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Hitachi buys majority share of Italian lead-acid SLI firm

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 09:26 -- Xuan Zhong

Japanese firm Hitachi Chemicals has bought the majority share of lead-acid battery maker Fiamm.

The Italian company’s board of directors chose to sign an agreement allowing Hitachi to obtain 51% of the shares of FIAMM Energy Technology.

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Rocketing Chinese lead price, bad news or good news?

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:12 -- Xuan Zhong

Chinese battery producers have begun raising battery prices due to the rocketing cost of lead, which has climbed above ¥21,000 ($3,051)/ tonne, according to Shanghai Metal Market data.

Lead values jumped ¥5,600 ($814)/ tonne in November— with prices hitting the highest since April 28, 2008.

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Lead-acid battery tax to fund Californian toxic cleanup

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 07:42 -- Paul Crompton

A $2 ‘tax’ could be levied on every new lead-acid battery to help the pay for the cost of the cleanup of lead-polluted soil in California.

Manufacturers and customers buying lead-acid car batteries will have to pay $1 each under legislation sent to Governor Jerry Brown— who is set to make a decision on September 30th.

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Freezing weather boosts SLI battery sales in US

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 17:07 -- Ruth Williams
The extended cold weather in the US is killing starter batteries

Sales of lead-acid batteries in North America rose 15.2% in December 2013 following the extended period of cold weather.

Shipments of automotive batteries in December 2013 reached 12.2m, which is 15.2% higher than the figure for November.

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Global lead demand on the up

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 16:00 -- Ruth Williams

Global consumption of lead-acid batteries is leading to an increased demand for lead. A study by the International Lead Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) suggests that lead demand will increase 5% for the year 2013 and a further 4.6% in 2014.

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