Zeon, a Japanese chemicals corporation, is preparing to build a Li-ion battery binder production line via its subsidiary Zeon Chemicals at its Texas plant.
Zeon expects the new facility to be operational by 2026. Zeon’s Li-ion battery binders include anode, cathode, functional layer (for separator coating) and sealant binders and materials for battery cells. Zeon’s new production line will serve the growing North American and European Li-ion battery markets locally.
Zeon produces Zetpol hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR) at its Texas plant in addition to binders including its aqueous styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) binders for negative electrodes.