CAP-XX: Super-capacitor Technology Product Development & Manufacturing
Invetech was approached to develop a range of product formats for super-capacitor technology and develop the custom automation system to manufacture this 'first of type' product in high-volume.
- Commercialization of new global electronics technology
- AusIndustry Award for Excellence in Innovation & Commercialisation of R&D (Highly Commended)
- Frost & Sullivan 2008 Asia Pacific Industrial
- Technologies Award for Technology Innovation of the Year
- Frost & Sullivan 2006 Technology Innovation of the Year Award for Nanotech-Enabled Energy Devices Technology
CAP-XX was a start-up company with new super-capacitor technology, and significant potential in an emerging global market.
We worked closely with the CAP-XX scientific team to develop a range of product designs for their target markets.
Product design and chemistry development moved forward hand-in-hand. Innovative use of barrier films provided the moisture and oxygen barrier required, and now-patented techniques for interconnection of cells were developed.
Our role included:
- Application of packaging materials to meet the barrier properties, cost of goods and dimensional targets
- development of an innovative, patented design for a family of high quality electronic products
- identify a product design that minimized cost, and was suitable for high-volume manufacture
- establish an automated production process from manual laboratory status
- construct pilot manufacturing equipment for product and process development and market trials
- devise a manufacturing investment strategy for cost effective, low risk, scale-up from initial R&D through to high-volume manufacturing across multiple sites
- develop high-volume manufacturing equipment delivering the quality and cost targets required for commercial success
- support cultural change from R&D into manufacturing
- support expansion to offshore contract manufacture
- assignment of project IP to client
In its initial 4 years of production, CAP-XX shipped 1.5 million super-capacitors to customers worldwide and saw turnover rise from US.03 million in 2004 to US.1 million in 2006.
The company is now listed on the UK stock exchange.