- Celgard takes another step in energy storage growth by forming a strategic alliance with Lithion Battery for next-generation battery cells
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Celgard, LLC (Celgard), a subsidiary of Polypore International, LP (Polypore), is pleased to announce a newly formed strategic alliance with Lithion Battery, Inc. (Lithion) , whereby the two companies will undertake the joint development of battery separators for the next generation of lithium-ion cells with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode material. Through this collaborative effort, companies will meet the increasing demand to deliver constant power to those who need it with energy storage systems (ESS) for uses such as microgrid power applications. The cells could also be deployed in the medical tool, military and industrial markets, where Celgard has provided separation solutions for decades.
Through the agreement, Celgard will provide 100% of the long-term supply of lithium-ion battery separators to Lithion for use in its factories in Henderson, Nevada, as well as its future 7 GWh Gigafactory to be commissioned. by 2026, mainly for ESS applications. Celgard will have the first opportunity to supply Lithion with next-generation battery separator solutions for all new battery developments.
Stefan Reinartz, Celgard's vice president of lithium-ion electric vehicle (EDV) and energy storage systems (ESS) business, commented, "We look forward to further advancing Celgard® dry process battery separator technology together with Lithion with the ultimate goal of providing safe and reliable solutions for ESS".
Celgard's parent company, Asahi Kasei, can also support Lithion's cell manufacturing requirements and will explore opportunities to leverage its diversified international manufacturing base to support LFP's global supply chain needs for plastics and thermal retardant materials.
About Celgard and Polypore
Celgard specializes in dry-process, solvent-free, coated and uncoated microporous membranes used as separators that are a primary component of lithium-ion batteries. Celgard's battery separator technology is important to the performance of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, energy storage systems and other applications.
Celgard, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Polypore International, LP, an Asahi Kasei company.
Polypore is a global company with facilities in nine countries specializing in microporous membranes used in electric and non-electric vehicles, energy storage systems and specialty applications. Visit the websites www.celgard.com and www.polypore.com.
Near de Lithion Battery
Lithion is a vertically integrated manufacturer of primary and secondary battery cells, rechargeable and non-rechargeable battery packs, and battery modules.
They have two 80,000 square foot facilities, one of which functions as a fully automated production line dedicated to the assembly of cell and battery packs, located in Henderson, Nevada.
Lithion works closely with OEMs and end users to provide custom power solutions for critical applications where reliability is paramount. They offer a full range of in-house engineering, design and test capabilities, providing comprehensive power and energy solutions. Visit www.lithionbattery.com.
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