Ube Maxell Hitachi Joint Venture
LG Chem has announced that it signed a patent license agreement with Ube Maxell for separator film technology owned by LG Chem.
Terms of the agreements state that Ube Maxell will acquire patent use rights from LG Chem for ceramic coating of separator substrates.
A more detailed overview of the separator tech is as follows:
"The patent granted to Ube Maxell is for LG Chem’s Safety Reinforced Separator (SRS) technology, which uses a ceramic coating on separator substrates to enhance the thermal deformation resistance and mechanical strength of separators. This in turn prevents short-circuits inside lithium-ion batteries to ensure lithium-ion battery safety."
Financial details of the agreement have not been disclosed.
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