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Sakuu and SK On enter EV battery manufacturing partnership

Central to the agreement is the industrialization of the dry process Kavian platform

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Sakuu, a leading provider of commercial-scale equipment and technologies to the battery manufacturing industry, has entered a joint development agreement (JDA) with global manufacturer SK On, one of the world’s leading suppliers of EV batteries. The partnership marks a significant milestone in the continuous efforts of Sakuu and SK On to advance next-generation battery manufacturing innovation by addressing current industry challenges while enabling next-generation solutions. Central to the agreement is the industrialization of the dry process Kavian platform.

“We are pleased to announce this strategic partnership with Sakuu,” said Dr. Rhee Jang-weon, Chief Technology Officer of SK On. “We look forward to working closely with Sakuu to accelerate innovations in the manufacturing processes for EV battery electrodes.”

Sakuu and SK On enter EV battery manufacturing partnership. Central to the agreement is the industrialization of the Kavian platform.
Sakuu’s solid-state batteries.

Sakuu’s breakthroughs in dry-process manufacturing and the printing of electrodes eliminate the use of solvents and enable new processes in battery manufacturing that will enable cost-effective, higher-performance, environmentally friendly batteries.

“Together, SK On and Sakuu are ushering in a new era in battery manufacturing technology, advancing safety, sustainability, and innovation in battery technology,” said Robert Bagheri, Founder and CEO of Sakuu. “With Sakuu’s pioneering technology and SK On’s best-in-class EV battery manufacturing expertise, we’re addressing the core issues facing battery makers today.”

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