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New Tencel ePower sustainable solution

Tencel ePower, is Lenzing’s innovative sustainable solution for EDLC applications, and the Austrian company expects it to revolutionise the double-layer capacitor industry. The latest innovative Tencel solutions in the fields of energy storage, power and substrate density will be showcased at the fourth European Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) held in Strasbourg from 24-28 June 2013. Wolfgang Plasser, vice president and general manager Business Unit Nonwoven Fibres, said: “Lenzing is proud to announce a further innovative Tencel development. The technical segment is particularly important to us. Our innovation focus is on future-oriented technologies, and we are continually striving to expand our product portfolio in this direction.”

19th June 2013

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Lenzing

Construction, Transport/​Aerospace, Industrial

Tencel ePower, is Lenzing’s  innovative sustainable solution for EDLC applications, and the Austrian company expects it  to revolutionise the double-layer capacitor industry.

The  latest innovative Tencel solutions in the fields of energy storage, power and substrate density will be showcased at the fourth European Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) held in Strasbourg from 24-28 June 2013.

Wolfgang Plasser, vice president and general manager Business Unit Nonwoven Fibres, said: “Lenzing is proud to announce a further innovative Tencel development. The technical segment is particularly important to us. Our innovation focus is on future-oriented technologies, and we are continually striving to expand our product portfolio in this direction.”

The event will examine the advanced battery market with a focus on the activities and needs of European automakers.

Botanic fibre Tencel

As Lenzing fibres are made from wood, they are naturally absorbent and pure. Lenzing says these properties make them ideally suited for numerous nonwoven applications including technical end-uses.

During its appearance in Strasbourg, Lenzing will focus on the botanic fibre Tencel enhancing the performance of electrical separators in advanced electrical applications. Most high-capacity energy storage devices contain separators with the main purpose of optimising ion transport.

Refined Tencel supports this task. The micro-fibrillar structure prevents short circuits and failures whilst improving capacity and performance in advanced technical applications.

Tencel ePower

Lenzing will also present the latest Tencel ePower, a sustainable solution targeted at the new energy market for use in electrodes in high performance capacitors.

The technology behind this is based on a combination of Tencel fibres from Lenzing and the proprietary technology of Nanocarbons LLC, Fort Lauderdale.

A new pilot line for activated carbon for electric double-layer capacitors (EDLC) derived from high purity Tencel has been built and is sampling for pre-market development. Exceptionally high capacitance values are obtained from a unique tailored structure based upon Tencel. The superior purity of Tencel ePower is the basis for enhanced stability and operating life of EDLC cells.

“With the name Tencel ePower we aim to capture both the electric and ecologic components of this latest innovation,” commented Chris Potter, sales director Nonwoven Fibres Technical Applications.

“After extensive development our new pilot line for activated carbon is operational. We believe that Tencel ePower will accelerate the development of high performance capacitors increasingly used in electric and hybrid vehicles which are key to the successful transport systems of tomorrow.”

www.lenzing.com

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