Agreements for 18 film production lines signed and sealed.
ENTEK, the only US owned and US based producer of ‘wet-process’ lithium-ion battery separator materials, continues to invest in the future of the US lithium battery industry. To support the growing US electric vehicle and US energy storage system demand ENTEK announces its intention to decisively expand production capacity in addition to its earlier announced 1.4 billion square meters per year plan. Agreements for 18 separator film production lines have been signed with Brueckner Group USA, the US partner company of the world’s leading film stretching line supplier Brückner.
Rick Pekala, ENTEK’s CTO, says: “We will create more American jobs producing lithium battery components using the most advanced technologies and meeting the cleanest environmental standards in the world. Together, Brückner’s newest generation of separator film equipment and ENTEK’s material science, processing and coating technology, and recycling expertise we fulfill exactly that.”
Karl Zimmermann, Director Sales & Marketing Brückner, adds: “This extraordinary partnership fills us with great pride. As two pioneers join forces, we know we will build something outstanding together to create innovative, sustainable and reliable plants for battery separator films in America.”
On the pictures from left to right: Karl Zimmermann, Brückner, Rick Pekala, ENTEK and Sebastian Lange, Brueckner, celebrate the cooperation.
ENTEK has over 35 years of experience producing battery separators for batteries to support standard vehicles, advanced start-stop vehicles, trucks, emergency vehicles, emergency backup power, utility-scale energy storage, and industrial batteries. ENTEK enjoys more than two decades of experience as the only US-owned and US based producer of ‘wet-process’ separator for lithium batteries and continues to invest in the future of the domestic lithium battery industry. ENTEK also designs and manufactures extruders and material-handling equipment for the production of battery separators. In the area of plastics and fiber machinery, Brueckner Group USA sells, services, and supports the Brückner Group SE family of products in the US, Canada, and Mexico, operating as a separate entity. This family includes: Brückner Maschinenbau, Brückner Servtec, Kiefel Technologies, and PackSys Global.