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Mitsui Chemicals and Formosa Plastics to form electrolyte solution jv in China

6:32 AM MST | December 27, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Mitsui Chemicals says it today entered into an agreement with Formosa Plastics (Taipei, Taiwan) to form a joint venture company in China to manufacture and distribute electrolyte solution, one of the main components of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. The 50-50 jv company will be established in March 2013 at Formosa Plastics’ manufacturing complex at Ningbo. The jv facility will, in the first phase, produce 5,000 m.t./year of electrolyte solution; commercial production is expected to begin in May 2014. The total investment in the project will be about...

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