Stora Enso starts pilot plant for carbon materials for batteries
Stora Enso's announces that its pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials from lignin has started operations. This follows the company's EUR 10 million investment announced in 2019.
Volvo and Geely to create joint powertrain operations Volvo Cars and its parent company Geely Holding have agreed to create a joint venture under the name Aurobay for its powertrain operations, as the companies proceed with their earlier announced plans to merge these into a new, stand-alone business.
Hellmann invests in New Zealand for Techtronic Industries The full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics announces a EUR 28 million lease and development investment with Auckland Airport to establish a new 19'200 square metre ambient warehousing complex dedicated to multinational manufacturer Techtronic Industries (TTI).
Keysight Technologies acquires Quantum Benchmark Keysight Technologies has acquired Quantum Benchmark, a software solution provider that enables error characterisation, error suppression, error correction, and performance validation for quantum computing hardware.
GCL-SI Hefei-based factory to start production in September Chinese PV company, GCL System Integration (GCL-SI), says it expects to start operation of its factory in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, in September this year.
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BASF & Shanshan to serve Chinese battery materials market BASF and Shanshan, a lithium-ion battery materials supplier serving both the e-mobility and the consumer electronics (CE) market, have agreed to form a BASF majority-owned joint venture (BASF: 51%; Shanshan: 49%) to produce cathode active materials (CAM) and precursors (PCAM) in China.
DuPont invests in R&D and manufacturing resources in Europe DuPont Mobility & Materials says it is investing USD 5 million in capital and operating resources at its manufacturing facilities in Germany and Switzerland to increase capacity for its high-performance automotive adhesives.
LG Chem invests in Chinese copper laminate company In a move to strengthen its position in the value chain for batteries, LG Chem is investing KRW 40 billion (EUR 29 million) in China’s Jiujiang DeFu Technology (DeFu), a manufacturer of copper laminate, a core part of secondary batteries.
Arizona will get a new lithium-ion battery recycling plant Li-Cycle Corp., a North American company focused on lithium-ion battery resource recovery and recycling, will build its third commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility to be located in Gilbert, Arizona, within the Phoenix metropolitan area.
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Kongsberg signs F-35 contract worth NOK 1.75 billion Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has signed a new agreement with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (LMA) worth NOK 1.75 billion for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program production lots 15-17.
Panasonic opens new customer experience centre in Munich Panasonic is expanding its activities in Europe and at its Munich Ottobrunn site. Within the Panasonic Campus in Munich the new Customer Experience Center (CXC) is now about to open the doors.
BMW steps up sustainable sourcing of lithium The German automotive giant will be accelerating its expansion of e-mobility in the coming years. This will also increase the need for lithium in order to secure a steady flow of battery cells. Therefore, the company will source lithium from a second supplier, US-based Livent.
Semiconductor shortage to impact Volvo Group's production The manufacturer of trucks and buses says that global shortage of semiconductors will have a substantial impact on its production during the second quarter.
Test specialists breaks ground on new expansion in Munich EDAG Group, an engineering service provider to the mobility industry, is bundling its test competences in a new building at the "Waldmeisterstraße" site in Munich, Germany. in direct vicinity of the BMW Group's Research and Innovation Centre.
Daimler and Volvo Group complete creation of fuel-cell JV Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group today completed the transaction to form their previously announced fuel-cell joint venture; cellcentric.
Leoni sells WCS unit Leoni Schweiz AG The German supplier of wires, cables and wiring systems has agreed to the sale of Leoni Schweiz AG, Switzerland to a consortium of buyers. Leoni Schweiz AG is the holding company of Leoni Studer AG, a specialist in high-quality cables and wires for complex applications in the industrial and infrastructure sectors.
UDC and PPG to set up manufacturing in Ireland Universal Display Corporation and PPG will jointly establish a new manufacturing site in Shannon, Ireland, for the production of UDC’s UniversalPHOLED materials.
Magna’s new Michigan plant to support the EV market Magna has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in St. Clair, Michigan, that will build complex battery enclosures for the all-new 2022 GMC Hummer EV.
Fire at Rogers' plant in Ansan, South Korea Materials specialist, Rogers Corporation, is reporting that there was a fire at its UTIS manufacturing facility in Ansan, S. Korea on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at approximately 9 p.m. local time.
SK Nexilis to build copper foil plant in Malaysia South Korean SK Nexilis, a produces copper foil for electric vehicle battery manufacturer SKC, is planning its first overseas production base to be in KKIP Industrial Complex, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Hydrovolt starts construction on battery recycling plant Once completed, the plant will have a capacity to process more than 8'000 tonnes of modules from car batteries each year, and also have the possibility to expand on this. Hydro and Northvolt have invested NOK 120 million (EUR 11.5 million) in the plant through the JV Hydrovolt.
Element expands its capabilities in Sweden Element Materials Technology (Element) is creating a new center of excellence in Linköping, Sweden, bringing three laboratories together into one site close to major clients in the aerospace, defense and industrials sectors.
The world's top 10 automated countries The average robot density in the manufacturing industry hit a new global record of 113 units per 10'000 employees.
€2.9 billion to the European battery ecosystem The European Commission has approved up to EUR 2.9 billion of public investments in an important project for batteries.
Murata installs anechoic chamber at its EMC lab in Shenzhen Murata Electronics Trading (Shenzhen), a Murata Manufacturing subsidiary, has installed a new anechoic chamber in Shenzhen, China and has begun providing EMC evaluation support.
GE Healthcare invests to start R&D development in Hungary The company is investing HUF 3.3 billion (EUR 9.24 million) to expand their healthcare development centres in Szeged and Budapest.
Infinite Electronics acquires of NavePoint Electronic components supplier Infinite Electronics, Inc., has announced its acquisition of NavePoint, an online provider of high-quality networking equipment and services.Load more news