Montreal, Quebec – Targray announces that it will now distribute, across North America and Europe, two key li-ion battery packaging products from Showa Denko Packaging Co. Ltd: Aluminum Laminate Pouches and Tabs. As one of only three pouch manufacturers in the world, the distribution agreement provides a strategic advantage to Targray and enables the company to round out its portfolio of packaging materials for Li-ion battery manufacturing customers. A lighter, less expensive alternative to cylindrical and prismatic cell designs, the Pouch is suitable for any application requiring ultra-thin enclosures such as cell phone and portable consumer electronics.

Showa Denko Packaging has a proven mature product, widely used in the Li-ion battery industry globally, so our customer can be assured of pouch performance and product quality,” said Pradip Sheth, Director of the Battery Division at Targray. “Our customers can choose from a wide choice of pouch material and we can now offer an integrated design of pouch and tabs from a single source. We believe this flexibility and ease-of-access will be very well received by our customers worldwide.”

With the addition of the Aluminum Laminate Pouch to its Packaging portfolio—consisting of the cylindrical and prismatic cells—Targray now offers a complete line of the most prevalent packaging technologies in the Lithium-ion battery industry. From small cell manufacturing (cell phone) to large vehicle cells, the new addition provides another choice to manufacturers with the main advantages of being lighter, less expensive, and makes the most efficient use of available space. It offers excellent vapour barrier, pouch sealing and electrolyte resistance for long-term, error-free operation of the cell. In addition, flexibility in forming the pouch allows for better system level battery design versus rigid packaging which limits the overall battery packaging.

We’re very excited by the opportunity to leverage Targray’s expertise, industry experience and international footprint to open new markets for our Aluminum Laminate Pouch,” said Kouji Miyano, Team Leader, Battery Material Team, Electronics & Industrial Sales Dept., Showa Denko Packaging. “Without a doubt, Targray is a leader in bringing cost-effective, best-in-class materials to a global customer base, and we see great value in this partnership, not only for our respective companies, but more importantly, to all Li-ion battery manufacturing customers across North America and Europe.”

About Showa Denko Packaging Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1959, Showa Denko Packaging Co. Ltd. is an established manufacturer of quality packaging materials for food, electronic, medical and industrial purposes.

About Targray
Founded in 1987, Targray is a leading global supplier of cutting-edge materials for manufacturers of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells and batteries. Leveraging over 20 years of experience in supplying novel materials to high-technology industries, Targray brings globally competitive, high-technology battery materials to its manufacturing customers at a competitive cost. The Li-ion battery manufacturing materials in Targray’s extensive product portfolio satisfy the requirements of the next generation of Li-ion batteries while meeting the criteria of safety, high-efficiency, lifetime and cost. Targray is a global company with operations and customers in over 50 countries throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.


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