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Mitsubishi Chemical prepping for electric-vehicle age

Rejiggered production to focus on large lithium-ion batteries

Mitsubishi Chemical may boost domestic electrolyte production as well.   © (Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Chemical)

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Chemical plans to restart a U.K. plant, double capacity in the U.S. and shutter a Chinese factory as part of a restructuring of its electrolyte business intended to prepare for the spread of electric vehicles.

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