Following the Shenzhen International Lithium Battery Power Technology Exhibition (IBTE) at the end of 2017 in China, Esterlam has successfully secured a MAJOR new contract for the supply of their new Electronics Doctor Blade.
IBTE is the world’s largest exhibition of lithium-ion technology, with over 35,000 professional buyers for the domestic new energy electric vehicles, lithium, mobile phones, power tools.
Based in the UK, Esterlam are Global leaders in providing doctor blades for the printing and coating industries. Having developed the world’s first synthetic doctor blade over 40 years ago, Esterlam have now created a specialised new blade for coated electronic applications.
Commercial Director Neil Hailey said “It was such a great exhibition to attend and gave us the opportunity to introduce our new blade face-to-face. Following the exhibition, we visited several of the leading companies in this emerging technology and were able to find out more about their industries. We are delighted to learn that one of these visits has already resulted in a major new deal for our electronics blade.”
The contract is set to secure Esterlam’s position as leaders in this rapidly growing market with other leading electronics companies expected to follow suit very soon.
“The renewable energy market is set to increase dramatically over the next few years as millions of new electric vehicles will be made,” added John Hailey, Esterlam Managing Director. “With diesel sales plummeting, car buyers appear to be switching to plug-in vehicles in greater numbers than ever before which is one area our blade is very successfully used. Our blades are now being used for a range of production applications from battery separators for electric vehicles to aerospace and printed electronics to flat panel displays, photovoltaics and mobile phone technology. These specially developed blades are at the forefront of new technologies.”
Backed by government policies — China’s battery companies are beginning to dominate an industry which has been led for three decades by South Korean and Japanese manufacturers such as Panasonic, which makes the battery cells for Tesla cars.
Lithium-ion batteries revolutionised the consumer electronics market after Sony commercialised them in 1981. From the Walkman to the iPhone they are an essential part of the gadgets used in everyday life. Now they are set to play an equally significant role in transportation, energy harvesting & storage and helping to reduce our dependency on oil.
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