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sponsors & affiliates

AABC 2013. Sponsors & Affiliates

signature sponsor

 
Toyota Motor Company
www.toyota.com  

diamond sponsors

 
Lithium Energy Japan - GS YUASA  
TÜV SÜD America
TÜV SÜD America Inc. is the global testing and certification source for advanced energy storage devices and systems. Whether your products are batteries, ultra-capacitors, electric vehicle components, or electric vehicle systems, our ISO 17025-accredited laboratories and experienced engineers can help develop, validate, and certify your products for global use. Life Cycle, abuse, durability, performance, environmental, electrical, and EMC testing can be performed on all types of cells, modules, or packs throughout our global network of testing laboratories and certification bodies. For our full range of battery services, visit www.tuvamerica.com.

 

platinum sponsors

 
Honda Motor Company
www.honda.com  
Johnson Controls Power Solutions
Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the global leader in lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for Start-Stop, hybrid and electric vehicles. Our 50 manufacturing, recycling and distribution centers supply more than one third of the world’s lead-acid batteries to major automakers and aftermarket retailers. Through our innovations we are building the advanced battery industry for hybrid and electric vehicles. We were the first company in the world to produce lithium-ion batteries for mass-production hybrid vehicles. Our commitment to sustainability is evidenced by our world-class technology, manufacturing and recycling capabilities. For additional information, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com.

 
USABC
The USABC seeks to promote long-term R&D within the domestic electrochemical energy storage (EES) industry and to maintain a consortium that engages automobile manufacturers, EES manufacturers, the National Laboratories, universities, and other key stakeholders.
www.uscar.org.

 

gold sponsors

 
Maccor, Inc.
Maccor Inc. was the pioneer, and is the world’s largest commercial manufacturer of Automated Test Systems adaptable to a wide range of products (i.e. batteries, super-capacitors, fuel cells, etc.) and battery chemistries. The founders of Maccor designed and built their first computer based test system in 1983. Maccor’s range of equipment not only provides standard discharge and cycle testing but is capable of sophisticated pulse testing, together with high-speed data acquisition and interface with smart battery packs. In addition, cyclic voltammetry, 3-electrode, and AC Impedance experiments can be performed. Maccor also supplies cell formation equipment for a variety of cell formats and sizes. Today Maccor has over 1,700 systems in more than 40 countries with local sales and customer support services available in many areas.
www.maccor.com

 
ZEON CORPORATION
Selection of binder systems utilized on anodes and cathodes for Li-ion cells can directly influence to lower resistivity, higher capacity retention, longer cycle life, and the ability to withstand hot and cold temperatures.  ZEON will being exhibiting its market-leading line of aqueous and NMP-based binders for Li-ion anode and cathodes as well as sealants.  
www.zeon.co.jp

 

silver sponsors

 
Arbin Instruments
Arbin Instruments is the leading, global manufacturer of battery, capacitor, and fuel cell test equipment. Arbin provides solutions for single cell, module, and pack level testing for research and development, characterization, qualification and formation of energy storage applications. Arbin’s flexible hardware is powered by our user-friendly MITS Pro software providing tools for scheduling, viewing real-time data, and quickly analyzing and reporting results. With over 20 years of experience, Arbin has over 3,000 test stations running in more than 50 countries with sales and support locations around the globe. Arbin provides the accuracy, reliability and value demanded in the market today.
www.arbin.com
 
BASF
BASF offers solutions for enhanced battery performance. HED™ cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries offer higher energy density and cycle life. Selectilyte™ electrolytes for primary and secondary batteries enhance cycle life. Ovonic™ NiMH technology is available for licensing. Innovative plastics for battery packs offer weight savings and more.
www.battery-solutions.basf.com

 
CPreme® Graphite
CPreme® Graphite is a family of high performance anode materials for Lithium-ion batteries. Designed for applications requiring high power, high energy and critical cathode chemistries. CPreme® Graphite delivers a variety of options to meet the challenges of demanding environments, including automotive, aerospace, power tool and utility grid management. Phillips 66 Company offers a range of CPreme® Graphite anode products with specialized performance characteristics. Whether cell design requires all-around performance or optimization for high energy, high power or unique cathode chemistry, CPreme® Graphite products are designed to meet those diverse challenges.
For more information, please visit www.cpreme.com.

 
Dana
Dana is a world-leading supplier of drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of passenger, commercial, and off-highway vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. The company’s global network of engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities provides original-equipment and aftermarket customers with local product and service support. Based in Maumee, Ohio, Dana employs approximately 25,500 people in 27 countries and reported 2011 sales of $7.6 billion. For more information, please visit www.dana.com.

 
Daiichi Jitsugyo (America)
If you are developing a new material, process, or operate with a continuous improvement philosophy, we welcome your inquiries and challenges.  DJA has a working partnership with various equipment and process providers dedicated to the varying and unique needs of the Energy Storage industry.  In addition to in-house technologies we also offer external industry leading and innovative technologies to enhance our current customer, as well as support our new customer’s positions in their individual marketplace.  Please join us at our booth, along with our partner’s NORITAKE, to learn more about how we can support your needs.  Industries we serve include LiB, Fuel Cells, Ultracapacitors, Solar Applications, and “New Generation” Battery technologies.  www.daiichi-EES.com

 
Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International
First published in 1995, and now sent twice a year to over 30,000 key specifiers and decision-makers throughout the global automotive industry, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International is firmly established as the world’s leading international showcase for technology and innovation in electric, hybrid and fuel-cell vehicle development and manufacture.
www.ukipme.com
 
Germany Trade & Invest
Germany Trade & Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The organization advises foreign companies looking to expand their business activities in the German market. It provides information on foreign trade to German companies that seek to enter into foreign markets. All inquiries relating to Germany as a business and investment location are treated confidentially. All investment services are available at no charge.
www.gtai.com/automotive

 
Gold Peak Industries
Established in 1964, Gold Peak is a multi-national, publicly traded battery manufacturer with North America headquarters in San Diego, California.
Gold Peak (GP Batteries) manufacturers a wide range of battery cells and battery systems for many applications including electric vehicles.
Chemistries include:
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
  • Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4)
  • Lithium Manganese Oxide (LiMn2O4)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Nickel Cadmium (NiCd)
  • Thin Metal Film Lead Acid
  • Primary batteries (alkaline, silver oxide, lithium)
Gold Peak has been producing NiMH EV batteries since 1993 under license from Ovonic, and recently introduced our large format LiFePO4 prismatic cells. Gold Peak is ISO/TS 16949 accredited.
Resident engineers in our San Diego, CA headquarters are available for battery system design and development assistance. www.gpina.com

 
Intertek
Prove your product’s quality and protect your vehicle brand with independent third-party validation testing and certification from Intertek. Bring value to your business with access to the industry’s most extensive suite of automotive testing and validation services. Partner with Intertek for fast, efficient testing that allows you to focus on your product development, letting us pave the way for you to achieve greater profitability in the global marketplace.
www.intertek.com/automotive

 
Midtronics
www.midtronics.com  
Rockwood Lithium
Rockwood Lithium, a part of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., is a global specialty chemicals company. Rockwood Lithium is the world’s leading supplier of a broad range of lithium based compounds and provides the battery industry with lithium metal and salts for a variety of applications in both primary and secondary batteries. Rockwood Lithium has nine production facilities worldwide and is the only lithium producer to own and operate Lithium resources on two continents.
www.rockwoodlithium.com

 
Saft
Saft (Euronext: Saft) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced technology batteries for industry. The Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of nickel batteries and primary lithium batteries for the industrial infrastructure and processes, transportation, civil and military electronics markets. Saft is the world leader in space and defense batteries with its Li-ion technologies which are also being deployed in the energy storage, transportation and telecommunication markets. Saft’s 4,000 employees present in 19 countries, its 16 manufacturing sites and extensive sales network all contribute to accelerating the Group’s growth for the future.
www.saftbatteries.com.

 

media partners

 
AutoHarvest
AutoHarvest Foundation is a Michigan 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and is led by some of the most highly respected figures in the automotive industry. AutoHarvest has, in beta testing, an online E-collaboration marketplace for intellectual property that accelerates innovation in advanced manufacturing. AutoHarvest is guided by its peer interest group, which consists of over 130 prominent government, university, automaker, supplier, venture capital, business accelerator and manufacturing organizations.

Located within the innovation hubs of the Southeast Michigan region including Wayne State University's Research and Development Park - TechTown - and the University of Michigan's North Campus Research Complex, AutoHarvest sits in the heart of NAFTA’s automotive cluster. Recently awarded a grant by the New Economy Initiative Foundation (“NEI”), AutoHarvest will join the NEI's Detroit Regional Innovation Network, a 10-year program to boost high-tech development and job creation in Southeast Michigan. For more information visit: www.autoharvest.org.


 
Batteries + Energy Storage Technology
www.bestmag.co.uk  
Batteries International
www.batteriesinternational.com  
Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine
www.chargedevs.com  
Cars 21
www.cars21.com  
Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International
First published in 1995, and now sent twice a year to over 30,000 key specifiers and decision-makers throughout the global automotive industry, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International is firmly established as the world’s leading international showcase for technology and innovation in electric, hybrid and fuel-cell vehicle development and manufacture.
www.ukipme.com
 
Shmuel De-Leon Energy Ltd.
        
Shmuel De-Leon Energy Ltd. is a leading company in the field of power sources knowledge.
The company provides comprehensive collection of power sources knowledge tools and services:
  • Consulting services
  • Batteries, Fuel cells and EV seminars and conferences
  • Batteries, FC & EV Weekly newsletter
  • Energy Sources On-Line web DataBase (batteries, fuel cells, capacitors and more...)
  • Power sources solutions
Contact Details:
Shmuel De-Leon Energy Ltd.
10 Mazal Arie st., Hod-Hasharon 45309, Israel
Homepage: www.sdle.co.il, www.batteriesdatabase.com
E-mail: shmuel@sdle.co.il
Tel/Fax: +972-77-5010792

 

affiliates

 
AeroVironment (EES)
AeroVironment is a technology solutions provider that designs, develops, produces and supports an advanced portfolio of electric transportation solutions and electric-powered Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). AeroVironment’s power cycling and test systems provide EV developers and EV battery manufacturers with market-leading simulation and cycling capabilities. AeroVironment’s comprehensive EV charging solutions include EV home charging, public charging, fast charging, data collection, grid-integrated communications and complete installation, training and support services for consumers, automakers, utilities, government agencies and businesses. AeroVironment’s industrial electric vehicle charging systems support thousands of electric materials handling vehicles in mission-critical supply chains for Fortune 500 enterprises.  Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s electric-powered, hand-launched unmanned aircraft systems to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance and communication.  More information is available at www.avinc.com and www.evsolutions.com.

 
BTU International
BTU International is a leading global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the alternative energy and electronics assembly markets. BTU equipment and know-how are used in solar cell, nuclear fuel and fuel cell manufacturing as well as in the production of printed circuit board assemblies and semiconductor packaging. BTU controlled atmosphere furnaces are available with temperature ranges up to 1150°C and with various process atmospheres including hydrogen and nitrogen. Excellent atmosphere purity is achieved through the use of BTU’s patented gas barrier technology. In addition, BTU’s unique eductor technology can be used to enhance cooling or control process atmosphere. The end result is superior efficiency, superior performance, and superior thermal uniformity.
www.btu.com

 
BITRODE CORPORATION
BITRODE CORPORATION offers customers an extensive line of products tailor crafted to address Lithium-Ion applications.  The company provides software tools, battery simulation, and battery manufacturing automation.  Bitrode is perhaps best known for their line of HEV equipment for cell, module, and pack level testing. Bitrode builds equipment that delivers superior accuracy, repeatability, and unparalleled durability—from nanoamps to megawatts of power.
CONTACT: Laura Schacht, 636-343-6112, lschacht@bitrode.com

 
CD-adapco
CD-adapco is the world's largest independent CFD focused CAE provider. Our core products are the technology-leading simulation packages, STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD. The scope of our activities, however, extends well beyond CFD software development to encompass a wide range of CAE engineering services in CFD and FEA.
We have over 30 years of experience in delivering industrial strength engineering simulation to a wide range of industries and application areas. We have over 7000 users of our software, working at 3000 different companies, spending in total over $105 million on our software and services. Growing organically at a rate of over 16% per year, CD-adapco employs over 400 talented individuals, working at 21 different offices across the globe, involved in dedicated support, software development and engineering services, each of whom is dedicated to ensuring the success of our clients.
www.cd-adapco.com

 
Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc.
Chroma is a world leading provider of power test instrumentation and automated test systems including AC/DC Power Sources, Electronic Loads, Power Meters, Hipot Testers and ATE for diverse bench-top, R&D and design verification of EV/PHEV, Solar, LED, Battery, Medical, and Power Supply applications. Visit our website at www.ChromaUSA.com.
 
Digatron Firing-Circuits
More than hardware and software, formation process control and test data generation for batteries, fuel cells, super-capacitors and other renewable energy devices is what we specialize in. A premier company with over 200 employees at your service, Digatron Firing-Circuits Inc is there to assist you with your needs to develop, manufacture or test energy storage devices of all types and chemistries. With over 40 years of experience and full service facilities in Shelton, CT, Aachen, Germany and Qingdao, China, we are never too far to demonstrate our commitment to our customer centric approach.
www.firing-circuits.com
 
Dow Energy Materials
Harnessing The Dow Chemical Company’s innovation engine and expertise with material science, Dow Energy Materials is focused on the development of next-generation battery materials, offering an integrated portfolio of lithium-ion battery components - including anodes, cathodes and formulated electrolytes - to the global energy storage market. Dow Energy Materials is committed to driving performance of lithium-ion batteries higher and the cost of manufacturing processes lower, building upon Dow’s history of commercializing technologies and its ability to leverage its global integrated supply chain to meet the demands of several markets.
www.dow.com.
 
FMC Lithium
FMC Lithium, a division of FMC Corporation a $3.4 billion chemical company, is an integrated lithium supplier with an extensive product and technology offering to the battery industry. With respect to raw materials, we have the longest history in supplying into the lithium-ion battery industry. We supply various grades of lithium carbonate, hydroxide and various forms of metal for our customers’ needs. In addition, FMC Lithium is the only lithium supplier who has developed cathode technologies and still licenses that technology. FMC Lithium’s deep understanding of both the cathode and anode technologies allows us to offer better products and services to cathode makers as well as the lithium-ion battery industry. Finally, FMC Lithium, a leading innovator, is offering a new Stabilized Lithium Metal Powder (SLMP®). This new product is potentially a game changer that breaks the limit on the current lithium-ion battery design by providing an independent source of lithium. It allows more choices of active materials for higher energy, lower cost and better safety. FMC Lithium continues to invest in developing cutting edge new battery materials and technologies.
www.fmclithium.com/energy
 
Focus Graphite
Focus Graphite is an emerging mining, refining and technology graphite production company. As the owner of the high-grade Lac Knife, Quebec graphite deposit, the company intends to become the lowest cost producer of 95% and 99.99% purity graphite in the world.
As a technology-oriented enterprise and business innovator, the company is transitioning to the production stage from the development stage.
A Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), published in October 2012, confirmed Focus Graphite’s future leadership potential in the graphite industry.
The company is also invested in the development of graphene applications and patents through Grafoid Inc., and it holds a 50% ownership interest in the Kwyjibo, Quebec rare earth elements project in partnership with SOQUEM, the Quebec government’s mining development agency.
www.focusgraphite.com
 
KEMET ELECTRONICS ITALIA s.r.l.
Kemet Electronics Italia s.r.l., producers of Arcotronics machinery is a recognized leading supplier of lithium ion, lithium polymer, and supercapacitor cell assembly production equipment.
Arcotronics’ machinery experience with lithium based technologies spans more than 25 years.  Support is available in engineering, development, and fabrication for six sigma based semiautomatic and automatic equipment in various cell shapes (cylindrical, prismatic spiral wound, and stacked) and sizes (Bluetooth, cell phone, lap top, and HEV/PHEV).  Processes supported include cell assembly, packaging, and electrolyte filling.
The machinery company (US owned) is located in Sasso Marconi (Bologna - ITALY) with direct support locally in the regions of Europe, North America, Japan, Korea, China, India, and Singapore.
Contact:
(EU) fabrizionanni@kemet.com
(US) johndispennette@kemet.com
 
LAP Laser
LAP Laser utilizes more than 25 years of expertise in developing, designing and producing complex measurement solutions and applications. We produce advanced, non-contact sensors capable of measuring various types of surfaces [hot, soft, brittle, sticky] with accuracy down to microns. With our global operations, we offer delivery, installation and training on-site, worldwide. LAP Laser measurement systems are designed to be robust [IP 54-65] yet easy to install & operate. When it comes to measurement for batteries, think LAP.
www.lap-laser.com
 
Linear Technology Corporation
Linear Technology Corporation has been designing, manufacturing and marketing high performance analog integrated circuits for three decades. The Company’s products have applications in automotive, industrial, communications, networking, computer, medical, instrumentation, consumer and military and aerospace systems. Linear’s broad line of automotive solutions includes battery stack monitors, LED drivers, surge stoppers, DC/DC controllers, switching regulators, high voltage power managers and battery chargers, linear regulators, µModuleÒ power products, digital power management devices, power monitors, temperature sensors, precision op amps, instrumentation amplifiers, data converters and Power over Ethernet (PoE) controllers. For more information, visit www.linear.com
 
LS Mtron, Ltd.
LS Ultracapacitor is promising energy storage device that positioned between conventional electrolytic capacitor and rechargeable battery. High power, high energy and long-term reliability feature of LS Ultracapacitor enables this component to use in various applications as backup power unit, auxiliary power unit, instantaneous power compensation, peak power compensation and energy storage as well.
www.lsmtron.com
 
Magna Steyr
Over 100 years of experience in vehicle production and a broad range of services make MAGNA STEYR the worldwide leading brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner for OEMs. Our extensive range of services covers four divisions:
  • Engineering Services: From systems and modules to complete vehicle development
  • Vehicle Contract Manufacturing:  Flexible solutions from niche to volume production
  • Fuel & Battery Systems: From conventional energy storage systems (made of steel, plastic and aluminum) to Battery Systems for renewable energies
  • Roof Systems: Entire range of roof systems including soft tops, retractable hard tops and modular tops.

Globally 10,500 employees support these services.  Based on this global network of 37 locations on three continents, we are always close to our customers. To us, partnership includes strengthening and fostering our customers’ market position by integrating unique ideas and new developments.
www.magnasteyr.com  


 
Mitsubishi Materials
Mitsubishi Materials is a diverse manufacturer of premium components for the battery supply chain. Our two exhibiting divisions Electronic Components and Hard Materials will be showcasing their premier products for battery manufacture: high-precision thermistors for battery temperature control and carbide fixed-lip slot dies for battery electrode coating. Since the 1970’s Mitsubishi has distinguished itself in product superiority and technical support, building a strong reputation in domestic and international markets. We maintain a vertically integrated manufacturing process to ensure quality and utilize a global support network to better serve our loyal customers. To learn about Mitsubishi Materials and its offerings, visit www.mmus.com

 
NETZSCH Instruments North America
When it comes to Thermal Analysis and the determination of thermophysical properties, the BU Analyzing & Testing of the NETZSCH group leaves no stone unturned. Our 50 years of applications experience, broad state-of-the-art product line and comprehensive service offerings ensure that our solutions will not only meet your every requirement but also exceed your every expectation.
Make your choice from among our diverse variety of instruments for Thermal Analysis. NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing has consistently invested its long-time experience into innovative new developments and advanced technologies conceived for state-of-the-art application tasks in materials research and development, quality assurance and process optimization.
www.netzsch-thermal-analysis.com

 
NETZSCH Premier Technologies, LLC.
NETZSCH specializes in machinery for grinding and dispersion of powders, especially for use in battery manufacturing; we have been an innovative technology leader in batch and continuous process equipment for wet and dry grinding and dispersion; lab size to complete custom engineered systems with capacities up to 65 tons per hour. Production of mixing and dispersion equipment: high speed dispersers, inline mixing, horizontal and vertical media mills, multi-shaft mixers, powder size reduction equipment (jet mills, classifier mills, universal mills), skid-mounted, turn-key processes, custom equipment and systems.
www.netzsch.com

 
PTI Inspection Systems
PTI Inspection Systems manufactures non-destructive testing technologies that provide a unique solution for assuring integrity and quality of high capacity automotive batteries. PTI’s Seal-Scan® Inspection Technology has proven to be a reliable and effective method to inspect high capacity battery packs non-destructively to verify seal and package integrity. Seal-Scan is a unique air-coupled ultrasound technology that inspects the bonding of package seal materials, detecting channel defects and weak seals. PTI’s VeriPac inspection systems deploys a high vacuum pressure decay technology to detect micro leaks, cracks and pinholes in battery cell walls.
PTI Inspection Systems is the leading manufacturer of non-destructive package inspection technologies for the pharmaceutical, medical device, food and container industries. We offer inspection systems for package integrity testing, seal integrity and leak testing. Our technologies exclude subjectivity from package testing, and use test methods that conform to ASTM standards. PTI Inspection systems provide repeatable, reliable results and can be incorporated into protocols at any point in the manufacturing process as they are non-destructive, non-invasive and require no sample preparation.
www.ptiusa.com

 
TIMCAL Graphite & Carbon
TIMCAL Graphite & Carbon is the world leader in high tech, high performance solutions based on high quality graphite and carbons. TIMCAL is committed to produce and market highly specialized, environmentally friendly carbon-based materials for a variety of industrial fields. One of these fields is the battery market (including mainly Alkaline batteries, Lithium-ion batteries, Zinc-carbon batteries, Fuel cells, Supercapacitors and Can Coating dispersions) where TIMCAL Ltd. is recognized as an innovative and a leading supplier of various carbon materials. TIMCAL Graphite & Carbon is a member of IMERYS, a world leader in adding value to minerals. For more information visit our web page: www.timcal.com