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Toray, TonenGeneral Sekiyu Form Battery Separator JV

3:16 AM MST | February 1, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

Toray Industries and TonenGeneral Sekiyu (Tokyo), part of the ExxonMobil Japan group, say that the required regulatory approvals have been obtained and all agreements have been executed for their previously announced 50:50 battery separator film joint venture. The jv, dubbed Toray Tonen Specialty Separator Godo Kaisha (Nasushiobara, Japan), began operation today. The jv will combine ExxonMobil’s and TonenGeneral Sekiyu’s lithium ion battery separator film business and technology and Toray’s plastic film processing capabilities and polymer...

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