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The battery industry

The world is becoming more and more dependent on batteries, no matter if we talk about the devices we carry in our pockets, the electrification of the transportation sector, energy storage or electrification in general.

Lithium-ion batteries stand out (at the moment) as one of the most promising technologies in the sector, thanks to their energy density, cost competitiveness and cycle life.

The Li-ion battery value chain is not just about the so called gigafactories. Sure, the cell assembly factories are the final part of the chain that puts all the different components together. But before being assembled, all of these components need to be produced. And that production process is far from simple. Most of the components require carefully controlled environments with tight tolerances when it comes to temperature, humidity, particles, etc. This is true for the anode and cathode materials as well as for the separator film and other components.


Over the next few years, new projects across the battery value chain are expected to create between 3 and 4 million direct and indirect jobs in Europe.

“The devil is in the details”

The knowledge in the industry varies vastly. China, which today represents 80% of the battery cell manufacturing, will no longer be the hot-spot for the growth in the battery value chain – Europe will. In other words: there is a lot of experience in Asia, but less so in Europe.

Understanding your requirements – that’s our job

To create a reliable design of cleanrooms and dryrooms for the factories of tomorrow, it’s important to understand the different production steps. And it’s just as important to achieve the extreme conditions needed for the most critical areas as it is to not overshoot in the areas with lower demands. At AirSon, we have worked with high-profile names in the battery industry for years and you can rest assure that we have the competence to not only design the most reliable battery factory of tomorrow, but also that you will receive the most energy-efficient plant.


The future is electric

Electrification is the future, and will have a significant impact on the energy sector. As a result of sustainability trends, the industries of tomorrow will require an increasingly holistic design approach to achieve CO₂ and plant-efficiency goals. The facility’s technical and energy infrastructure needs will be increasingly complex and digitalized. Those with the ability to leverage this, will reap the benefits of lower energy consumption, more uptime and overall site performance.

Other battery technologies

While lithium-ion batteries currently attract attention as one of the sector’s most promising technologies, there are also other technologies on the horizon. AirSon is involved in several projects relating to other energy storage technologies and we are happy to help you with your specific process needs.

Injection moulding extrusion

Injection moulding and extrusion are high-volume manufacturing processes often used in the Hi-tech manufacturing industry. Injection moulding involves the production of products by injecting molten materials into a mould. The materials can be metals and glasses, but most commonly thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers. Injection moulding is used to produce a variety of products that are integrated or come in contact with advanced electronics or for packaging materials.


In microelectronics manufacturing there is zero room for errors. This goes for the production process as well as the utility systems. Even the smallest particle destroys your silicon wafer or damages your photolithography process. Most of the time, state-of-the-art systems are required to meet the very stringent demands. AirSon knows what is needed to reach the outstanding product quality that you are aiming for.


If you are a manufacturer of advanced mirrors, lenses, microscopes or lasers, you probably know all about the extremely high demands on the controlled environment that is needed for outstanding product quality and minimum scrap rates. At AirSon we know exactly what is required in terms of cleanroom facilities and supporting systems.

R&D facilities

R&D facilities vary a lot in terms of design as well as in demands. It is crucial to have the best speaking partner when deciding on the level of cleanliness required for your specific process. AirSon can be the speaking partner you need.


The defence industry is broad and wide, but what most segments have in common are high and tight demands and tolerances when it comes to the facilities where the products are manufactured. This goes for weapons, laser products, precision alignment, etc. Let us know what you need, and we will supply you with a solution that matches.


Almost all automotive manufacturers have a plan to phase out the internal combustion engine (ICE). No matter which new technology is selected, there are higher demands on the indoor production climate than before. There is also a lot of other parts used in the industry that need to be produced in controlled environments. At AirSon we have a lot of experience in helping our customers establish a user requirement specification (URS), as well as carrying out the subsequent design work.

The Air Lab

We carry out investigations and tests to help you develop tailormade applications for solutions to fit your process and company’s needs.