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Sumitomo expands Li-ion battery separator capacity in Japan

11:27 AM MDT | April 25, 2014

Sumitomo Chemical says that it will expand production capacity for lithium-ion (Li-ion) secondary battery separators at its Ohe production complex at Niihama, Japan. Sumitomo’s Li-ion secondary battery separators are marketed under the Perviotm brand name. The expansion will be carried out in phases, and total capacity will increase to about 2.3 times current capacity by the spring of 2015, Sumitomo says. Battery separators are important components in Li-ion secondary battery cells. Perviotm, which is comprised of a heat-resistant layer composed of aramid fiber...

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