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Published on 28/01/2021

NEW GENERATION BATTERY: ARMOR & NEXTECH'S PARTNERSHIP

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ARMOR & NexTech announce their agreement to supply ultrathin substrates for use in lithium sulphur batteries. NexTech Batteries Inc., a leading company in the field of energy storage, has developped a new generation of batteries: lithium-sulfur batteries with extremely high specific energy. Used in Electric Vehicles (EVs), the lithium-sulfur batteries require light materials with a high energy density. To meet these specific requirements, NexTech partners with ARMOR, expert in the field of innovative substrate materials for batteries with their En’ Safe® foils.
 
NexTech and ARMOR will have an agreement to supply NexTech with a significant volume of ARMOR ultrathin primedaluminum foils; a key substrate material for reducing the weight and augmenting power of Lithium-Sulphur batteries. The volume to be supplied is likely to be in the order of millions of square meters annually and scaling up from there.
 
“This partnership with NexTech is a proof of ARMOR’s ability to serve the energy storage market with our En’ Safe® foils. NexTech leadership and technical personnel are focused on bringing to market Lithium-Sulfur batteries with unique performances. We are proud to be supporting them in achieving their goals” commented Hubert de Boisredon,Chairman & CEO of ARMOR.
 
Preceding this agreement NexTech has already completed significant testing, which has validated the effectiveness of ARMOR materials for the reduction in weight and the increased power performance of Lithium-Sulphur batteries. In addition, NexTech is in the process of scaling up its pilot line, in order to meet increasing demand from customers for its batteries.
 
“We are very excited about the opportunity we have to leverage ARMOR materials and apply them to the manufacturing of our Lithium-Sulfur batteries. We look forward to bringing to market next generation batteries with extremely high specific energy and enabling the widespread implementation of EVs.” commented Bill Burger, Chief Executive of NexTech.
 
NexTech was founded in 2016 and owns the excluive license to the intellectual property relating to Lithium Sulphur batteries, developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, a US Department of Energy Office of Science laboratory, managed by University of California.