LG Chem has deployed advanced mixing equipment for enhancing productivity by as much as 70% at its EV battery plant in Poland, according to industry sources told The Elec on Mar. 25.
The South Korean company applied 2300 liter mixing equipment to three new production lines at its Wroclaw EV battery plant, up from the existing 1300-liter capacity.
This marks the first time that such developments at the company’s European battery plant was reported. LG Chem’s plant in Nanjing, China has been using 2300 liter mixing equipment since 2016, but it was not exclusively for EV battery lines.
LG Chem’s Poland plant is currently working to raise its yield rate. For this, the company has been systematically applying high-speed and high-width battery-making technology. “Materials and equipment are both significant factors in cutting costs,” said one LG Chem official. “In terms of equipment, we are enhancing the mixing equipment capacity and raising the speed of R2R winders.”
LG Chem is currently running two factories in Poland. The second plant is where LG Chem is working to stabilize the yield. The South Korean company is aiming for an annual production of 110GWh an sales of KRW 15 trillion.
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