06 September 2012 06:19 [Source: ICIS news]
Lithium-ion battery separators are microporous polyolefin sheets placed between a battery’s anode and cathode that acts as “fuse” in case of overheating, Asahi Kasei E-materials said in a statement.
“While market growth continues in mainstream LIB [lithium-ion battery] applications for portable devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs [personal computers], significant additional growth is forecasted in electric vehicle applications,” the company said.
The new slitting unit is located at Asahi Kasei Electronics Materials (
Financial details of the new facility was not disclosed.
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