On Wednesday June 27, 2019 we published an article (ref) on a Kyocera/24M manufacturing process. That process sounded very similar to the Maxwell/Tesla manufacturing process using a solvent-free electrode manufacturing process and thick electrodes:
From the Kyocera/24M article:
The use of thick electrodes significantly reduces inactive materials content – copper, aluminum and separator – yielding substantial cost savings.
Moreover, using electrolyte as the processing solvent results in the elimination of numerous capital- and energy-intensive steps like drying, solvent recovery, calendaring and electrolyte filling. The elimination of these steps, and the reduction in plant footprint associated with the steps, yields a capital reduction of up to 50%.