Daramic Celebrates 90th Anniversary

January 1st, 2021

Charlotte, NC - Daramic, LLC (http://www.daramic .com), the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance polyethylene (PE) battery separators for lead-acid batteries, is celebrating its 90th year in operation. With the invention of the polyethylene separator in the 1970s, expanding its global footprint in the 80s and 90s, and launching several new products over the past several years, Daramic continues to reinvent the PE membrane.

In 1930, Dewey & Almy Corporation broke ground on a state-of-art rubber separator plant in the US to mark the beginning of Daramic, LLC. Now, celebrating its 90th year in operation, Daramic materials have been instrumental in supporting battery technologies used to save lives, promote peace, and keep the world in motion.

Daramic’s culture of innovation, new product development, and deep understanding of customer needs was shaped by key events over the past 90 years. In 1969, Daramic invented the polyethylene (PE) separator in Owensboro, KY USA. This novel technology set a new standard for separator performance, the core of which is still used today.

Recognizing the broad footprint of lead acid battery manufacturers, Daramic expanded its own footprint in the 1980s when it opened its first European facilities in Norderstedt, Germany and Selestat, France. This was followed by the Prachinburi plant opening in 2000 and then plants in China and India, making Daramic the only separator company with manufacturing in every major region. Daramic is in a position to meet local needs from a global perspective.

As we celebrate our heritage and 90 years in business, we continue the spirit of entrepreneurialism through our company vision, “Battery Separators Reinvented”. New product developments play a vital role in maintaining Daramic as a global industry leader. Our most recent history shows this with successful launches of 9 new products over the past 7 years.

Daramic will continue to deliver upon our company vision through a deep understanding of customer needs and a capable, global manufacturing footprint. Daramic is well-positioned to maintain industry leadership over the next 90 years.

About Daramic, LLC

Daramic, LLC, an Asahi Kasei Group company, is the world's leading manufacturer of battery separators for automotive, industrial, and specialty applications where today they supply high performance polyethylene and phenolic resin battery separators into the lead-acid battery industry. As the inventor of polyethylene separator, Daramic has led the way in developing innovative technology for the global lead-acid battery industry for 90 years. See www.daramic.com.

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