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LG Chem secures global patent for SRS technology

January 22, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

LG Chem (Seoul), Korea’s largest chemical company, says that it has secured patent rights from Europe and Japan on its proprietary safety-reinforced separator (SRS) technology. The SRS technology, developed by LG Chem, makes the semipermeable membrane mechanically and thermally superior compared with other separators and increases the safety of lithium-ion batteries built for electric cars, LG Chem says. The technology was approved in South Korea in 2007, United States in 2010, and China in 2012, countries that are known to be primary markets for...

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