China: Lithium-Ion Batteries Arkema Starts Up New Fluoropolymer Capacity in China

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Arkema has started up its new capacity i.e. 50 % for Kynar fluoropolymer production at its Changshu facility in China to meet the growing demands of the lithium-ion battery business. The fluoropolymer materials can be used as electrode binders and separator coatings in high performance batteries for electric vehicles and consumer electronics devices.

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The first commercial supplies of the Kynar fluoropolymer are expected to be delivered in January 2021.
The first commercial supplies of the Kynar fluoropolymer are expected to be delivered in January 2021.
(Source: Arkema)

Colombes/France – Driven by strong growth in demand for electric vehicles and consumer electronics devices, as well as energy storage, the global lithium-ion battery market continues to expand at an accelerating pace. As an innovating pioneer in fluoropolymer materials used as both electrode binders and separator coatings in high performance batteries, Arkema continues to play an enabling role in this technological revolution.

“Our portfolio of solutions for the battery market greatly enhances the performance and the safety of advanced batteries. Our unique global Kynar fluoropolymer production footprint enables us to support the growth of our global customers with speed and versatility,” said Erwoan Pezron, Senior Vice-President, High Performance Polymers of Arkema. “This is also a strong vote of confidence in our Changshu plant. In just a few months, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of this plant, and in that decade, we have expanded successfully several times. This plant is one of the world’s largest plants for Arkema, and undoubtedly, it will continue to grow”.

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