Volume 95 Issue 28 | pp. 20-21
Issue Date: July 10, 2017

Electric cars fuel separator market growth

Demand for key battery component is booming, but the business remains a difficult one
Department: Business
Keywords: Electronic materials, batteries, separators, lithium-ion, Asahi, Entek, BASF

As sales of electric vehicles rise worldwide, production of lithium-ion batteries is surging. In January, Tesla and Panasonic opened a giant lithium-ion battery plant, called the Gigafactory, in the Nevada desert near Reno. When completed in 2018, the Gigafactory will produce as many lithium-ion batteries as were made in the entire world in 2013, the partners say.

Meanwhile, in China, the country that boasts of having the largest . . .

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