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GEA Niro develops spray drying systems for high-performance Li-ion battery materials
Article Type: New products From: Pigment & Resin Technology, Volume 40, Issue 4
Leading supplier of spray drying technology, GEA Niro, has developed a set of spray drying systems for production of high-performance Li-ion battery materials. As the quest to develop Li-ion batteries with increasing greater performance continues, it is more crucial than ever to realize the full potential of every part of the battery-making process. In manufacturing of materials for the cathode and anode, spray drying plays an important role – and hence also the performance of the spray drying systems applied by the manufacturers. Working with several of the major companies developing the next generation of Li-ion batteries, GEA Niro has witnessed that the demands differ – both in terms of which product properties are requested and the capacity of the plant. At the same time, individual cathode and anode materials vary widely in composition and how they dry, so not one solution fits all. GEA Niro’s solutions are all tailored to the specific application and specification and based on the company’s vast experience in spray drying gained from working with the technology for decades and across industries. With GEA Niro’s rotary and nozzle atomization systems, any particle size from just a few to several hundred microns can be obtained in a single compact, energy-efficient spray drying plant.