Japan's Sumitomo Chemical to build S Korea high-purity alumina plant

06 December 2012 10:38  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japanese chemical producer Sumitomo Chemical plans to build a new 1,600 tonne/year high-purity alumina plant in Iksan, South Korea, due to an increase in demand for lithium ion secondary batteries, the company said.

The plant is expected to start commercial production in April 2013, the company said.

High-purity alumina is increasingly used as lithium ion separator coatings for electric and hybrid cars, according to Sumitomo Chemical.

($1 = €0.76)

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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