R&D & Service Firm


Innovative Films & Membranes

High-Performance Films and Membranes 
Development & Commercialization  

LiSO films are GREENER, clear, opaque, porous, sorbent, and ultrahigh barrier; they withstand extreme heat, harsh electrochemical environments, weather, and other demanding conditions. LiSO technologies are ECO-FRIENDLY, delivering a unique combination of superior performances: permselectivity, conductivity, strength, sorption, productivity, properties and cost. 

NanoPorous Films (NPF)

LiSO NPFs are high in porosity, strength, ionic and/or electic conductivity, insulation, uniformity, dimensional stability at elevated temperatures, and resistance to harsh chemicals and weather. Our NPFs find a broad range of applications in energy storage and harvesting, i.e., battery separator films (BSFs), ion-conducting polyelectrolytes, solar cell backsheets, active packaging, sorbent labeling, printing, etc. 

  • LiSO NPFs are wettable, alongside excellent thermal and chemical stabilities having low and high Tm's of 130 to 400oC; thereby, unparalleled in safety and conductivity performance.  
  • Existing polyolefin (PE and PP) battery separator films (BSFs) are unwettable to electrolytes with a low Tm of 135 to 160oC, poor in safety performance.  
  • Nonwoven polymeric separators (NWV) provides a high Tm of 250oC, but thick, fragile, nonuniform, high cost, and yet substantially low in strength and chemical resistance.  

Sorbent Membranes (SBM)

LiSO SBMs are made of a wide range of materials, compositions, and pore and film structures at high productivity. Our SBMs deliver: i) superior sorption kinetics and capacity; ii) excellent permselectivity towards gases, CO2, volatile, fluids and water; iii) exceptional strength and adhesion; iv) wettability toward polar and nonpolar substrates, and v) little pressure drop of analytes across the products. 

LiSO substantially improves interfacial adhesion of multilayer SBMs, by design and control over interdiffusion of dissimilar molecules. The strong adhesion is created by co-mingling components diffused across the layer boundaries as well as by stress-induced interlocking in-situ of such interdiffused molecules, respectively during the laminar melt and extensional solid flows.

UltraHigh Barrier Films (UHB)

LiSO UHBs enable a wide range of barrier applications with low oxygen (O2) and moisture (H2O) transmission rates as well as exceptional metal and interlayer adhesion: 
  • Clear and Metallized (MET) Packaging Films, etc.
  • Photovolatic (PV) Encapsulants & UltraWeatherable Backsheets  
  • Flexible Electronics
  • Current Collectors for Energy Storage Devices 
  • LiSO Met-BOPP: The metallized oriented polypropylene films (Met-BOPP) will undergo no metal cracks and thus, no barrier degradation during use or post-film converting processing under substantive tension.  
  • Existing BOPP: Commercial high and ultrahigh Met-BOPP films suffer greatly from poor metal adhesion, metal cracks and barrier degradation.  

   DSC Thermograms for LiSO Prototype NSF

   vs. Commercial BSFs 


    Sorbability of Various LiSOPrototype SBMs


   Barrier Degradation of Met-BOPP Films: LiSO

   vs. Existing Films