The worldwide market for lithium batteries has grown exponentially over the last few years. This demand will continue to increase as more and more countries throughout the world move towards zero carbon economies and push forward with new technologies for electric vehicles.
Lithium batteries can be categorized as, lithium ion cell, Lithium metal cell, lithium metal polymer cell and lithium ion polymer cell types. Lithium compounds are highly hygroscopic and will react with the moisture in the air, producing Hydrogen, Lithium Hydroxide, and heat. This will adversely affect the quality, performance, and durability of a lithium battery. It is therefore vitally important that the manufacturing takes place in controlled, ultra-low humidity environments (-40 to -60°C dew point).
Because of the greater demand placed on manufacturing, the small-scale production laboratories normally used are now being scaled up to large production facilities with multiple lithium battery manufacturing lines.