Our company has joined Japan's Mitsubishi push into high-end market of microwave drying of battery materials

On March 16, 2010, companied with Mr. Tang Shunguo, the president of Hunan Reshine New Material Co., Ltd., and Mr. Yashiki Yuichi from Japan's Mitsubishi, our president, Mr. Zhang Xiaodong signed on the Tripartite Co-operation Agreement between Japan's Mitsubishi, Reshine New Material and SYNOTHERM, marking our company has joined Japan's Mitsubishi push into high-end market of microwave drying of battery materials, and officially entered the implementation phase.

In November 2009, Hunan Reshine New Material Co., Ltd. Nantong Branch ready to launch high-end production line of three elements battery material, its overall design was undertaken by Japan's Mitsubishi. Before that, Reshine New Material adopted vacuum rotary kiln drying for three elements material. The main problems were metal pollution, uneven drying, lengthy drying time, high energy consumption, and other disadvantages, for which Reshine specially made request to Mitsubishi Corporation to address these problems. Mitsubishi Corporation has suggested various ways of solution, but has not been approved by Reshine New Material. After know about our company is the global largest and world-class provider of microwave heating solutions, and systems integration supplier of microwave technology and equipment of new materials, under support of President Tang from Reshine, the Japanese experts from Mitsubishi and Reshine were specifically visiting to our company for technical communication of microwave drying.

Microwave heating as a new heating method, requires no fuel and no boiler, non-polluting, low energy consumption, evenly and volumetrically heats up materials. The drying rate is extremely fast, particularly for chemical products with water content less than 35%, up to hundred times faster than conventional methods. Instead of heat transfer, microwaves coupled directly with the molecules and converted into heat, the energy conversion allows materials to be heated at the same time from inside out, thus heating is very fast. At the same time, for any materials regardless of shape, due to volumetric heating, temperature gradient between internal and external of material is small, does not occur surface charring as produced by conventional heating, thus the drying quality is greatly improved. Therefore, compared to conventional heating, microwave heating has the following advantages: (1) remarkable high efficiency, low energy consumption, (2) uniform heating, (3) rapid drying, (4) no thermal inertia, (5) safety and environmental protection, (6) simple operation and easy to control.

Due to these features in microwave drying, the Japanese experts conducted pilot trial for the materials using our company's microwave drying equipment, the drying process time shortened to 2 hours compared to 15 hours in conventional method. The drying effect was very significant (dried to 1% or less, the material dryness was very uniform), fully meet and exceed the expected results as required by experts. The Japanese expert of Reshine New Material, Mr. Ikeda Kazutaka surprisely said, "SYNOTHERM's non-contact microwave drying technology helps us who engaged in technical works to solve our company's technical problems that we still not yet solved for years. I am greatly encouraged by the application of microwave heating technology in battery materials, and then we will cooperate with your esteemed company on microwave high-temperature synthesis of battery materials." Mr. Wada from Japan's Mitsubishi through the translator and body language, thumbs-up to our company's vice president, Dr. Peng Hu, and said, "Your company's microwave drying not only solve the problems of Reshine, our our high-end customer, but also provide a new direction of thinking for our future entire line design. We are fully confident together with SYNOTHERM to jointly developing the high-end market in Japan, Europe and America."

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