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Showa Denko expands capacity for LIB packaging laminates

7:49 AM MDT | July 8, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Showa Denko says that its packaging subsidiary has completed expanding its production capacity for aluminum laminated films used for packaging lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) at its plant at Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The expanded lines have kicked off mass production. The packaging  subsidiary offers its aluminum laminated film—a composite material of resin film and aluminum foil—for packaging LIBs. Compared with metallic LIBs, aluminum-laminated-film-based pouch-type LIBs are more flexible in molding, lighter weight, and dissipate heat...

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