EP&T: Evonik sells specialty materials for printable rechargeable batteries
by EP&T Staff
InnovationLab aims to further commercialize technology with materials that enable thin and flexible energy storage devices.
German-based specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries AG is selling its TAeTTOOz materials technology for printable rechargeable batteries to the InnovationLab GmbH, specialists in the development of printed and organic electronics and providers of individual overall solutions from the first concept draft to the industrial production.
Creavis, as the strategic innovation unit and business incubator of Evonik, has developed the TAeTTOOz technology. In the future, however, Creavis will focus stronger on concepts for resource-conserving and sustainable production, as well as high-growth solutions that enable industries to become independent of fossil raw materials.
Redox polymers form the basis of the printable rechargeable batteries. The new materials can be processed into very thin, flexible battery cells using common printing processes. In the process, they allow developers a high degree of design freedom. In addition, battery cells manufactured with TAeTTOOz technology do not contain liquid electrolytes and therefore cannot leak.