RELEASE: Celgard signs agreement with Morrow for the production of LNMO battery cells

- Celgard Signs Exclusive Joint Development Agreement for High Voltage Battery Separator Technology with Morrow for LNMO Battery Cell Production at European Gigafactory.

RELEASE: Celgard signs agreement with Morrow for the production of LNMO battery cells

- Celgard Signs Exclusive Joint Development Agreement for High Voltage Battery Separator Technology with Morrow for LNMO Battery Cell Production at European Gigafactory

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Celgard, LLC (Celgard), a subsidiary of Polypore International, LP, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a multi-year joint development agreement with Morrow Batteries AS (Morrow ). Celgard will work with Morrow to develop, test and commercialize next-generation dry process battery separators for use in Morrow's high-voltage battery cells with lithium nickel manganese oxide (LNMO) cathode material for vehicle applications electric vehicles (EV) and energy storage systems (ESS).

While separator development activities are already underway between the two companies, commercial production will start at Morrow's battery gigafactory at the Eyde Power Park in Arendal, Norway, in 2024. Under the terms of the agreement, Morrow will exclusively use Celgard's proprietary dry-process membrane separators, developed under the agreement, in the high-voltage batteries produced at its gigafactory. Morrow has committed to undisclosed annual purchase volumes.

"For over half a century Celgard has been at the forefront of membrane technology, we are excited to join forces with them to commercialize separators for Morrow's next generation high voltage batteries.

The partnership with Celgard provides a framework to accelerate the development of our LNMO-based products and is a major step towards Morrow's goal of being a global cost and sustainability leader," said Rahul Fotedar, Morrow's CTO.

Additionally, Lie Shi, Global Head of Separator Business Development for Asahi Kasei and Executive Vice President of Polypore, added: "We are delighted to partner with Morrow to develop and showcase the next generation Celgard® membrane separators for the cells of high-voltage batteries manufactured at its Battery Gigafactory and we look forward to further advancing electric vehicle technology with Morrow in Europe."

About Celgard and Polypore

Celgard specializes in solvent-free, coated and uncoated, microporous membranes used as separators that are an important 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 www.celgard.com and www.polypore.com.

Acerca de Morrow Batteries AS

Morrow Batteries AS (Morrow) provides cost-effective and sustainable batteries to build resilient, decarbonized energy systems around the world and enable electric driving for all. Its next-generation LNMO (cathode material) batteries will replace cobalt, reduce nickel and lithium, and maximize the use of abundant, clean manganese. Founded in 2020 and headquartered in Arendal, the industrial company now has more than 100 battery specialists in four offices internationally. Learn more at morrowbatteries.com and @MorrowBatteries on LinkedIn.

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