Batek Makina takes over formation firm Bertola 150 150 Batteries International

Batek Makina takes over formation firm Bertola

January 14, 2021: Batek Makina, the Turkish battery equipment manufacturer, signed the final take-over documents for its acquisition of Italian formation firm Bertola and its subsidiary Moran on January 14.…

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EUROBAT expands on response to proposed EU Batteries Regulation 150 150 Batteries International

EUROBAT expands on response to proposed EU Batteries Regulation

January 14, 2021: EUROBAT on January 7 issued an initial response to a proposal for what could be the most,  significant EU legislation on batteries since 2006, saying that broadly…

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East Penn wins Most Valuable Supplier for sixth consecutive year 150 150 Batteries International

East Penn wins Most Valuable Supplier for sixth consecutive year

January 14, 2021: East Penn has won the Most Valuable Supplier award for 2020 from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association for the sixth year in a row, as well…

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Residents’ anger over decision to overturn block on lead smelter 150 150 Batteries International

Residents’ anger over decision to overturn block on lead smelter

January 14, 2021: Residents at Hazelwood North, an industrial park near a farming community in Victoria, Australia, have reacted with shock over the state government’s decision earlier in January to…

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Battery associations release white paper to address ULAB recycling issues 150 150 Batteries International

Battery associations release white paper to address ULAB recycling issues

January 14, 2021: The World Economic Forum, in partnership with Pure Earth, the ILA and the Responsible Battery Coalition, in December released a white paper to address ‘the safe and…

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Chinese battery-making region forced to close because of new Covid-19 surge 150 150 Batteries International

Chinese battery-making region forced to close because of new Covid-19 surge

January 14, 2021: A new surge of coronavirus cases in the Chinese province of Hebei is having an impact on lead battery makers in the region, who stopped production between…

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Randy Hanschu July 24, 1952 – January 3, 2021 150 150 Batteries International

Randy Hanschu July 24, 1952 – January 3, 2021

January 14, 2021: It is with sadness that Batteries International has to announce that Randy Hanschu — known to almost two generations of US and international batterymen — died on January…

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California DTSC issues writ to recover Vernon clean-up costs 150 150 Batteries International

California DTSC issues writ to recover Vernon clean-up costs

January 14, 2021: The California Department of Toxic Substances Control on December 14 filed a sweeping court action against major battery firms for the cost of the clean-up of the…

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CBI promotes Niamh Owen-McLaughlin to comms and digital manager 150 150 Batteries International

CBI promotes Niamh Owen-McLaughlin to comms and digital manager

January 14, 2021: Niamh Owen-McLaughlin was promoted to communications and digital manager for the Consortium for Battery Innovation at the end of December. She was previously communications officer for the…

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Campine introduces new process for antimony extraction from ULABs 150 150 Batteries International

Campine introduces new process for antimony extraction from ULABs

January 14, 2021: Belgian recycling firm Campine said on January 11 it was expanding its activities with a process to extract antimony from older lead batteries which have far greater…

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