Pb2017: A look back, a look forward Batteries International

Pb2017: A look back, a look forward

July 6, 2017: The International Lead Association held its 20th conference (Pb2017) last week in Berlin with a series of presentations showing yet again that the future of lead is…

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Lead battery maker Monbat buys German lithium-ion firms Batteries International

Lead battery maker Monbat buys German lithium-ion firms

July 6, 2017: Bulgarian lead-acid battery manufacturer Monbat has bought two lithium battery firms — Gaia Akkumulatorenwerke and EAS Germany — in Germany, the firm confirmed on June 26 to…

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EnerSys launches new range of forklift battery chargers Batteries International

EnerSys launches new range of forklift battery chargers

July 6, 2017: The European arm of EnerSys, the reserve and motive power battery manufacturer, has added a new range of onboard chargers to its portfolio, the company announced in…

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Former JCI and Exide director takes new role at Flow-Rite Controls Batteries International

Former JCI and Exide director takes new role at Flow-Rite Controls

July 6, 2017: Flow-Rite Controls, the US-based designer and manufacturer of fluid control devices for lead-acid batteries, announced the appointment of Michael Leonard as sales and marketing director on June…

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German utility announces plans for world’s biggest battery Batteries International

German utility announces plans for world’s biggest battery

July 6, 2017: German utility Ewe Gasspeicher announced plans on June 27 to build what it says could be the biggest battery in the world, to be housed in underground…

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Midac snaps up Swedish traction battery marketing firm Batteries International

Midac snaps up Swedish traction battery marketing firm

July 6, 2017: Midac, the Italian automotive, motive and stationary battery manufacturer, bought the traction battery marketing and sales company Batteriunion i Järfälla on June 12. Batteriunion is part of…

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Lead industry calls on EU to implement lower blood level limits for workers Batteries International

Lead industry calls on EU to implement lower blood level limits for workers

July 6, 2017: The ILA and EUROBAT have called on the European Union to decrease the allowable lead levels permitted in blood for workers in the lead industry. In a…

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First UltraBattery installed in Thailand to begin operating next month Batteries International

First UltraBattery installed in Thailand to begin operating next month

June 22, 2017: Thailand’s first project to use the lead/supercapacitor technology of the UltraBattery from Furukawa Battery will begin operating in July, the LABAT conference in Bulgaria was told last…

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High-purity metals firm opens three production lines for 99.98% pure nickel Batteries International

High-purity metals firm opens three production lines for 99.98% pure nickel

June 22, 2017: Three production lines for manufacturing high-purity nickel plate, strip and wire for use in batteries and supercapacitors were opened by Hpulcas GmbH, a new producer of high-purity…

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Saltwater battery firm Aquion snapped up by Chinese Titans at auction Batteries International

Saltwater battery firm Aquion snapped up by Chinese Titans at auction

June 22, 2017: The bankrupt saltwater battery firm Aquion Energy was bought for $9.8 million by Juline-Titans, an investment holding company affiliated to the China Titans Energy Technology Group (pictured),…

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