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Flame-Retarded Electrolyte for Global Lithium Battery Market


Daikin America (Orangeburg, New York) has installed the capability to manufacture flame-retarded fluorinated electrolyte for use in lithium-ion battery applications. In August2012, Daikin completed the construction of its state-of-the-art electrolyte manufacturing facility located in its plant complex in Decatur, Alabama. This facility is available to service the needs of the global lithium-ion battery industry.

“Our business model is to work closely with each battery manufacturer to establish the optimum electrolyte formulation for their design and to respond to the emerging needs of the market,”Gary Stanitis, business manager of performance products & chemicals.  “In light of the recent concerns about the fire safety of lithium ion batteries, we feel we are uniquely positioned to offer functional, flame retarded, fluorinated electrolyte formulations that significantly increase battery safety.”                                    

Daikin America Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. of Osaka, Japan.  Daikin is Japan’s leading manufacturer of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and fluorochemical products and one of the largest fluoropolymer suppliers in the world. Daikin provides molding resins, fine powders, aqueous dispersions, melt processable fluoropolymers and fluoroelastomers for many critical applications.


For more information from Daikin America, go to, or phone: 845-365-9518


Published Date : 1/25/2013

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