Hosokawa Alpine's Chemical Division is a specialist in processing cathode materials, the Minerals Division has extensive experience in processing anode material and the Recycling Division focuses on in-house and end-of-life recycling. Hosokawa Micron B.V. in the Netherlands specialises in drying and mixing as well as coating. There is vast experience in processing lithium carbonate from salars at Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems in the USA, in containment at Hosokawa Micron Ltd. in the UK, and in bulk & material handling at Hosokawa Solids in Germany and Spain. Material grinding using the ACM-BC in a ceramic design, a technology developed over many years, is a core competence of the Japanese Hosokawa Micron Corporation. Of particular significance is the long-standing expertise of the Japanese team, which possesses outstanding skills and knowledge not only in the field of ceramic processing, but also in the specialised area of cathode active materials.
"It was an obvious decision for us to pool together these versatile competences for our customers and unite this power in the new brand On", Hauk explains. Current EU directives and the upcoming Batteries Regulation are encouraging companies to invest more in battery production and are being generously subsidised by the state in the process. "Today, manufacturers are striving to create compact batteries with high energy density, fast charging times and a long service life. We want to help our customers meet these requirements in the most effective way possible," says Hauk. To this end, On supports customers in material development and the perfection of raw and active materials from the supply of complete production facilities and systems all the way to recycling – as a 360 degree offer from laboratory to production scale.