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Contour Energy Systems Launches Next-Generation Coin Cell Product Line

January 03, 2011 by Jeff Shepard

Contour Energy Systems Inc. an innovative portable power company commercializing next-generation battery systems, announced the launch of its next-generation coin cell product family with the introduction of the four top selling lithium coin cell sizes (2032, 2025, 2016 & 2450) featuring the company’s patented Fluorinetic™ technology. Contour’s new lithium coin cells, which the company says deliver significantly longer battery life and superior gravimetric and volumetric energy density compared to legacy primary lithium and rechargeable lithium ion batteries, are targeting a wide range of existing and emerging portable electronics and drug delivery systems.

"Packing more power into coin cells involves ’tuning’ the cathode to optimize power density for specific applications," said Joe Carcone, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Contour Energy Systems. "Our Fluorinetic technology stands alone in this capability. By altering how fluorine is introduced into the carbon structure at the molecular level during the manufacturing process, the fundamental properties of our coin cells can be changed in ways that favor higher power densities to better match a particular application."

Contour’s new coin cell products will be available for a broad range of applications, including: hand held portable consumer electronics devices such as translators , in-home health care equipment including glucose monitoring systems, drug dispensing systems and bone growth stimulators, LED lighting systems and flashlights, calculators, keyless entry systems, small battery packs, cameras and light meters, construction laser levels, toys, and more

As new versions of these diverse applications come to market with added features and capabilities that demand greater power densities, the need for next-generation coin cells capable of delivering new performance levels is escalating. Extended run time, improved discharge rates and longer shelf life are increasingly important considerations to consumers. Contour’s Fluorinetic technology is delivering on each of these next-generation battery requirements.

Contour’s new coin cell product line features three primary advantages: greater runtime, better discharge rates and longer shelf life compared to current lithium products. Contour’s patented Fluorinetic technology leverages breakthrough lithium/carbon fluoride advancements to achieve these high energy and power densities. In addition, the advanced lithium/carbon-fluoride batteries overcome operational problems exhibited by some other lithium batteries, such as passivation, which has a significant voltage drop upon starting up a device.

Contour states that its advanced coin cells currently exceed all others tested in both power density and maximum safe current draw. This makes the Contour coin cell line particularly well suited for applications that require high sustained or pulse currents and greater durability.

Contour’s new coin cell line-up will be commercially available in Q2 2011.