SGL Carbon (www.sglcarbon.com) is a technology-based company and world leader in the development and production of carbon-based solutions. Its high-quality materials and products made from specialty graphite, and composites are used in industrial sectors that determine the future: automotive, aerospace, solar and wind energy, semiconductor and LEDs as well as in the production of lithium-ion batteries and other energy storage systems. In addition, SGL Carbon develops solutions for chemical and industrial applications. As of 31 December 2017, the company had approximately 4,200 employees in 34 locations in Europe, North America, and Asia.
In the field of electrochemical power sources, SGL is manufacturing fibre-based materials (carbon paper, cloths, carbon felts) and electrode material powders (artificial graphite for Lithium ion batteries, e.g.) as well as graphite-polymer compounds for bipolar plates and graphite foils. SGL’s Central Innovation department (CI) is based at the site in Meitingen, Germany.
Dr Ruediger Schweiss (Project Manager Energy Systems), Leader of WP1