NSG has reached an agreement with Entek International and Indonesia-based Separindo, to invest in PT Entek Separindo Asia, a joint venture established by the two companies for the manufacturing and sale of polyethylene (PE) separators for lead-acid batteries.

In the rapidly expanding Asian market for automotive flooded lead acid batteries, the demand for Idling Start and Stop (ISS) batteries is expected to grow significantly due to the need for fuel efficiency and reduction of carbon emissions.

Entek and NSG Group are technology leaders in ISS batteries for which PE separators play a key role in ensuring the higher durability and performance to withstand frequent charge/discharge.

NSG Group’s investment in the joint venture company in Indonesia is aimed at upgrading its product supply capability in the expanding Asian market by partnering with Entek, the world’s leading producer of PE separators, to generate synergy in sales, manufacturing and research and development.

The joint venture agreement commits the partners to share technology and to integrate their manufacturing efforts for Asian markets.