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May  5, 2015
Penfibre Sdn. Berhad
OFFICIAL OPENING OF TORAY’S BATTERY SEPARATOR FILM DIVISION AT PENFIBRE SDN. BERHAD, PRAI, PENANG

Penfibre Sdn. Berhad, a member of TORAY Group (Malaysia) and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toray Industries Inc., Japan, is celebrating the official opening of its Battery Separator Film (BSF) Division today in Bayan Lepas, Penang. The new BSF Division, installed with new slitting lines, started sales of high performance and highly reliable BSF for customers in ASEAN countries under the trademark “SETELA™”. With technical and marketing support from Toray Battery Separator Film Co., Ltd., the construction of this project was completed at the end of 2014 while commercial production commenced in January 2015. Penfibre has an existing PET film-forming capacity of 3,600 tons per month in Prai, contributing to Toray’s position as a leading supplier of polyester films. Marketed under the trademark “Lumirror”, Toray produces and sells many types of films that are used in a wide-range of applications, namely the general, packing materials and magnetic materials industries. To date, Toray has established sound manufacturing and delivery systems at 6 major bases worldwide, namely in Japan, America, France, Korea, China and at Penfibre, Malaysia. The establishment of the BSF Division at Penfibre is part of the growth strategy under Toray’s medium-term management program Project AP-G 2016 launched in April 2014. Toray is actively expanding its business in regions and countries with rapidly growing economy, especially the ASEAN countries with a combined consumer population in excess of 600 million and annual growth rates of 5% to 7%.

Brief Introduction of Toray Battery Separator Film (TBSF) Toray Battery Separator Film Co. Ltd. (TBSF), a wholly own subsidiary of Toray, is a leading producer of BSF. As a pioneer in BSF manufacturing, TBSF has been supplying high quality, high performance and safe BSF, under the trademark “SETELA™” to major lithium-ion secondary battery manufacturers around the world for over 20 years. As emissions regulations tighten, the market for green vehicles is expected to grow worldwide, particularly in the USA and Europe. With its high technology, TBSF has the capacity to produce advanced lithium-ion battery separator films for use in electric vehicles (EV), including hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles. The establishment of BSF division at Penfibre Penang will certainly help TBSF to serve it regional customers better, in line with Malaysia’s strategic move towards establishing itself as a regional hub for energy-efficient vehicles (EEV) in the future.

Corporate profile of Toray Battery Separator Film Co., Ltd.
Headquarters:Nasu (Head Office) and Tokyo
Toray's shareholdings:100%
Business:Production, processing and supply of diversified range of battery separator films (BSF) under the trademark SETELA™, for use in the manufacturing of lithium-ion secondary batteries worldwide, with a proven track record of over 20 years.

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Samples of Battery Separator Films produced

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