30 August 2023 08:00
Great commercial interest for Cell Impact Forming in Japan
Since a number of years, Cell Impact have had a substantial activity in relation to the Japanese fuel cell market. This activity has been focused on developing a position for potential future flow plate production in Japan. In February 2023, a Cell Impact FormingTM demonstration line was installed in Japan in collaboration with F.C.C. Japan.
During the test period, upwards 20 Japanese fuel cell and electrolyzer manufacturers visited the Cell Impact Forming demonstration line.
“The interest generated has been great and has resulted in strengthened existing customer relations and several new prospects. The demonstration phase has now ended, and potential business opportunities will be evaluated toward a next step,” said Shigeru Nakagawa, Managing Director, Cell Impact Japan.
Scalable production technology with green aspects
After the containers containing the forming unit had arrived on the demonstration site, it took only 12 days to start the forming of flow plates. With innovative Cell Impact Forming, it takes a fraction of the time to start production compared to conventional technology.
Building a Cell Impact Forming line takes half the lead time. The short lead time makes it possible to quickly add manufacturing capacity which enables the fuel cell builders to respond to demand. Cell Impact Forming has a small floor print and low height. Plates are formed without using oil or other lubrication, and no post water cleaning. In addition, a very low energy consumption is one of the factors resulting in a cost-effective production. Low investment and operating costs make the savings with Cell Impact Forming substantial compared to conventional technology.
Extreme precision, low life cycle cost
A unique aspect of Cell Impact Forming is that the flow plates are shaped in one single stroke with very high precision, which is a key factor in achieving high quality which in turn contributes to the high performance of the flow plate. The precision in the forming process contributes to a long tool life and low costs. An earlier customer sponsored long-term test showed that the expected tool life is at least 2 million strokes, which is perhaps four times as long as competing technologies. The high precision makes Cell Impact Forming suitable for forming pre-coated material and it contributes to achieving a quality that potentially can reduce the cost of post-coating.
“We are happy to have been able to carry out this demonstration activity together with F.C.C. in Japan and that the visitors were impressed by the performance, green aspects, and scalability of Cell Impact Forming. Cell Impact Forming enables fuel cell and electrolysis manufacturers to scale up their production in a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly way, which ultimately will contribute to diminishing carbon emissions. And all of this is possible to achieve now,” concluded Pär Teike, CEO of Cell Impact.
For more information, please contact:
» Pär Teike
CEO and IR contact, Cell Impact AB
+46 73-024 06 84 or email@example.com
About Cell Impact
Cell Impact AB (publ) is a global supplier of advanced flow plates to fuel cell and electrolyzer manufacturers. The company has developed and patented a unique method for high velocity forming, Cell Impact Forming™ which is significantly more scalable and cost-efficient compared to conventional forming methods. Cell Impact Forming is an environmentally friendly forming technology that consumes no water and very little electrical power.
The Cell Impact share is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market and FNCA Sweden AB is the company’s Certified Advisor (CA). Contact info: +46 8-528 00 399 or info@fnca.