Sometimes, polymer layers develop microvoids that can cause leakage. The underlying mechanism resembles crazing and is a mystery to the industry. Now, the phenomenon is under investigation in the project STIP (2020-2023) led by the company Enodo AS, a spinoff from SFI CASA.
Post-doctor and polymer expert Sindre Nordmark Olufsen leaves Casa to take up a new position in Freyr Battery Norway. «The years in SFI CASA have been fantastic», he says.
Think Iceland. Think pressure cooker 5 000 metres below the geysers. Think 500 centigrade at 300 bar. Now, that IS hot stuff.