North American lithium-ion battery provide chain boosted by localization of lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6) production

BOSTON, Feb. two, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Orbia’s Koura fluorine options business enterprise announced now that it has signed a technologies licensing agreement with Kanto Denka Kogio for lithium hexafluorophosate (LiPF6), a vital material for lithium-ion batteries. The agreement gives Koura with access to planet-class technologies and sector experience in the industrial production of LiPF6 Kanto Denka Kogio.

There is at present no significant-scale production of LiPF6 in North America. With the important development of the US electric automobile market place, the demand for lithium-ion batteries and components is escalating. Orbia is operating to safe North America’s provide of crucial battery components and not too long ago announced the initially US LiPF6 manufacturing plant in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, funded in element by a $one hundred million US Division of Power award.

“Kanto Denka Kogio is recognized by important battery makers for its dependable and higher-good quality LiPF6 technologies. We are excited to extend this manufacturing experience to Kour, as they are finest suited to develop and operate a LiPF6 plant in North America with their vertically integrated fluorite and fluorine worth chain. Buyers will now have access to the renowned overall performance of LiPF6 in North America,” stated Junichi Hasegawa, president of Kanto Denka Kogyo.

“As one particular of the pioneers and a recognized leader in higher-good quality LiPF6 production, Kanto Denka Kogio is an perfect companion for Koura to advance our power method and be prepared to meet the developing demand for domestic provide of LiPF6,” stated Greg Smith, President of Orbia Fluorinated Options (Koura ). “Access to confirmed technologies with our Kanto Denka Kogyo license, along with the help of the US Division of Power, guarantees that we are prepared to meet consumer wants as lithium-ion battery factories are constructed and the market place grows.”

As the operator of the world’s biggest fluorite mine, Koura performs with sector partners and researchers to convert the material into a wide variety of sophisticated battery components, which includes electrolyte salts, binders and higher-overall performance electrolyte additives for lithium-ion batteries. Koura’s special vertically integrated ‘mine-to-market’ position, experience in fluorine technologies and investment in recycled and option sources of lithium allow the business enterprise to tackle today’s domestic lithium-ion battery provide chain challenge.

About Orbia

Orbia is a firm driven by a prevalent objective: to increase life about the planet. Orbia operates in the sectors Polymer Options (Vestolit and Alphagari), Building and Infrastructure (Vavin), Precision Agriculture (Netafim), Connectivity Options (Dura-Line) and Fluorinated Options (Koura). Orbia’s 5 business enterprise groups have a collective concentrate on expanding access to well being and properly-getting, reinventing the future of cities and houses, guaranteeing meals and water safety, connecting communities with info and accelerating the circular economy with standard and sophisticated components, specialty items and revolutionary options. Orbia has a worldwide group of more than 23,000 staff, industrial activities in extra than 110 nations and operations in more than 50, with worldwide headquarters in Boston, Mexico City, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv. The firm has generated income of $eight.eight billion in 2021. To discover extra, take a look at:

About Orbia Fluorinated Options (Koura)

Orbia’s fluorine options business enterprise Koura is a worldwide leader in the improvement, manufacture and provide of fluorine items that play a basic function in enhancing daily life and shortening the path to a sustainable, circular economy. Backed by more than 35 years of practical experience, Kourina’s items are utilized in a wide variety of applications, which includes electric autos and power storage, urban and rural infrastructure, indoor climate management, meals and medicine refrigeration, and even in the therapy of respiratory situations via the improvement of healthful and revolutionary low GVP fuels for metered dose inhalers. Koura has 1,600 staff and 13 manufacturing facilities worldwide, serving 60 nations via a worldwide sales and distribution network.

About Kanto Denka Kogyo

Given that its establishment in 1938, Kanto Denka Kogio Co., Ltd. has constructed specialized technologies and know-how in electrolysis and other locations, as properly as more than 50 years of practical experience in the production of fluorochemicals. Kanto Denka Kogio fluorochemical items are necessary for the production of semiconductors and flat panel displays and their good quality is extremely valued in the market place. Lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6), a higher-purity electrolyte for lithium-ion secondary batteries that Kanto Denka Kogyo started generating in 1997, is supplied to lots of shoppers about the planet. Kanto Denka Kogio is the only firm in Japan that mass produces this item. Kanto Denka Kogio will continue to strive to be a inventive, improvement-driven firm, establishing special, extremely competitive items that add worth to the world’s most sophisticated technologies and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

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