Oftentimes, a simple underlying solution can unleash a tidal wave of change.

Breakthroughs in steam power in the late 1700s sparked a global industrial revolution delivered on the backs of steam trains and ships, before crude oil greased the wheels for the combustible engine a century later. Since then, we’ve witnessed the introduction of the transistor in the late-1940s – a small yet monumental discovery that has driven the rapid digitalization of our world.

In 2020, we are on the cusp of important new milestones in areas such as smart technology and mass energy storage systems. Expect this to be the decade in which the energy transition truly takes shape as electric vehicles and renewable energy platforms support a radical departure from fossil fuels.

The catalyst for this next great societal shift will be the ongoing advancements in battery manufacturing, including emerging battery technologies such as Na-ion, Li-sulphur, and Zink-air.

A future based on fine margins

Accelerating society’s energy transition and digital transformation will mean making sure battery technology keeps up with advancements in renewable energy, electric vehicles, and other game-changing industries.

Day by day, battery producers are working to make solutions that are denser, lighter, and more powerful. What’s more, for their mass-scale adoption in applications like electric vehicles, large cost reductions will be needed. Indeed, with regulators becoming more stringent and consumers more demanding, these core issues are driving not only research into new battery materials, but also improvements in production efficiency to minimize production costs. When success is defined by such fine margins, today’s manufacturers must be able to ensure total quality and performance – every time.

At Malvern Panalytical, we are playing our part by offering a complete range of battery manufacturing quality control solutions; solutions that allow manufacturers and researchers new levels of insight and control. Our goal is to help battery component manufacturers achieve total, consistent quality throughout each stage of the manufacturing lifecycle.

From cathode characterization tools to particle size distribution measuring, zeta-potential analysis, and beyond, we’ll be exploring our range of battery manufacturing solutions in turn on Materials Talks over the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

A look at the future of battery manufacturing awaits.

If you would like to discuss how our battery manufacturing solutions can add value to your research or production processes, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our experts or register for the upcoming webinar ‘The significance of particle shape and size of electrode materials on battery performance‘ on 18 March 2020.