PR: At the pulse of modern battery production
Around 170 participants, a wealth of current information and news on the topic of battery production, and positive feedback across the board - these were the conclusion of the 2023 Annual Conference of the VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e. V.) Battery Production Division. The popular event took place on June 22 and 23, 2023, at Plasmatreat GmbH, the world market leader in atmospheric plasma technology. It offered visitors an exciting program of technical presentations and discussion panels. Visitors also had the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with experts.
The popular industry meeting of the VDMA Battery Production, this time organized in close cooperation with Plasmatreat, started with the opening by host Christian Buske, founder and CEO of Plasmatreat GmbH. He introduced the audience to the revolutionary surface treatment with plasma, which enables new, environmentally friendly processes for the industry. This was followed by a varied program of presentations. For example, the keynote by Sebastian Wolf, COO of PowerCO SE, provided an insight into the topic of "Gigafactories in battery cell production: What challenges is PowerCo facing in Europe and North America?". One of the highlights of the second day of the event was a live link to Daniel Berger, Partner EAC International Consulting, who gave an exciting "Look at China, the market leader in electromobility from battery cell production to e-cars".
Interaction, networking and guided tours at Plasmatreat
In addition to these and many other specialist presentations and panel discussions, visitors had the opportunity to gather information and exchange ideas on current industry topics at various market stands. These included, for example, "Competitive Analysis Battery Machine Manufacturing Location Europe/Location North America" by Porsche Consulting GmbH, "Battery Recycling: How do I get the battery out of the car and disassembled down to module level?", organized by the VDMA together with Bosch Rexroth, or "Thinking about module production holistically: product developments (cell) - vehicle designs with effects on module assembly", presented by the TU Berlin in cooperation with the companies KUKA and Dürr. In addition, on both days of the event there was the opportunity to get to know the internationally operating Plasmatreat GmbH during guided tours of the Steinhagen headquarters and to learn more about the various applications of plasma technology in the battery process chain.
Battery production of the future: using highly innovative plasma technology
The organizers VDMA Battery Production and Plasmatreat are very pleased with the outcome of the event. Dr. Sarah Michaelis, Head of the VDMA Battery Production Department, explains: "The numerous positive feedbacks prove that we have hit the nerve of the industry with this attendance event: Many of our visitors found the opportunity for direct and open exchange with representatives from companies in the industry particularly valuable. The topics and the exchange showed how important it is to build a strong European network. Our member companies, with all their different applications along the battery manufacturing value chain are essential for the future."
Lukas Buske, who as a member of the Executive Board and responsible for the battery market segment adds, "The groundbreaking possibilities that plasma technology opens up for battery manufacturing were met with great interest. We are particularly interested in advancing future-oriented topics such as thermal conductivity and insulation, as well as anti-corrosion coating applications. In this way, we will be a reliable partner to our customers, helping to shape the production and processes of the future."
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