E+R Group enters strategic partnership with Beneq for roll-to-roll ALD system

The revolutionary Genesis ALD platform enables next-generation battery manufacturers to scale up quickly.

Beneq, a leading atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment manufacturer, announces a strategic partnership with Emerson+Renwick to design and commercialize innovative roll-to-roll (R2R) ALD systems for R&D and volume production. The companies have together developed a revolutionary new system.

The new ALD platform – named Genesis ALD – is targeted at various industrial, R2R-ALD applications, including:

  •  Passivation of cathodes and anodes for various types of lithium-ion and solid-state batteries
  •  Conductive layers and encapsulation for flexible solar cells
  •  Moisture barriers for flexible electronics

 “Bringing Beneq’s unique roll-to-roll ALD technology together with Emerson & Renwick’s deep experience in roll-to-roll vacuum and web handling is good news for the battery industry,” says Sami Sneck, business executive at Beneq. The partnership allows us to offer state-of-the-art, atomic layer deposition technology for enhancing Li-ion and other next-generation batteries, where we expect to see strong market demand. There is a lot of potential for this technology in other application areas too, but the market for those end-products is yet to mature."

“We have worked very well with Beneq and both companies have a good grasp of the potential markets available,” says Andrew Jack, sales dir.-E+R Group. “E+R offers a wide range of high-end, R2R vacuum-coating equipment. This collaboration makes it easier to integrate R2R-ALD with other techniques where necessary.”

The partnership is effective immediately. The new Genesis ALD system is available by inquiry for customers globally.

More info: www.eandr.com