Entegris Inc. (Chaska, MN) announced the opening of the Entegris Composite Bipolar Plate Manufacturing Center in Chaska. The new facility will manufacture compression-molded bipolar and monopolar plates for fuel cell applications. Entegris' fuel cell components and services are designed to provide fuel cell system developers with control contamination, improve reliability and lower costs.
The new facility is an integrated operation consisting of compression molding; automated material handling; and secondary operation, inspection, testing and verification. The primary piece of equipment in the new plant is a state-of-the art bipolar plate press, which produces bipolar plate blanks and bipolar plates with flowfields. The bipolar plates are available up to 12in x 20in (300mm x 500mm) in size and a thickness less than 0.10in (2.4mm). The plates can be utilized for all portable, stationary and transportation fuel cell stack needs.