Large-scale manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries is ramping up due to the increased demand in electric vehicles, consumer electronics, and energy storage systems. In response, the demand of industrial gases to enhance production efficiency and final product quality is expanding to meet manufacturer’s needs. The production process requires high-temperature atmospheres for sintering of the precursors, inerting atmospheres, and welding of components. Both product yield and electrolyte conductivity of the Li-ion compound can be markedly improved if a nitrogen or argon atmosphere is used in the furnace treatment instead of the conventional air atmosphere. Proper gas usage and optimized gas blends can impact overall production quality and reduce cost.
At Air Products, we have the applications expertise and experience in furnace atmospheres, inerting and welding to ensure your product will have the highest performance. Whether you are manufacturing for electric vehicles or consumer electronics, Air Products has knowledgeable application engineers and metallurgists who can help you optimize the gas selection, supply mode, and purity for improved processing, including the sintering, inerting and welding needed to create the complete battery.
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