US lead battery maker East Penn said its range of transportation batteries has been validated by certification company Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for an allocation of 98% recycled material. It claimed this is the highest UL recycled content validation for batteries in the world.
East Penn submitted its full transportation product line for evaluation to UL’s 2809 environmental claim validation procedure. This determines the amount of recycled content in products.
It said: “The validation also speaks to the efficiency and integrity of a supply chain and represents the commitment manufacturers made to product circularity and environmental stewardship.”
Separately, UL Solutions announced the opening of its Korea advanced battery laboratory. It is located in Pyeongtaek, a key electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing hub in South Korea.
Jeff Smidt, UL’s senior vice president of industrial testing, inspection and certification, said it will sit alongside the world’s top automotive and EV battery product manufacturers.
The tests offered at the new laboratory will follow industry-leading standards, including UL and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards, United Nations (UN) goals and initiatives, and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standards, it said.