Silicon for Battery Materials

What is Silicon material used for? As many companies in the battery materials industry continue to search for process improvements, some companies have begun to replace graphite with silicon as the anode material. Silicon being used as the anode material has been used more widespread after it has been demonstrated that it can lead to faster recharge time for EV batteries. Sieving Silicon anode materials for the lithium ion batteries market is a process that must be done delicately in order to hit the target specification. Sieving silicon is not an easy process due to the fact that it is very lightweight and can be somewhat sticky in nature. The result is that if it is not sieved using the right equipment, the machine can quickly blind which will lead to major processing issues downstream.

Elcan's Experience

Elcan Industries has been able to create a process for separating silicon at sizes as low as 20 microns. Using a high energy screener, the material and agglomerates of the material rapidly break up on the screen surface and flow seamlessly through the screen mesh. The result of this is higher rates and yields while processing at finer sizes. This leads to higher production for companies while still being able to maximize how much product is being produced. If you would like to schedule a trial to run Silicon material at our toll processing facility to see how sieving Silicon on the Hi-Sifter can improve your process, give us a call at (914) 381-7500!