Streamlined and efficient processing for research, development, formulation, and production.
FlackTek™’s non-invasive bladeless technology ensures consistent blends, accelerates innovation, and easily processes thermal and conductively insulative coatings and conformal coatings, slurries, and pastes.
Quickly and easily produce slurry at large production scale for your roll-to-roll manufacturing process.
Common Challenges and Solutions
The Challenge: Product developers continually have trouble creating small scale samples for R&D that meet the quality and consistency for testing and QC.
The Solution: FlackTek™ allows repeatable small scale mixing for development/testing. From mixing fractions of grams and up, the FlackTek™ makes small scale sample prep uniform and simple. Engineers and chemists are able to utilize the SpeedMixer to quickly create, iterate, and test production-quality formulations prior to moving into larger-scale testing and pilot production.
The Challenge: Slurry preparation, and solvating binder solutions can be a time-consuming and painstaking process.
The Solution: FlackTek eliminates agglomerates when dispersing common materials such as carbon black, graphite, carbon nanotubes, lithium, cobalt, manganese and oxide materials with binders. A vacuum equipped FlackTek™ increases consistency in rheological testing and electrical dispersion by decreasing interference of electrical conductivity via entrained air.
Our proccess also aids in the solvation of CMC, PVDF, SBR, and other binders real-time with the rest of the formulation, eliminating the time needed to prepare difficult binders before incorporating them into a slurry solution. FlackTek™ can significantly reduce the time it takes to solvate, and increase efficiency in production throughput.
The Challenge: Dispersing powders and ingredients without inconsistencies or air bubbles. Improperly mixed potting materials and conformal coatings will decrease end application performance. Powder dispersions can be difficult to homogenize due to varying concentrations and material densities. Once these powders are dispersed into slurries or pastes, settling of fillers over time can create significant issues.
The Solution: The FlackTek™ is able to mix dry materials extremely efficiently prior to or simultaneously dispersing into carrier fluids. Full control of mixing power allows for even dispersion of powders, notably when dealing with differences in material density. We help you quickly and repeatedly re-suspend particles that have settled out of solution. Materials stored in appropriate mixing vessels can be used, stored, and FlackTek'ed to re-suspend any settled fillers when needed.
We help you process these materials, and more…
Anode/Cathode materials like:
Lithium Titanate (Li4Ti5O12)
NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) Cathode
Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4):
Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4)
Polyethylene Oxide (PEO)
Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC)
Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA)
Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)
Other Additives like:
Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs)
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I mix dry active material or powders in the FlackTek™?
Yes, our machines are perfect for homogenizing powders with other powders, or into liquids and other materials. Our experts are able to provide processes that are tailored to your unique materials and applications.
Do I need to use media to disperse active materials into slurries?
No, media is not required. Our machines provide enough power to perfectly and repeatedly disperse and deagglomerate common slurry materials. This powerful advantage that the FlackTek™ brings, paired with our expert advice means that you can perfectly mix sans media.
Can the FlackTek™ mix CMC or PVF and other hydrating or solvating binder materials?
YES! FlackTek™ has a unique combination of power and versatility, and we provide the mixing solutions and processes to help you conquer the most challenging materials.