AllCell Technologies designs and manufactures lithium-ion battery packs for portable, stationary, and transportation applications. Our patented thermal management technology allows production of compact, lightweight, and long-lasting batteries. AllCell’s thermal management technology is based on the use of phase change materials (PCM) to surround each lithium-ion cell, absorbing and conducting heat away to dramatically extend the life of the cells and prevent fire or damage to the battery. AllCell’s products avoid the need for expensive, complicated, and inefficient active thermal management systems, replacing pumps, motors, and hoses with an elegant passive system that requires no energy to operate and has no moving parts.
AllCell produces several lines of standard batteries and also collaborates with our customers to design, test, and manufacture high-quality custom batteries for a wide variety of applications. Funded in part by a generous grant from the State of Illinois, AllCell recently completed an expansion of our production facility in Chicago that allows us to economically produce batteries in both large and small lot sizes.
The thermal management technology that lies at the heart of all of our batteries was originally developed by a team of engineers at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Our technology was initially developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Future Force Warrior Program, which was in need of small, lightweight batteries that could withstand high discharge rates in extremely hot weather. As a result of that work, AllCell’s two founders (Said Al-Hallaj and J. Robert Selman) secured U.S. and international patents that cover the use of any type of phase change material for thermal management within electrochemical batteries or fuel cells. A list of peer-reviewed academic journal articles on the use of phase change materials for thermal management is available on our publications page.