Localization of lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6) production revitalizes North American lithium-ion battery supply chain
boston, February 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Koura, Orbia’s fluoridation solutions business, announced today that it has entered into a technology licensing agreement with the company. Kanto Denka Industrialization of lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6), an important material for lithium-ion batteries. The deal will allow Koura to tap into Kanto Denka Kogyo’s world-class technology and industry expertise in the commercial production of his LiPF6.
There is currently no large-scale production of LiPF6. North AmericaDemand for lithium-ion batteries and materials is increasing with the significant growth of the US electric vehicle market. Orbia is committed to protection North American We are a leading battery materials supplier and recently announced our first US manufacturing plant for LiPF6. St. Gabriel, Louisianapartially funded $100 million U.S. Department of Energy Award.
“Kanto Denka Kogyo is recognized by major battery manufacturers for its reliable and high-quality LiPF6 technology, and we are pleased to bring this manufacturing expertise to Koura. North America It has a vertically integrated fluorite and fluorine value chain. Customers can now access her known LiPF6 performance. North America,” Said Junichi HasegawaPresident of Kanto Denka Kogyo.
“Kanto Denka Kogyo, one of the pioneers and recognized leaders in the high-quality manufacturing of LiPF6, believes that Koura is an ideal location to advance our energy strategy and meet the growing demand for domestic supply of LiPF6. I am a partner.” Greg Smith, President of Orbia Fluorinated Solutions (Koura). “With a license from Kanto Denka Kogyo and support from the U.S. Department of Energy, access to proven technology will position us to meet customer needs as lithium-ion battery factories are built and markets grow. ”
As the operator of the world’s largest fluorite mine, Koura works with industry partners and researchers to develop materials into a wide range of advanced battery materials, including electrolyte salts, binders and high-performance electrolyte additives for lithium-ion batteries. converting. Koura’s unique “mine-to-market” vertically integrated position, expertise in fluorine technology, and investments in lithium recycling and alternative sources enable the business to meet today’s challenges in the domestic lithium-ion battery supply chain can do.
Orbia is a company driven by a common purpose to improve lives around the world. Orbia operates in polymer solutions (Vestolit and Alphagary), building and infrastructure (Wavin), precision agriculture (Netafim), connectivity solutions (Dura-Line) and fluoridation solutions (Koura). Orbia’s five business groups expand access to health and wellness, reinvent the future of cities and homes, ensure food and water security, connect communities to information, and develop basic and advanced materials. , specialty products, and innovative, focused on accelerating the circular economy. solution. Orbia has a global team of over 23,000 employees, commercial operations in over 110 countries, and operations in over 50 countries. boston, Mexico City, Amsterdam When Tel Avivthe company created $8.8 billion For more information, visit orbia.com.
About Orbia Fluorinated Solution (Koura)
Koura, Orbia’s fluoridation solutions business, is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of fluorinated products that play a fundamental role in improving everyday life and shortening the path to a sustainable circular economy. . Backed by over 35 years of experience, Koura’s products are used in electric vehicles and energy storage, urban and rural infrastructure, indoor climate control, food and pharmaceutical refrigeration, as well as respiratory disease prevention through health and respiratory development. It is used in a wide range of applications such as medical treatment. A revolutionary low GWP propellant for metered dose inhalers. Koura has his 1,600 employees and 13 manufacturing facilities worldwide, and through a global sales and distribution network he serves 60 countries.
About Kanto Denka Kogyo
Since its founding in 1938, Kanto Denka Kogyo Co., Ltd. has been involved in the manufacture of fluorochemical products for more than 50 years, accumulating expertise and know-how in areas such as electrolysis. Kanto Denka Kogyo’s fluorochemical products are indispensable for the production of semiconductors and flat panel displays, and their quality is highly evaluated by the market. Kanto Denka Kogyo started manufacturing lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6), a high-purity electrolyte for lithium-ion secondary batteries in 1997, and it is supplied to many customers around the world.Kanto Denka Kogyo is the only Japan We mass produce this product. Kanto Denka Kogyo will continue to develop highly competitive and original products that provide value to the world’s most advanced technology, and aim to be a creative development company that contributes to the realization of a sustainable society.
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