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South African firm tackling lead-acid battery thefts

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 09:43 -- Xuan Zhong
South African firm tackling lead-acid battery thefts

A mechanical locking device called a ‘Battery Boot’ is helping reduce the theft of lead-acid batteries in South Africa.

Aztec, an authorised NorthStar Battery distributor in Southern Africa, came up with the device to reduce the number of batteries being stolen from telecoms sites.

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US battery manufacturer to breath LiFePO4 into medical sector

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:26 -- Xuan Zhong
US battery manufacturer to breath LiFePO4 into medical sector

North American battery maker Ultralife Corporation is due to launch its latest lead-acid battery replacement next week.

The company will launch its latest LiFePO4 battery aimed at applications such as carts, wheelchairs, scooters, robotics and motor bots or uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems.

 
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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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