East Penn Manufacturing
East Penn Manufacturing has signed a commercial arrangement with New Zealand-based ArcActive to further develop carbon fibre electrode technology for lead batteries.
East Penn chief operations officer Bob Flicker (pictured) said the move will allow the lead-acid producer to “scale up the manufacture and testing of batteries” using ArcActive’s electrodes.
Two US lead battery firms are working with the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory to accelerate research into enhancing the technology’s performance.
Lead recyclers RSR Technologies and battery makers East Penn Manufacturing will use Argonne’s state-of-the-art analytic technologies to investigate the fundamental transport processes in lead batteries.
Lead-acid firm East Penn Manufacturing is moving with the times as it looks to reclassify itself as an energy storage company— including embracing lithium-ion technology.
The company’s CEO Daniel Langdon spoke of the new ‘mindset’ during an interview with the Reading Eagle Business Weekly newspaper from where the company is headquartered.