In brief: Cellusuede, Water Gremlin, EUROBAT, Sorfin, GreenSeal Alliance

In brief: Cellusuede, Water Gremlin, EUROBAT, Sorfin, GreenSeal Alliance

In brief: Cellusuede, Water Gremlin, EUROBAT, Sorfin, GreenSeal Alliance 150 150 Batteries International

Cellusuede adapts lead pasting fibres for pandemic shields

June 4, 2020: Cellusuede told BESB at the end of May that it “has been utilizing our manufacturing expertise for providing precision, short-cut fibres to swab manufacturers for COVID-19 testing during this pandemic.

“The fibres we provide are very similar to typical lead-acid pasting fibres, but are altered in such a way that allows the swabs to be effective in collecting nasal secretions. We are very pleased to be able to support the health industry during these difficult times.”

Water Gremlin offers non-VOC Gremlin Green

June 4, 2020: Water Gremlin, the US battery terminal manufacturer, is now offering products with non-VOC (volatile organic compounds) coatings which are known as Gremlin Green.

Water Gremlin was censured and fined last year by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for affecting the local air quality through the use of trichloroethylene to clean parts before assembly. Since January Water Gremlin has stopped using TCE and its use is likely to be banned shortly for across the state.

Kurt Gifford, vice president of sales at Water Gremlin, says impressions of the firm have changed over recent months. “In these uncharted times of Covid-19, there was once a push to shut down operations at Water Gremlin, we are now considered an essential business supplying terminals to back up storage batteries and even the ventilators in the medical industry.”

EUROBAT webinar tomorrow

June 4, 2020: EUROBAT, the Association of European manufacturers of automotive and industrial batteries, will hold its Battery Innovation Roadmap 2030 webinar tomorrow (Friday June 5 from 10.30-11.30 CET). This will focus on the developmental potential of batteries across different applications and how they will play a crucial role in supporting progress towards a decarbonized society by 2050.

• Keynote speech: Frans Timmermans, executive vice-president of the European Commission

• Key takeaways from the Battery Innovation Roadmap 2030: Christian Rosenkranz and Bernhard Riegel, EUROBAT

• Presentation on Energy Storage in Europe: Claudia Gamon, MEP

The webinar will conclude with a Q&A.

Registration details can be obtained from

SY moves office in New York

June 4, 2020: Sorfin Yoshimura relocated its New York office in May to: 135 Crossways Park Drive, Suite #405, Woodbury, NY 11797 USA

The telephone/email/website all remain as before.

Scott Fink, CEO of SY said “In terms of work, we are still operating remotely from several of our locations. However, we are hopeful that policies are being loosened in many of our geographies we have offices, and we expect to be much more active beginning in June.

“ Still, we remain cautious and focused on safety first and we will probably work with some rotation of personnel between the office and home for the majority of 2020.”

GreenSeal Alliance adds Royal Power

June 4, 2020: GreenSeal Alliance announced in early June it had welcomed Royal Power Solutions to the grouping. Royal Power offers a variety of products such as terminals, busbars and other components to help in the global trend of increased electrification.

Royal Power joins 20 other suppliers in the battery industry with a common objective, to promote and improve lead batteries throughout the world using GreenSeal Technology.