Miltec UV is committed to driving positive change in the rapidly expanding Li-ion battery industry by promoting UV technology for the manufacturing of separators and cathodes using our patented UV process. UV Technology is a “green” environmentally friendly technology because the UV curing process and equipment use less energy and have a smaller factory and carbon footprint than conventional systems with lengthy drying ovens. Our patented UV technology for manufacturing cathodes eliminates the use of NMP which is harmful to the battery workforce and environment. Miltec’s UV ceramic coated separator technology prevents shrinkage at high temperatures, making batteries safer and reducing the energy cost of the ceramic coating process.
In addition to being NMP-free and improving battery safety, batteries produced using UV technology promise a significant cost reduction for battery manufacturers. The savings include, operational and manufacturing costs, as well as reduced energy consumption and a dramatically smaller footprint. The elimination of large drying ovens reduces the overall carbon footprint of the manufacturing process. A cost model developed for the Department of Energy (DOE) shows up to an 85% reduction in electrode manufacturing cost.
Our UV process replaces the conventional ceramic coated binders with UV light curable binders. This eliminates the need for slow, energy intensive thermal drying and will save separator and battery manufacturers time, space, and money. The Miltec ceramic coated separators have virtually no shrinkage at 180°C.