Mitsubishi Chemical has responded to the expected rise in demand for hybrid and electric vehicles by announcing its intentions to boost supply of anode materials for lithium-ion batteries by 130 percent by next May. The company's current anode material output, listed at 3,000 tons, should reach 5,000 tons by the end of December and 7,000 tons in eight month's time.
Lightweight parts integration seems to be something of a theme this week as Mitsubishi Chemical announces their plans to promote the use of more lightweight materials in automotive applications. Divulging an agenda earlier this year to invest millions into a new carbon fiber testing facility and increase production over the next dozen quarters, Mitsubishi Chemical wants to create a snazzy promotional campaign to juice up the sales of this increased supply as well as its other automotive-appropri
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