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Microporous announces global price increases

Microporous implements significant price increases in all product categories and markets to offset substantially higher costs incurred for raw materials, energy and transportation.

The coronavirus pandemic has significantly disrupted the supply and demand of raw materials for the production of durable goods. While multiple suppliers had to scale down production and inventories due to the pandemic, demand for the end products increased. Since mid-2021, Microporous has been negatively impacted by an unprecedented, continuous and dramatic inflation in raw materials, transportation, and energy is putting at risk the sustainability of its polyethylene separator manufacturing. Decreases in these historically high costs for raw materials, energy, and distribution are unlikely in the near future.

Microporous is committed to protect and keep high quality and service while preserving long-standing relationships, ensuring reliable product supply, and continuing to make vital investments in innovation and continuous improvement.

Regional sales account managers remain available to provide additional details about the implementation of these price increases.

About Microporous LLC
Microporous is a leading international supplier of lead acid battery separators. Over our 80+ year history, Microporous has firmly established a reputation for quality and service. With our excellent logistics and technical service teams, we offer the broadest line of high-performance battery separators to a global customer base.

Sachin Kumar joins microporous family!

Piney Flats, TN. May 3, 2021 – Microporous is excited to announce Sachin Kumar as Technical Manager. In his new position, Sachin directly reports to David Mihara, VP of Technology. Sachin has a Bachelor’s degree in Pulp and Paper Technology from IIT-Roorkee, Master’s degree in Paper Science and Engineering and Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Miami University of Ohio.

He has previously worked as R&D Executive Engineer with BILT (largest paper manufacturer in India) and has also worked as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry department at Miami University of Ohio where he instructed senior/graduate level biophysical chemistry, physical chemistry and general chemistry courses. Over the last 20 years, he has carried out fundamental research in the area of fuel-cells utilizing heterogeneous catalysis over metal nanoparticle and applied research in the area of carbon/graphite manufacturing for super capacitor and li-ion battery applications.

In his spare time, he enjoys nature photography and cooking for his wife Shikha. They both enjoy hiking, traveling, meeting new people and experiencing different cuisines. Sachin and his wife are relocating to Johnson City area and are very excited for the future.