November 15, 2023: Thermo Fisher Scientific said on November 13 it was inviting global battery makers to use its new South Korea facility as a clean energy development hub.
The US-headquartered analytical instruments and services group said its battery customer experience center (pictured) in Seoul puts its latest metrology and quality control technologies at the disposal of battery manufacturers.
A company spokesperson told Energy Storage Journal the center will, among other services, provide battery electrode coating simulation lines and support the analysis of customer samples under dynamic in-line conditions.
The center is staffed with applications experts and technologies in the field of material characterization, extrusion, rheology, in-line thickness and in-line basis weight metrology and product inspection, the spokesperson said.
In addition to providing applications support, product demonstrations and training, the center will encourage companies to work together on innovations in battery manufacturing and quality processes.
Korea was chosen as the location for the center because of its proximity to the wider Asia-Pacific region and will help Thermo Fisher support battery innovation and production in key end markets, such as China, the spokesperson said.
“Moreover, Korean battery companies are investing heavily in joint ventures and operations in Europe and North America and we wanted to provide close technical support to the development teams in Korea as they choose next-generation technologies for sites globally.”