Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing




Workers Manufacturing and Handling Lithium-Ion Cells & Batteries are Exposed to Diverse Hazards

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are currently the dominant technology for Electric vehicles (EVs). Energy, in the form of electricity, is discharged from the battery cell when lithium-ions flow from the negative electrode, or anode, to the positive electrode, or cathode. When the cell is charging, those ions flow in the opposite direction, from cathode to anode.

However, some possible lithium-ion battery materials are toxic, carcinogenic, or could undergo chemical reactions that produce hazardous heat or gases. The major weakness of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars is the use of organic chemicals, which are volatile and flammable when operating at high temperatures.

DuPont provides a wide range of disposable chemical protective clothing, single-use cleanroom apparel, and flame-resistance fabric solutions to protect the people who encounter hazardous materials in battery cell or battery materials production.