Webinar: Innovations in Battery Manufacturing — Comparing Dry & Wet Electrode Processing

This webinar will delve into the critical differences between wet and dry electrode processing.

Kevin Cronin, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2024

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Huda Ashfaq
Huda Ashfaq, lead process engineer, Sila Nanotechnologies Inc.Sila Nanotechnologies

On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific, Huda Ashfaq, lead process engineer, Sila Nanotechnologies Inc., will present, “Innovations in Battery Manufacturing — Comparing Dry & Wet Electrode Processing” as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro webinar series.

The manufacturing of electrodes for batteries stands at a crossroads between traditional methods and innovative techniques aimed at enhancing efficiency and sustainability. This webinar will delve into the critical differences between wet and dry electrode processing, two pivotal approaches in battery production. Wet electrode processing, the conventional method, involves creating a slurry of active materials, conductive additives, and binders, which is then coated on a substrate and subjected to drying. While this method is well-established, offering high uniformity and quality, it comes with significant drawbacks such as high energy consumption, environmental hazards, and the use of costly solvents.

On the other hand, dry electrode processing emerges as a promising alternative, eliminating the use of solvents and associated drying steps, thereby reducing both the environmental impact and energy demands. This presentation will explore how dry processing not only addresses sustainability concerns but also enhances the scalability and safety of battery manufacturing. However, challenges such as achieving consistent coating density and maintaining performance standards remain.

Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of how each process impacts the final battery product, operational costs, and environmental footprint. The session aims to provide insights into the current state and future directions of electrode manufacturing technologies, fostering a deeper understanding of their roles in advancing the battery industry.

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About the Author(s)

Kevin Cronin

Editor-in-Chief, Powder & Bulk Solids

Kevin Cronin has been editor-in-chief, Powder & Bulk Solids, for 30 years. For several years, he also edited food and chemical industry publications. He received a B.A. in communications—with a concentration in journalism—from the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, in 1988.

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