Horizontal Media Mills Figure Prominently in Lithium-Ion Battery Pre-Production

AKRON, OH - With the federal government looking for 1 million electric vehicles on U.S. roadways within just four years, Attritor and horizontal media mill manufacturer Union Process, Inc., is right in the middle of the mix.

Lithium-ion batteries are the focus for powering these vehicles, and the Akron-based equipment maker has developed a two-phase process for grinding and dispersing the phosphate precursor required for the batteries.

The first phase utilizes the Union Process S-series Attritors to grind and disperse the coarse precursor powder to a 1-3 um particle-size range. The second phase runs through the company's DMQ series horizontal media mills, dispersing the finished material to a primary particle-size range of 200-300 nm.

"Thorough testing of this two-phase method of processing lithium-ion phosphate precursor has shown a high level of repeatability," Union Process CEO Arno Szegvari said.

"As transportation choices become more eco-friendly, we are pleased that we can contribute to the continuing expansion of green technology," he said.

For a Union Process case study on processing lithium-ion phosphate precursor, visit http://www.unionprocess.com/pdf/lithium_ion.pdf

Union Process is the leading manufacturer of Attritors, horizontal media mills (http://www.unionprocess.com/dmq_mill.html ) and other particle size reduction equipment. To learn more about its wet grinder line of machines visit www.unionprocess.com/wet_prod.html or http://www.unionprocess.com/dry_prod.html

Attritor is a registered trademark of Union Process, Inc.

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