Eastman Kodak and Polaris Battery Labs have announced a strategic alliance to provide a complete “go to market” support system for rechargeable battery developers and product OEMs.
“This alliance creates a new way for U.S.-based battery manufacturers to go from very early material development activities all the way to full production,” stated Dolores Kruchten, Vice President of Kodak’s Eastman Business Park. “All key capabilities are here; we have laboratories and slurry preparation. Our material analytical tools and capabilities are world-class. We have everything in coating from the lab to pilot to full production. Companies around the country send their batteries to the Best Test & Commercialization Center for testing. Finally, our combined Cell Assembly capabilities include high-volume and small-scale electrode manufacturing as well as cell manufacturing volumes from 10s and 100s to 100s of thousands.”
“With Polaris’ material characterization and prototyping, and Kodak’s roll-to-roll manufacturing and cell assembly capability, we can work with material developers and product OEMs to bring new advances to market very quickly and inexpensively,” Kruchten said.