To meet rising demand for lithium-ion batteries in electric cars, laptops and other devices, Mitsubishi Plastics Inc. is opening a second facility in Japan making polyolefin-based films for lithium-ion batteries.
The new plant, in Nagahama, will more than double the company's capacity for its Sepalent brand film to a total of 27 million square meters a year when it starts commercial production next year.
"This production expansion was planned to meet the rising battery demand, with almost 2.5 billion yen ($32 million) having been invested in the project," the company said. . .View Full Article