Founded in Nijmegen, the Netherlands in 1936, SMIT Thermal Solutions is a leading supplier of customized thermal equipment and processes.
At Smit, design and manufacture thermal process solutions are developed for high-volume manufacturing. SMIT’s core competences are not limited to thermal treatment, but include deposition processes using thermal evaporation, (PE)CVD and ALD for both rigid and flexible substrates, with constant innovation. It employs around 60 people and currently has more than 3000 installations operating, including some 150 in the solar- and battery industry.
Today, focus is on thin film applications, acting as an expert partner to manufacturers aiming for cost-effective mass production. In particular, within this project, the aim of STS is to further optimize this technology for high throughput manufacturing. Our plan is to use the know-how developed within this project to offer added value to existing systems and as a building stone for next generation systems (R2R). A successful development will help market penetration of high capacity batteries.
Additionally, there are many other applications and markets that can as well benefit from this technology development to improve product quality and increase throughput. This will also contribute to increased revenue and can create additional expansion opportunities.
The University of Limerick is to lead an €8m EU research project to greatly enhance the range and power of EVs to suit future demand.
A team from the University of Limerick (UL) is taking on the challenge of making faster-charging, longer-lasting batteries for electric cars. The group, part of the UL