Dispersions & Resins

Licity® – the secret ingredient for Li-ion batteries

Christian Brand
Christian Brand
Senior Technical Manager Licity®

“Licity® binders are an easy way for battery manufacturers to boost their cell performance. But there is more: Licity® is additionally the promise to support our customers along the complete production process from raw materials to cell testing.”

A precise slot die – the heart of the coating process

One of the challenges in the coating process is to generate a homogeneous film. This homogeneity stands and falls with the precision of the coating head. This is why BASF has constructed and built own slot dies, allowing to apply the film to the copper foil in an exceptionally precise manner.

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View our video and see how to achieve an optimally coated anode.

Deep BASF knowhow enabling perfect equipment

"The centerpiece in our coating process is a curious block of solid metal - our slot die", explains Christian Brand, Senior Technical Manager Licity® at BASF.

"This customized slot die is a good example of BASF’s deep and profound knowhow. It has been developed and built by BASF engineers. It enables a very precise coating process, resulting in constant coat weight from the beginning to the end of the production run", explains Fatih Çetinel, Research Engineer Coating and Film Processing.

Are you looking for more information about Licity® or our development and testing capabilities? Please get in touch with our expert Christian Brand.

Christian Brand
Senior Technical Manager Licity®

How to push Li-ion batteries to the next level?

With a secret ingredient that can easily be added during your slurry mixing process – Licity®

How to simulate an industrial coating process on a small scale?

With our state-of-the-art multi-purpose lab coater (MPLC).

How do you increase the energy density in Li-ion anodes? 

With calendering as a finishing touch.

How do you ensure that every sample is of proper quality?

With a profound mechanical testing for Li-ion anodes.

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