For over 80 years, Daramic LLC has led the way in developing new and innovative technology for the lead acid battery market. As a business unit of Polypore, Inc.—with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina USA—Daramic today supplies more than 50% of the world’s demand for high performance Polyethylene battery separators to the Lead-acid battery industry.
As a global leader, Daramic operates nine manufacturing facilities. Each facility is strategically located to ensure continuity of supply, short lead times and fast service. In the USA, our plants in Owensboro, Kentucky, Piney Flats, TN and Corydon, Indiana serve North, Central and South America. Our facilities in Selestat, France, Norderstedt, Germany and Feistritz, Austria serve our European customers. And our plants in Tianjin, China, Prachinburi, Thailand and Bangalore, India serve the Asia / Pacific region.
Daramic is committed to delivering unsurpassed expertise in advanced battery separator technology. Our Center of Innovation in Owensboro, Kentucky is the central hub for our scientists, industry experts, and service technicians. In addition, regional technical centers in Selestat, France and Prachinburi, Thailand provide local service and support. Our team of skilled industry experts, combined with state-of-the-art product development, material analysis, pilot manufacturing and testing facilities, can serve as an extended resource for your technical team. Whether it’s designing a new battery separator, customizing products to meet specific needs, or providing assistance with field support, Daramic’s Center of Innovation is available to you.
In order to consolidate its leading position in China, Daramic recently signed a JV Agreement with the largest local Lead Acid Battery manufacturer, Camel Hubei. The JV company – Daramic Xiangfan Battery Separator Co., Ltd. will be located Ｏn Camel’s site in Xiangfan – Hubei, and the capacity which is expected to come Ｏnline by early 2012, will serve Camel’s PE Separators requirements. Our joint venture with Camel not Ｏnly strengthens our relationship with a leading battery producer in China but it also positions Daramic to capture a significant portion of this growing market. To better serve the local market, the newly formed joint venture company intends to build a facility with two production lines, representing 35 M sqm of capacity, in a two-step process. With three manufacturing plants in three countries, Daramic is well positioned in Asia and is the largest regional battery separator manufacturer.
All told, our global infrastructure, localized manufacturing and industry-leading technical service and support provide our customers with peace of mind—knowing that Daramic is there to meet their needs with high performance products and the best value in the industry.