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Hammond Group

Hammond wins BCI innovation award for its lead battery-boosting additive

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 09:29 -- Paul Crompton

Lead-acid additives firm Hammond Group has been awarded the 2021 BCI Innovation Award— the second time the US company has scooped the industry title. 

The award was presented to Hammond’s for its patent-pending lead silicate innovation, which enables batteries to achieve the benefits of reduced acid stratification without any of the downsides inherent to traditional solutions. 

The additive integrates with the lead oxide plate structure significantly increasing surface area. 

These “micro-sponges” trap the acid electrolyte and slow its release during charging. By reducing the rate of electrolyte outflow, the acid density gradient is minimised.

Battery Council International (BCI) presents the annual award to celebrate innovation in equipment, processes, services and products that advance the lead battery industry. 

The award was established in 2016 to honour industry thought leader, Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz, former CEO of East Penn Manufacturing Co. 

The Indiana, US-based company specialises in manufacturing technically-supported battery oxides, read leads, expanders and other specialty chemicals.

Terrence Murphy, chief executive officer of Hammond, said: “Hammond is honoured to again be recognised for its commitment to the lead battery industry and our commitment to enhancing this technology for advanced energy storage.

“We’re committed to this industry as a specialty chemical company and look forward to continuing to work with [the industry] in our combined efforts to continue to improve the most sustainable energy storage technology on the planet — lead batteries." 

Battery Council International received eight submissions for the Innovation Award

Roger Miksad, executive vice president of BCI, said: "We continue to be impressed with the innovations companies are creating to move the lead battery industry forward and we are eager to see the impact these advancements will have."

Abertax received an honourable mention for their submission.

Hammond first won the inaugural award in 2016 for its innovation and technical breakthrough that improves lead-acid battery charge acceptance and cycle life.

You can read BEST’s exclusive interview with Terry Murphy HERE

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The benefits of thinking ‘inside the box’: lead for the long run

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 14:28 -- Paul Crompton
Ray Goodearl, director, Global Accounts - Performance Additives

Unlocking lead-acid’s true potential will involve advances to the battery’s primary building blocks as company’s like Hammond Group ‘push the envelope’ to develop new innovations, writes the company's Ray Goodearl, director, Global Accounts - Performance Additives.

When I began my battery industry journey in the late 1980s, the idea never crossed my mind that I would spend the next thirty-plus years participating in an industry that impacts so many aspects of our day-to-day lives. 

This was truly beyond my comprehension. Over the last three decades, much has changed in the lead-acid battery.

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Hammond CEO Murphy joins BCI board

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Terry Murphy

Hammond Group chief Terry Murphy, has joined the board of Battery Council International (BCI).

Murphy (pictured), who joined Hammond’s board in 2011, is chairman, president and CEO of the lead-acid company.

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Ho joins Hammond as VP of R&D

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:17 -- News Editor
Ho joins Hammond as VP of R&D

The Hammond Group has appointed Dr Marvin Ho as VP of research and development.

Dr Ho is an electrochemist with more than 25 years of experience in energy storage technologies from in his work with the Trojan Battery Company and CSB Battery Technologies – now part of Hitachi Chemical Energy Technology Co.

 

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Hammond takes all at Asia Litharge

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 15:13 -- Paul Crompton
Hammond takes all at Asia Litharge

Hammond Group, Inc. (HGI), a global producer of lead oxides, Expanders, and specialty chemicals for lead-acid batteries, has acquired 100% ownership of Asia Litharge Sdn Bhd (ALSB), Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.

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