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Dry Room – Prototyping Line


55 m2 Dry enviroment of -60ºC dew point including all the equipment for processing energy storage devices in pouch cell format. Focused on slurries/ inks formulation and mixing, ink/ slurry coating and drying in a roll to roll process, calender of soft materials on substrates, extrusion of polymer and polymer compunds.


Dry room +

It includes a Materials' processing line and a Cell assembly line
1) - 60 ºC Dew Point ≈ 11 ppm
2) 55 m2
3) Conductive floor
4) + 30 Pa overpressure
5) + 21 ºC + /- 1 Room Temperature
6) ISO class 7
7) Controlled airlock entrance / exit

Materials' Assembly Line: 3 side sealing and Final sealing +

Included in the Dry room.

3 side sealing: Use: Side sealing and tab sealing

3 side sealing: Characteristics:

- Temperature: 250 ºC ±1ºC
- Thermocouple control
- Time pulse control: 0~ 20 seg
- Sealing thickness up to 400 µm

Final sealing: Use: Degassing the pouch after Forming and final sealing with the final geometric pouch geometry trimming.

Final sealing: Characteristics:
- Automatic Pouch piercing
- Vacuum up to 5 mbar ±1 mbar
- Hoses compatible with organic carbonates( PC, EC, DEC) salts (LiPF6, LiClO4) and easily interchangeable to avoid contamination.

Materials' Assembly Line: Electrolyte filling + open side sealing +

Included in the Dry room.

Use: fill the pouch with electrolyte and seal

- Capacity up to 170ml per shoot
- Volumetric control µl
- Automatic Pouch opening pads
- Vacuum up to 5 mbar ±1 mbar
- Hoses and tank compatible with organic carbonates( PC, EC, DEC) salts (LiPF6, LiClO4) and easily - interchangeable to avoid contamination.
- Sealing unit:
---Tª :50- 250 ºC ±1ºC

Materials' Processing Line: Calendering and Electrode stacking +

Included in the Dry room.

Calendering: Use: calender the coated electrodes

Calendering: Main Characteristics:
- Manual sheet feeding
- Substrate web adjustable: 10 mm-200 mm
- Thickness: 10μm -300 μm with digital display
- Accuracy: ±1 μm
- Line speed: 0,1-1 m/min
- Roll surface: 0,01 μm [hard–chrome plating + surface mirror polished]
- Capacity: 45 Ton
- Heating: Rt- 150 ºC ±1ºC

Electrode stacking: Use: Anodes and cathodes stacking in the desired number of layers interposing a separator in a zig-zag way.

Electrode stacking: Characteristics:
- Electrodes mechanic alignment.. Precision: ±0,4 mm.
- Separator thickness: 10~ 40 µm
- Electrodes from 50 µm to 300 µm
- Separator reel tension control
- Separator Edge Position Control

Materials' Processing Line: Planetary Mixer and Coating machine +

Included in the Dry room.

Planetary mixer: Use: Electrode slurry preparation (anode and cathode). Wide variety of uses from mixing of dry powder particle materials to kneading of high viscosity material

Planetary mixer: Main Characteristics:
- Maximum capacity: 6.2 liters. ≈ 5 liters slurry
- Twisted double planetary blade rotating on its axis while orbiting the vessel.
- Disperser at high speed during kneading
- Vacuum up to10mbar
- Stainless Steel interchangeable tank.
- Chiller option to cold down.
- Display and register :Tª, speed, vacuum, time, etc
- Dust cover sealed with inspection window.

Coating machine: Use: Slurry deposition.

Coating machine: Characteristics:
- Organic or water based slurries compatible.
- Slurry capacity : up to 5 liters
- Speed: 0,1 m/ min up to 3 m/ min +±0.1 m/min
- Alignment control
- 2 drying zones with Tª adjustable: up to 180ºC
- Solvent Exhaust


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Assembling of pouch-type cells

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Lamination of inks

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Manufacture and calendering of electrodes

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Studies of formulation and characterization of inks.

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Study and adjustment of mass balance between negative and positive electrode.


CIC energiGUNE


Contact person:

Leire Olaeta Rodríguez


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