Fraunhofer FFB and tesa SE
Joint research and development activities for durable and sustainable battery cells
With the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on the cooperation, both partners confirm their plans to advance research and development activities for the use of innovative tape applications in battery cell technology. In the future, publicly funded projects are to be applied for in the area of material development, among other things, and the technology transfer between science and industry is to be strengthened. Regular interdisciplinary exchanges between Fraunhofer scientists and tesa engineers are also already planned for next May. A white paper bundling the results from the research and development projects is also to be presented soon.
Advancing materials developmentProfessor Simon Lux, Institute Director of the Fraunhofer FFB says: "We are very pleased about the signing of the groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding between tesa SE and the Fraunhofer FFB. It paves the way for mutually beneficial, innovation-rich research and development activities that will help to further advance materials development in the field of battery cell technology in an efficient and sustainable manner."
Frank Kolmorgen, tesa SE's Executive Board member responsible for industry, adds: "We want to play a key role in shaping the future of mobility with innovative and more sustainable product and system solutions. To this end, we are working closely with customers and partners worldwide. The cooperation with Fraunhofer FFB and the associated projects will bring us exciting new approaches and insights that we will incorporate into our work. We are looking forward to the joint results."
Tape applications in practiceIn battery cell manufacturing, adhesive tapes help to ensure the stability, durability and safety of the battery cell. In addition to fixing the stack of electrodes in the cell, automotive batteries, for example, require secure electrical insulation in the form of a film that encases the cells or battery modules. Furthermore, adhesive tapes are needed during subsequent assembly into battery systems to ensure the positioning of the cells. Adhesive tapes can also make a decisive contribution to sustainability. When it comes to dismantling complex individual parts after many years and thus recycling them by type, adhesive tapes have enormous advantages over other applications. Battery systems can be opened again without destroying them and then recycled separately.