Following a major fire at its US operation in August 2001, Hammond Expanders has built major new lines along with a new research and test laboratory. As the lines come on stream this month, Editor Gerry Woolf paid a visit to see the operation.
None of us like to be undervalued. But in the lead acid battery industry, when all is said and done, negative plate expander is certainly that. It's the lowest cost ingredient in every SLI battery — but it makes all the difference to batteries functioning well (delivering sufficient cranking current) and those that will fail . . .