Asahi Kasei Boosts Battery Separators | March 28, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 13 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 13 | p. 23 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 28, 2011

Asahi Kasei Boosts Battery Separators

Department: Business
Keywords: lithium-ion, electric cars

Asahi Kasei will spend about $75 million to expand its capacity for lithium-ion battery separators. The move is driven by expanding global demand for hybrid-electric and fully electric cars, the company says. Asahi says it will build a new facility in Miyazaki, Japan, by 2012 to complement plants elsewhere in the country. The project will boost Asahi’s total capacity for the separators by 25% to 250 million m2 annually.

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