Cellforce Group (CFG) announced that it has partnered with PPG (NYSE: PPG). PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials – and will supply cathode binder systems, which are free of N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) solvent, to the Cellforce Group. The collaboration would eliminate the use of NMP in producing the conductive-carbon slurry that forms cathodes for Li-ion batteries. “Our cooperation with PPG is an important step for the Cellforce Group. The use of a new type of cathode binder pays off in several ways in production and brings positive properties for the cell itself. We ensure the protection of our employees, increase the efficiency of our production and obtain more powerful and safe battery cells,” says Torge Thönnessen, CTO of the Cellforce Group. “This is in line with our goal of combining economic growth with a high level of innovation and a simultaneous reduction of negative environmental impacts in Germany as a manufacturing location.”
NEXT GENERATION OF BATTERY CELL TECHNOLOGY
“PPG is eager to partner with the Cellforce Group to build the next generation of battery cell technology that will define a new level of sustainability for the electro-mobility segment,” said Markus Vogt, PPG general manager of mobility. “Additionally, the partnership enables collaboration to provide critical technology development to increase cell performance and safety.” PPG is helping vehicle, battery and component manufacturers accelerate the development of tomorrow’s automotive energy storage solutions. The company’s broad-based materials expertise covers virtually every area of Li-ion battery design and construction, helping customers boost energy density, extend service life, improve safety, increase manufacturing throughput and reduce cost per kilowatt hour.