating, galvanizing, pickling or other coil processing applications, the drying and thermal processes are key contributors to the healthy bottom line of business.

With more than 20 years’ experience in thermal processing, adphos Thermal Processing GmbH, is proud to introduce aNIR®-BAT technology, the Best Available Technology in Coil Processing, which ensures the utmost in speed, efficiency, and profitability in coil processing – and guarantees the lowest CO2-emissions.

aNIR®-BAT allows:

  • • Extremely compact and dynamic operations beyond that of all other technologies
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“New aLITE®” – Zero CO2 Emissions and even lower Energy Operation Costs than Gas Convection Systems

For decades fossil fired convection driers/ovens have been applied in most processing lines.

Whether for flexo, gravure, heat set or screen – printing presses or wet-coating processing of adhesives, lacquering, infiltrations hotair driers have been the industry standard. Even though these driers build large, are not very dynamic and not very flexible for process variation adjust-ments – but low energy operation costs due to the low gas price to electricity price – ratio (mostly < 1/3 even down to sometimes < 1/5!).

So electro-thermal, like induction or infrared process systems have not been competitive. What makes

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adphos thermal processing technology is further adapted in battery manufacturing

In 2021 several thermal process lab and pilot systems for different, even multilayer, battery coating applications and a first high speed separator coating drying system to a leading Asian customer, has been delivered.

Early this year also two aNIR-drying and thermal processing systems for production of sheet fed based battery (electrodes), with a productivity of up to 500 components/h, have been successfully started. Drying and thermal process requirements with adphos proprietary aNIR solutions have been reduced from several minutes/component down to less than 3 seconds (!). This

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adphos aLITE® – processing integrated in multilayer 3D-battery and energy storage production

Complex multilayer production process consisting of electronical and insulation conduction layers, anode/cathode layers, sealings and electrolyte paste based layers, either solvent or water-based, with wet coating thicknesses between a few microns (≤ 15 µm) up to several hundred (even ≥ 500 µm) are dried and sintered with coatings/layers adapted aLITE® process steps, all within one-digit seconds (even partially ≤ 1 s). The conventional drying and post-processing´s (heat and/or sintering) for these coatings would require minimum 30 s up to several minutes. The tremendous space savings

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