ENTEK, the only US-owned and US-based producer of ‘wet-process’ lithium-ion battery separator materials, continues to invest in the future of the US lithium battery industry. To support the growing US electric vehicle and energy storage demand, ENTEK announces it will decisively expand production capacity in addition to its earlier announced 1.4 billion square meters per year project which was selected for a Department of Energy grant award. Agreements for 18 separator film production lines have been signed with Brückner Group USA.
Rick Pekala, ENTEK CTO, shared, “we will create American jobs producing lithium battery components, using the most advanced technologies, and meeting the cleanest environmental standards in the world. Brückner’s newest generation biaxial stretching film equipment together with ENTEK’s material science, coating, recycling, and separator production expertise fulfils this mission.”
Karl Zimmerman, Brückner Director of Sales & Marketing added, “this extraordinary partnership fills us with great pride. As two pioneers join forces, we know we will build something outstanding together to create innovative, sustainable, and reliable plants for battery separator films in America.“