We are pleased to announce that 3DOM (ASIA) CO., LTD. was established in Bangkok, Thailand, in June 2018, as a hub to supply 3DOM’s innovative batteries to EV manufacturers, etc. in Asian countries. In April 2018, the certification of the Board of Investment in Thailand was granted, and the new company will be fully operational from October 2018.
In April 2018, LAVLE Holdings, Inc. was established to take on the business of electrification of vessels and oil & gas markets in North America, and opened the business location in Anacortes, Washington, U.S.A. Please refer to the home page of LAVLE Holdings, Inc. for details.
LAVLE Holdings, Inc.
At the 9th International Secondary Battery Exhibition in its Specialized Technology Seminar (BJ-1) “Recent Trend in the Growingly Promising Next Generation Battery — Forefront of Lithium Secondary Batteries —”, held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 3DOM’s CTO gave a presentation on the “Trend of Researches on Lithium Metal Secondary Batteries”.
3DOM is introduced to the Kawasaki International Environmental Technology Exhibition as a promising entrepreneurial venture company with high levels of technology in the growth areas of businesses such as energy industry in Kanagawa Prefecture. 3DOM exhibited pertinent panels within the booth of “Sagamihara Industry Incubation Center” (Kanagawa Prefecture).
Naoto Okura is elected as Director of 3DOM as of January 1, 2018.
Office will be closed from Friday, December 29, 2017 through Wednesday, January 3, 2018 for the year-end and new year holiday. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience it may cause.
3DOM concluded a Development Consignment Fundamental Agreement for the “Designing and Development of Lithium Ion Batteries and Lithium Metal Batteries” with ABRI Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Furukawa Battery and is a Tokyo Metropolitan University originated entrepreneurial venture company.
Insulator (Separator) for Batteries to be Installed on EVs
Reduces Ignition Risk
3DOM Inc. Will Start Volume Production
3DOM Inc., a Tokyo Metropolitan University originated entrepreneurial venture company (Yokohama City, President: Shusuke Oguro), will start volume production of separators (insurators) to be used in lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles from the middle of 2018.
The structure of minute pores in the separator reduces the risk of ignition. The life cycle of battery will be extended by a few times (against conventional batteries) and the energy density is enhanced by a few tens of percentage points.
The separator has been developed together by 3DOM and ABRI Co., Ltd. (Hachioji City, President: Dr. Hidetoshi Abe), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Furukawa Battery and is a Tokyo Metropolitan University originated entrepreneurial venture company. The targeted production volume by 2020 is 50 million square meters annually.
Through repeated charging and discharging, lithium in the lithium ion battery precipitates dendrites (tree-shaped crystal) that may touch the cathode (positive electrode), thereby increasing the possibility of shirt circuiting.
The separator developed by the two companies has about twice as many minute pores that are invisible to bare eyes than any conventional separator, and has a unique structure of orderly aligned pores.
As the movement of lithium ions between cathode and anode becomes more active, the precipitation of dendrites is suppressed, thereby reducing the possibility of short circuits.
A representative of 3DOM gave a presentation on the “Development of 3DOM Separator and Suppression of Short Circuit by Lithium Dendrite Precipitation” at a lecture meeting on “Higher Heat Resistance of Separator for Lithium Ion Battery and Countermeasures for Dendrite Precipitation” on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
It is with heartfelt regret to inform you that Mr. Hidekazu Suzaki, former Statutory Auditor of 3DOM passed away on July 22, 2017.
As of August 16, 2017, a new Statutory Auditor, Mr. Yuzuru Masumoto, was elected as the replacement.