Aluminium has excellent technical properties, is 100 % recyclable, has excellent thermal conductivity and is lightweight. The result is fully recyclable aluminium beverage cans that keep their contents cool, tasty and fresh on the long journey to the end consumer.
The volume of aluminium beverage cans used in Europe will increase by around ten billion over the next five years. Speira is part of this trend and is making an important contribution to this with its high-quality aluminium from the VERO product line. Aluminium with a recycled content of more than 75 % is labeled ORBIS. Recycling is also one of the services we are happy to provide in the interests of sustainability. We already recycle 100,000 tons of aluminium beverage cans every year.
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Aluminium is a highly versatile material providing a multiplicity of great properties, such as high thermal conductivity, lightweight, high formability, strength and recyclability, that are crucial for manufacturing of modern, high-energy lithium ion battery (LIB) cells. While industry takes advantage of these beneficial properties and uses aluminium as the standard material for prismatic and pouch LIB cell housings, the majority of cylindrical cell concepts is still based on nickel-plated steel (NPS). However, with increasing cell sizes, efficient thermal management of the battery cells becomes more important and aluminium cell housings can provide a technical superior solution for cylindrical cells compared to NPS.
This joint study between Speira GmbH and the chair of Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components (PEM) Aachen provides a 4680 cell concept featuring an aluminum cell housing based on a novel material solution for battery cell housings named Speira ION cell. The cell concept was challenged in different 3C fast-charging scenarios using thermal simulation. The simulations reveal significantly improved cooling performance compared to a reference LIB cell with commonly used NPS cell housing.Download