Dreamweaver International and its manufacturing partner Glatfelter have launched into full production of its lithium-ion nonwoven separator technology.
The third generation Silver 20 is 20 microns thin and aimed at energy storage for solar cells, electric vehicles, among others.
Dreamweaver is one of several firms launching separators that manufacturers claim can withstand temperatures up to 300˚c, and higher.
The technology provides superior safety compared to the low melting polyolefin and ceramic coated separators, making it especially useful in electric vehicles and large-scale energy storage applications.
Dreamweaver aims to manufacture the Silver 20 at a rate of 100 million square meters per year on its production line in Germany.
Samples have already been sent to 50 battery manufacturers for evaluation.
Dr. Brian Morin, President & COO of Dreamweaver, said: “We expect it will take the market 5-10 years to adopt these third generation separators.
“But as a first mover with a unique technology, Dreamweaver hopes to accelerate that adoption and help our customers bring safer, less expensive batteries to market, allowing expanded use of safe, reliable portable energy in more and more applications.”