A View on Industrialization of Conducting Polymers Looking Out of Polymer Battery Development

  • Tsutomu Matsunaga


After a plateau of several years, R&D on conducting polymers is now coming up to a new stage. In 1987, a series of polyaniline-lithium batteries was commercialized by Bridgeston and Seiko in Japan. That was the first industrial application of the conducting polymer. In 1987 Naarman with BASF in Germany developed polyacetylene with conductivity as high as copper and silver. That was a epochal break-through on the conductivity of polymers. In 1990 polyacene-lithium capacitors were on market by Kanebo in Japan. In the same year, a new type of aluminum electrolytic capacitors replacing the liquid electrolyte by polypyrrol was commercialized in Japan.


Conducting Polymer Lithium Batterie Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Electric Power Industry Lithium Rechargeable Batterie 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsutomu Matsunaga
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  1. 1.Research and Development DivisionBridgestone CorporationKodaira-shiTokyoJapan

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