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Japanese firm to build new pouch cell packaging plant to deliver larger product for EV market

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:39 -- Paul Crompton

Japan’s Showa Denko Packaging, a consolidated subsidiary of Showa Denko K.K, is set to open a new plant to manufacture its SPALF line of aluminium laminate films for packaging lithium-ion pouch cells.

The new production facility, scheduled for operation in March 2021, will include equipment for the mass production of the company’s new large-scale lithium-ion packaging for electric vehicle applications.

The company’s SPALF™ product is a composite of aluminium foil and resin film, that it says is flexible in moulding, lightweight and has better heat radiation characteristics than a metal-can.

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