The contract is initially fixed until the end of 2017, but includes a declaration of intent for the quantity of film supplied to continuously increase, with the goal of it reaching 28 million sq meters annually in 2020. This is roughly equivalent to the area of separator film needed for 50,000 standard battery packs, each containing 56 kilowatt hours of energy.
Safety and cost benefits
Both safety and cost considerations played a role in the customer’s choice of TreoPore. “The biaxial stretching of the film ensures very even mechanical and electrical properties, significantly improving operational reliability and battery performance,” says Dr. Franz Josef Kruger, head-Treopore Business Unit at Treofan. “And thanks to our innovative extrusion process, we can combine all required properties in a single-layer separator film – with the corresponding gains in efficiency.”
Major growth opportunities
The contract marks the first large-scale entry of a European separator manufacturer into this market, which has been dominated by Japanese producers. “This success adds another innovative market segment to Treofan’s customer mix and underlines our capabilities in the area of diversified special applications,” adds Dr. Walter Bickel, CEO of Treofan Group. “The rapidly growing electric car market in Asia offers fantastic opportunities – and we’re determined to make the most of them.”
*Quelle: P&S Market Research, https://www.psmarketresearch.com/market-analysis/electric-bus-market
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