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Asahi Kasei to boost battery component output by 30%

World's top separator maker readies to meet demand for eco-friendly autos

Asahi Kasei is the world's leading maker of separators, which are used in batteries.

TOKYO -- Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei will increase its output of separators used in lithium ion batteries by 30%, hoping to meet rising demand for electric vehicles as emissions and fuel efficiency standards become stricter worldwide.

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