Celgard expands North Carolina manufacturing plant to support electric vehicle supply chain 

Nov. 30, 2023
The investment will be used to fund Hipore wet-process coating and finishing lines at the site.

Celgard, LLC has announced plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Charlotte, North Carolina, generating 100 new jobs in the process. The company, which is a subsidiary of Polypore International, LP, an Asahi Kasei Company, manufactures dry-process membrane separators used in vehicle electrification. The investment will be used to fund Hipore wet-process coating and finishing lines at the site. According to the company, this expansion will allow Celgard to meet the increasing demand of the lithium-ion battery (LIB) separator supply chain and domestic customers. Construction is expected to begin early next year with an estimated completion date of 2026.  

In a recent quote, Chad Schuchmann, Polypore’s CEO, said, “Celgard has been a key player in the domestic EV and lithium-ion battery supply chain from the beginning and our expansion in North America not only further solidifies our position as a market leader with a skilled workforce but also fully supports the nation's efforts to establish a thriving domestic lithium battery and EV supply chain.


 

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