Asahi Kasei starts lithium-ion battery separators slitting facility in China

Asahi Kasei starts lithium-ion battery separators slitting facility in China

9:13 AM, 6th September 2012
Asahi Kasei starts lithium-ion battery separators slitting facility in China

TOKYO, JAPAN: Asahi Kasei E-materials has started commercial operation of a new slitting facility for Hipore lithium-ion battery (LIB) separator at its subsidiary Asahi Kasei Electronics Materials (Suzhou) Co Ltd in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. Hipore operations are being reinforced and expanded as a global leading business under the Asahi Kasei Group’s medium-term strategic management initiative ‘For Tomorrow 2015.’

Major Hipore manufacturing plants are located in Moriyama, Shiga, Japan, and Hyuga, Miyazaki, Japan, with capacity at the latter currently being expanded by 50 million metre square per year for start-up in spring 2013. Asahi Kasei E-materials has also has a Hipore slitting facility in Korea to process master rolls from Japan, ensuring more stable and swift supply to Korean LIB manufacturers.

The new slitting facility not only provides Asahi Kasei E-materials with an enhanced capability to meet rapidly growing demand for Hipore in China, but also forms a major pillar of the Hipore supply infrastructure covering the three main LIB manufacturing countries of Japan, Korea, and China. As the world’s leading supplier of LIB separator, Asahi Kasei E-materials will continue to expand capacity in line with demand growth while advancing the global expansion of Hipore operations to meet emerging customer needs.

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