May 6, 2022: ENTEK will commission its fifth lead battery separators line in Indonesia in the third quarter of this year, BESB can reveal.
Vice president of global sales, Clint Beutelschies (pictured), told Batteries International the new line would have a production capacity of 45-to million square metres.
“Line five alone will be producing more than the combined 45 million square metres capacity of our existing four lead separator lines in Indonesia,” he said.
The Indonesia expansion announcement comes after ENTEK unveiled plans on April 26 to build two “giga-scale” electric vehicle battery separator plants in the US for lithium ion separators.
In another expansion move, ENTEK announced on April 19 that it would invest in boosting its production of AGM battery separators for India and the US, in response to increasing demand for energy storage solutions for inverters, industrial and automotive applications.