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Granges First To Invest in Battery Foil Manufacturing in The US
Sep 27,2022

The aluminium technology company Gränges which has been driving the development of lighter, smarter, and more sustainable aluminium products and solutions are reported expanding its Newport, Arkansas, production facility to enable the production of battery cathode foil.

In the transition to electric vehicles, such foil is a crucial component necessary for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries. Gränges will be making this foil for the first time in the United States.

The investment comprises finishing and cleanroom equipment with commercial deliveries planned to begin in 2024. Commercial deliveries are anticipated to begin in 2024, including finishing and cleanroom equipment.

The century-old innovative engineering company, Gränges is focusing on the battery cathode foil segment, depicting the Group's global production footprint and capabilities, sustainable solutions, and strong aluminium alloy and process know-how.

However, the battery production value chain is augmenting rapidly driven by the electrification of the automotive industry. Gränges is already a leading supplier of thin-foil solutions in the US and has invested consistently over the past years to expand capacity and build capabilities.

Gränges will leverage this investment to support the transition towards electric vehicles in all regions, complementing the investments in battery foil already underway at Gränges' production facilities in Europe and Asia.

Patrick Lawlor, the President of Gränges Americas said, “With this investment, we will be the first domestic producer of battery foil. We see a very strong interest from leading global battery manufacturers in domestic supply within the battery value chain. We look forward to partnering with them as well as with leading automotive OEMs in developing this market.”

“Gränges has been a leader in innovative and sustainable aluminium solutions for the automotive industry for decades and has an industry-leading sustainability performance. The company will offer leading sustainable battery foil solutions that have a low climate impact, are circular and resource-efficient as well as responsibly sourced and produced.”

Edited By : Rupankar Majumder

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