Orbia’s Fluorinated Options Enterprise Koura Indicators Know-how Licensing Settlement with Kanto Denka Kogyo to Provide Vital Electrolyte Salt to North American

Orbia’s Fluorinated Options Enterprise Koura Indicators Know-how Licensing Settlement with Kanto Denka Kogyo to Provide Vital Electrolyte Salt to North American

North American lithium-ion battery provide chain boosted via localization of lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6) manufacturing

BOSTON, Feb. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Orbia’s Fluorinated Options enterprise Koura at this time introduced that it has signed a know-how licensing settlement with Kanto Denka Kogyo for lithium hexafluorophoshate (LiPF6), a vital lithium-ion battery materials. The settlement offers Koura with entry to Kanto Denka Kogyo’s world-class know-how and business experience in business LiPF6 manufacturing.

At present, there is no such thing as a large-scale manufacturing of LiPF6 in North America. With vital development of the U.S. electrical automobiles market, demand for lithium-ion batteries and supplies is rising. Orbia is working to safe North America’s provide of key battery supplies and not too long ago introduced the primary U.S. manufacturing plant for LiPF6 in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, partially funded by a $100 million U.S. Division of Power Award. 

“Kanto Denka Kogyo is acknowledged by the foremost battery producers for its dependable and top quality LiPF6 know-how. We’re excited to increase this manufacturing know-how to Koura, as they’re greatest suited to construct and function a LiPF6 plant in North America with their vertically-integrated fluorspar and fluorine worth chain. Clients will now have entry to recognized LiPF6 efficiency in North America,” stated Junichi Hasegawa, President of Kanto Denka Kogyo.

“As one of many pioneers and recognized chief within the top quality manufacture of LiPF6, Kanto Denka Kogyo is the perfect companion for Koura to progress our power technique and be prepared to satisfy rising demand for a home provide of LiPF6,” stated Gregg Smith, President of Orbia Fluorinated Options (Koura). “Accessing a confirmed know-how with our license from Kanto Denka Kogyo together with help from the U.S. Division of Power ensures we’re prepared to satisfy buyer wants as lithium-ion battery crops are constructed and the market grows.”

Because the operator of the world’s largest fluorspar mine, Koura is working with business companions and researchers to transform the fabric into a variety of superior battery supplies, together with electrolyte salts, binders and high-performance electrolyte components for lithium-ion batteries. Koura’s distinctive ‘mine-to-market’ vertically built-in place, experience in fluorine know-how and funding in recycled and different sources of Lithium allows the enterprise to deal with at this time’s problem of the home provide chain for lithium-ion batteries.

About Orbia

Orbia is an organization pushed by a shared function: to advance life world wide. Orbia operates within the Polymer Options (Vestolit and Alphagary), Constructing and Infrastructure (Wavin), Precision Agriculture (Netafim), Connectivity Options (Dura-Line) and Fluorinated Options (Koura) sectors. The 5 Orbia enterprise teams have a collective give attention to increasing entry to well being and wellness, reinventing the way forward for cities and houses, guaranteeing meals and water safety, connecting communities to info and accelerating a round financial system with primary and superior supplies, specialty merchandise and modern options. Orbia has a world crew of over 23,000 staff, business actions in additional than 110 nations and operations in over 50, with world headquarters in Boston, Mexico Metropolis, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv. The corporate generated $8.8 billion in income in 2021. To study extra, go to: orbia.com.

About Orbia Fluorinated Options (Koura)

Orbia’s Fluorinated Options enterprise Koura is a world chief within the improvement, manufacture and provide of fluoroproducts that play a basic position in enhancing on a regular basis lives and shortening the trail to a sustainable, round financial system. Backed by over 35 years of expertise, Koura’s merchandise are utilized in an enormous vary of purposes together with electrical automobiles and power storage, city and rural infrastructure, indoor local weather administration, meals and medication refrigeration and even in treating respiratory circumstances via the event of wholesome and modern low-GWP propellants for metered-dose inhalers. Koura has 1,600 staff and 13 manufacturing amenities worldwide, serving 60 nations via a world gross sales and distribution community.

About Kanto Denka Kogyo

Since its founding in 1938, Kanto Denka Kogyo Co., Ltd. has constructed up specialised applied sciences and know-how in electrolysis and different fields in addition to over 50 years of expertise within the manufacture of fluorochemicals. Kanto Denka Kogyo fluorochemical merchandise are indispensable for the manufacture of semiconductors and flat panel shows and their high quality is held in extraordinarily excessive esteem by the market. Lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6), a high-purity electrolyte for lithium-ion secondary batteries that Kanto Denka Kogyo began manufacturing in 1997, is equipped to many shoppers worldwide. Kanto Denka Kogyo are the one firm in Japan to mass-produce this product. Kanto Denka Kogyo will proceed striving to be a artistic development-driven firm, growing distinctive, extremely aggressive merchandise that present worth to the world’s most superior know-how and contributing to the conclusion of a sustainable society.

Media Contact, Orbia

Kacy Karlen
Chief Communications Officer, Orbia
[email protected]

Media Contact, Koura

Valeria Barragan Villanueva
Director, PM Chemical compounds and Strategic Advertising and marketing, Koura
[email protected]
+44 7873 626557

Media Contact, Kanto Denka Kogyo

Authorized & Common Affairs Dept.
[email protected]

SOURCE Koura, an Orbia enterprise

Orbia’s Fluorinated Options Enterprise Koura Indicators Know-how Licensing Settlement with Kanto Denka Kogyo to Provide Vital Electrolyte Salt to North American