“Our transfer process for dry coating aims to noticeably reduce process costs in electrode coating. This means that manufacturers can do without toxic and expensive solvents and save energy costs during drying. In addition, with our technology, electrode materials can also be used that can hardly or not at all be processed wet-chemically,” Dr. Schumm said.

In 2019, the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS shared that it partnered with companies such as Saueressig Engineering to develop a dry electrode coating process for EV batteries.

Fraunhofer IWS started developing a new production process for batteries that coated electrodes with dry film instead of liquid chemicals. Fraunhofer IWS project manager Dr. Benjamin Schumm noted that dry coating would reduce process costs in electrode coating.