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CONTENTS LEAD ACID — THE NEXT LEAP FORWARD The 17th Asian Battery Conference in Kuala Lumpur and the preceding 5th International Secondary Lead Conference —could well be the most popular lead events in Asia this side of the new millennium. In our special pre-conference guide — being updated and expanded two further times before the meetings — we look at the editorial agenda and interview many of the luminaries that will be presenting or chairing the sessions. In our next issue — released towards the end of August — we will also include profiles of two leading Asian firms, further details of the conference agenda, plus a look behind the scenes ahead of the meetings.

EDITORIAL

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Time to recognize that one size doesn’t fit all

No snogging please!

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What to see and where to go in Malaysia’s greatest city

VIEW FROM THE CHAIR A look at the major themes behind the conference and within its program

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WHY ABC?

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Why do people coming back to this, the most popular lead acid conference going?

PRESENTATIONS OVERVIEW

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A look at some of the best ABC speakers and the presentations they will deliver

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EXHIBITION GUIDE, 26-33 Our comprehensive listing of exhibitors in the main hall includes a full run down of sponsors of this pre-conference guide and an alphabetical and numerical list of which firm can be found —and where!

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Farid Ahmed: Fears for Lead presentation preview

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EDITORIAL Mike Halls • editor@batteriesinternational.com

One size doesn’t fit all Long ago when Toyota was not the automotive giant it later became, its chief executive wanted to make a push for selling its Corolla into emerging markets. The firm took the unusual step of tackling, so legend goes, Nigeria first. But rather than send in high level market research firms, focus groups and the like, Toyota reps were told to sit at traffic lights in downtown Lagos and Abuja and note the colours the people wore, how many people were to a vehicle, what the car carried. The result was a market success as pick-up trucks in a very exuberant set of colours sold in their thousands. For the fact is: one size doesn’t fit all. And if we try and push one template on the world it can backfire. To give another example, Mitsubishi decided, like many car makers, that Spanish words sounded exotic — distinguished, even. The result was the Mitsubishi Pajero. The cars ran off the assembly lines and sold well across Europe, Asia and the States. But they soon came a cropper in South America where a pajero is slang for a person that self-abuses. (The type that is said to make you go blind.) And this has a direct relevance to the battery industry and our attendance at events such as ABC. One size doesn’t fit all. The western model of how a battery should be made, distributed, marketed and sold doesn’t necessarily fit into the Asian world. Nor vice versa. Here, as attendees at the ABC, we have a chance for both sides of the industry — developed and developing world — to come together and understand the different processes at work. Moreover, we all know that this goes beyond a simplistic attention to detail or continuous improvement — things which are found in the

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genetic lifeblood of all good businesses around the world. The North American/European concept is to strive for a balance between cost and excellence in its products. But sometimes product excellence is not required. If you’re prepared to change a rather shoddy battery every couple of years but pay a fraction of the price, perhaps that’s a better situation to be in? In a rich society does the cost margin between an $80 battery and a $90 one matter so much. But in a poorer society the difference between a $30 one and a $90 one is a world of earnings. Moreover, in a poor country where a spent lead battery has value, there’s no need for a government incentive or programme to recycle it. “The recycling rate in most parts of developing Asia is 101%,” is one of the favourite quips of an ABC speaker. Oddly enough this balance between price and product used to be said about the difference between manufacturing in Europe and America. The European entrepreneur would invent the biro and sell a few of them for thousands of dollars while the American would sell millions of them for a few cents and a few cents of gain. And, of course, make the larger profit. The Asian Battery Conference is one of Batteries International’s favourite events. There is a flavour to the meetings that highlights a different set of needs, expectations and ambitions. For a global industry, it’s only right that Western battery manufacturing moves ever closer geographically to the markets it serves — but given the leaps in quality and in price now being seen in everything from separator technology to plate making, maybe this is the time for the West to learn some lessons from the East. Mike Halls, Editor

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17th ABC SHOW GUIDE While ABC will dominate our time in Kuala Lumpur, this remarkable city will surprise you in many ways writes Louise Wright.

Selamat Datang Ke Malaysia

— Welcome to Malaysia!

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uala Lumpur — literally “where two muddy rivers join” — is no longer the clump of huts when a few dozen Chinese tin miners founded the city in 1857. Today, KL is Malaysia’s largest city and home to some 7 million Malaysians, known locally as KLites. But despite the crowds be aware that the KLites are some of the friendliest in the world. Your average Malaysian, according to one Facebook survey had 230+ friends — the highest in the world. (The poor Japanese on the same survey had just 29.) The initial success of the tin mining industry, established it as a centre for trade. Provisions were exchanged for tin, and from these muddy waters — opulence and opportunity emerged.

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THINGS TO SEE AND DO

TO MAGNIFICENCE That said one only has to look at the ghastly Petronas Towers — once the tallest building in the world and certainly one of the ugliest — to realise that Malaysia is not a poor country. The site of the towers includes a huge aquarium, six-storey mall, science museum, art gallery, parklands… Not to mention the double-decker sky bridge, 175m above street level, which provides spectacular views of the city.

Time to enjoy the local electrolyte: a Selangor Sling, The SkyBar is a 10-minute walk from the Mandarin Oriental. The Menara Tower is about 20 minutes by taxi.

High fliers Talking of which, for those with a head for heights and an appetite for haute cuisine, try the revolving Menara Tower. At 282m above street level, Atmosphere 360 is Malaysia’s most vertiginous restaurant. As it turns, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the sprawling cityscape. Also in the clouds is the SkyBar — an award-winning restaurant and cocktail bar The SkyBar boasts the best (or worst if you like) views of the Petronas Towers.

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BOTANICAL BLISS: Perdana Botanical Garden Known locally as the Lake Gardens, there’s plenty on offer for those seeking refuge from the bustling city. Spanning 227 acres, the landscaped park acts as part of KL’s green lung. If you’re too exhausted to amble down the tree-lined boulevards, you can hire a Segway. The main features of Perdana include its Sunken Garden with its manicured hedges. There’s also the Orchid Garden, which holds over 800 species, and the Hibiscus Garden. Aside from the obvious appeal of its tearoom after a long walk, there’s a series of pools, lakes, and even a waterfall to enjoy. The garden is some 20 minutes away by taxi.


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THINGS TO SEE AND DO A IS FOR APHRODISIAC, B IS FOR BATTERY A little something for the weekend sir? A small tree, Tongkat Ali, is called Malay Viagra because it has shown to have a testosterone-like effect. Extracts are used in power drinks combined with coffee and ginseng. Also popular are the chewing of betel nuts, the dried seed of the Areca or Pinang palm tree. They are prized for their mildly narcotic and supposedly aphrodisiac qualities. Chewing it is said to freshen the breath, relax the mind, and stimulate passion.

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Hindus still account for 6% of the population. With your guide, you’ll explore their oldest Hindu temple, Sri Maka Mariamman, which has been a place of devotion since the 1870s. Next visit the Chinese, Chan See Shu Yuen temple is set within elaborately decorated, spacious courtyards. The tour continues through KL’s buzzing street markets. You’ll also have the chance to enjoy Malaysia’s national drink teh tarik, which is tea that is thrown across a distance of about a metre by Mamak men, from one cup to another, with no spillages. The idea is to let it cool down for customers, but it has become a Malaysian art form.

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• The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is their head of state, and one of few elected monarchs worldwide. The ceremonial installation of the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong was held this April. • Kuala Kangsar district office is the home of the last surviving rubber tree from the original batch brought by an Englishman Henry Ridley — known as ‘Mad Ridley’ — from London’s Kew Gardens in 1877. Odd to think that Malaysia ships almost a million tonnes of natural rubber a year, courtesy of ‘Mad Ridley’. • The biggest roundabout in the world is located at Putrajaya in Malaysia. It is 2.2 miles (3.5 km) in diameter

This tour offers a retrospective on KL’s more spiritual side, which is still a melting pot of different beliefs. Although now officially an Islamic state — two thirds of the population are Muslims — You’ll then be treated to an authentic dinner at The Old China Café to round off the evening. Tours start at 6pm and cost around $70 per person. The pickup and drop-off point is at the Mandarin Oriental.

NO SNOGGING

Batterymen beware! In 1997, the Malaysian state of Kelantan decreed that the lights would be kept on in all movie cinemas to deter people from kissing and cuddling.

• Malaysia is home to one of the world’s largest populations of king cobras (Ophiophagus Hannah). They are the world’s longest venomous snakes with lengths up to 6 metres. The longest known king cobra was kept captive at the London Zoo and grew to around 18.8 feet before being put down at the outbreak of World War II. • Malaysia is the only place in the world where the war against Communism was won. The 12year guerrilla warfare conducted by Communist forces was finally put down in 1960. This period was known as the Malayan Emergency

GETTING AROUND KL is a relatively easy to get around on public transport. The Hop-On Hop-Off bus service is a convenient way to travel, following a circular route — a day ticket costs RM25 ($6). The route includes many of the city’s attractions. KL train services include underground, overground and a monorail. These aren’t timetabled, but trains run frequently. Tickets are available at the entrance, and most staff speak English. Platforms are marked in English with the direction in which the train is headed. The central station is a 15 minute walk from the hotel. A tip for travellers — the train map is not posted at most stations. Make sure you’ve got it on your phone or carry a map! www.batteriesinternational.com

Manglish – A Beginner’s Guide Manglish — no not a language that only men can speak but English and Malay – but why not pepper your conversations with both languages… Good morning Selamat Pagi Good bye Selamat tinggal Yes Ya (as in posh yah) No Tidak Please Sila Thank you Terima kasih How much? g! You’re jokin

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VIEW FROM THE CHAIR

Typically modest,

As the organizers of the 17th Asian Battery Conference prepare for one of its most successful events ever, Mark Stevenson, its chairman, explains why he thinks it is so popular but plays down any hype around it potentially being the biggest ABC ever. Mark Stevenson, chairman of the Asian Battery Conference, is always wary about talking up the success and contribution that the ABC makes to the global batteries industry. Despite its continued growth and success as a conference, attracting notable speakers from all over the world, his view of what the conference is for and what it should do is relatively simple. “I don’t like to overcomplicate it or over-sell it,” Stevenson says. “I am not keen on using numbers of attendees as a reflection of success either. For me,

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it is just about putting on a regular, quality conference for people. When I took over as chairman 18 years ago, it was a fairly technical conference. “We have kept some of that aspect of it but it is also about the industry just getting together and making new friends and networking. There is a whole range of things that we can now offer around the exhibition that are good. It is about offering people a whole package.” But Stevenson cannot avoid discussing the event’s continued success completely. While the last event, held

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despite success

in Bangkok in 2015, was a success attracting a record attendance of 856 participants and 145 exhibitors, he anticipates growth this year. “Bangkok two years ago was a fantastic event but every year we aim to get better and really surprise delegates with what we offer,” he says. “The numbers are going very well again this year. It is not about breaking records for us because that is just one measurement of a good event but we are certainly delighted with the way things are shaping up so far this year.”

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The Melbourne-based batteries executive says attendance is looking good for the 17th Asian Battery Conference. Across the ABC and the International Secondary Lead Conference (ISLC), which targets lead producers, technical and environmental experts, equipment producers and suppliers in this part of the lead industry specifically, he is expecting as things stand, more than 800 delegates look likely to attend and he is anticipating 170 exhibitors, the maximum capacity the conference can take.

“The conference is effectively a world event with executives from many countries attending. It just happens to be in Asia. Most of the presentations and issues are — understandably — global in their nature.”

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And that is with some three months to go. Delegates can expect 75 speakers over the five days of the two events. “They are good numbers and I believe both events will be extremely well attended,” he says. “We have also had record numbers of papers come through for both the ABC and the ISLC. Interest in both events has definitely continued to increase.” He attributes this partly to the city

that is hosting the events in September. Kuala Lumpur is a fantastic place to visit, he says, and many attendees will be looking forward to visiting the city for the first time. Another reason for the growing popularity of the event is due to the efforts of the organizing committee to reinvent and revitalize the event in recent years. “We have increasingly looked to push out the boundaries of what people can expect. I think this philosophy has had a great deal to do with our continued success and growth,” Stevenson says. “The fact is that we always strive to get better,” he says. “We aim to always improve the programme, get better speakers in, make sure we have good entertainment and try and work with the best people wherever possible. “It used to be more of a dry, very technical conference but it has evolved a lot since its early days. It is now a rounded conference for the whole of the lead-acid batteries world. We try to cater for everything, whether you are a sales person, technical engineer or just want to meet and greet.” Another strand of this approach and desire to invigorate the event has involved efforts to get more young people involved in the event – or the new generation of battery entrepreneurs as Stevenson describes them. He also acknowledges that, while the ABC will continue to cover a multitude of themes and topics — ensuring there is something for everyone

HEAD: ANTICIPATED PRESENTATIONS AND THEMES Some 75 speakers will present at the ABC this year. Stevenson says it is hard to generalize about any themes that may be prominent this year but he does note that energy storage and carbon will be two notable themes. There are many speakers he is looking forward to hearing but specifically mentions two when pushed: Ray Kubis, chairman of Gridtential Energy, and Norbert Maleschitz, vice president of research & development for EMEA at Exide Europe. Kubis will discuss the emergence of major battery installations to accompany the electricity grid or the intermittent renewable generation of electricity on or off grids, which are starting to appear, in locations from California

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to Australia to Germany, and the new generation of efficient hybrid electric vehicles coming onto the market. He will explain that these emerging applications are accelerating the growth prospects in capacity and value of the batteries to be used world-wide and the implications of that. Maleschitz will discuss the generation of electric energy and how the related transmission and distribution system are undergoing significant changes. He will say that battery energy storage systems is one building block in the future energy system to tackle the related needs for both energy storage and dispatchable electric power. He will look at the implications of this globally.

Ray Kubis will discuss the emergence of major battery installations to accompany the electricity grid or the intermittent renewable generation of electricity on or off grids, which are starting to appear.

attending the event driven by the speakers — there are certain sectors of the industry which have been gathering momentum globally and increased interest in some of these specific themes may also be driving attendance. One of these notable themes is carbon; the other, and probably the biggest, is large scale energy storage. Stevenson says this is now a huge topic globally and a growing sector with investment pouring into many aspects of it. With a number of speakers covering this topic, this should help attendance of the ABC. “I know that a lot of conferences like to pick an overarching theme and revolve things around that. I prefer to ensure we cover many topics and allow speakers and delegates to dictate what is happening in the industry,” Stevenson says. “I prefer to mix things up and maybe be a little more eclectic. “But it is also true that sectors such as energy storage are very topical right now and to a certain extent a rising tide lifts all boats. I see the energy storage phenomenon as very significant and similar in some ways to the e-bike phenomenon in China. But this is certainly not an Asian thing — it is a global thing.” He also suggests that, while energy storage is being encouraged and backed by governments in various countries, thereby kick-starting ener-

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VIEW FROM THE CHAIR gy storage projects in many forms, its momentum will transcend that — and is relevant to every country on the planet. He says in China, for example, smaller businesses are starting to install their own systems linking solar cells and batteries. “It is not necessarily driven by government, it is driven by need, ” he says. This event has now become the preeminent conference in Asia and as things stand it looks as if that growth is going to continue. But Stevenson says that despite the name of the event and the fact it is always held in Asia, the conference is effectively a world event with executives from many countries attending. “It just happens to be in Asia,” he says. “Most of the presentations and issues are global in their nature.” “Any of the trends you see on the global stage are reflected in what is happening in Asia and people see great potential in this part of the world. To some extent we are seeing more companies from outside the region attend this event as they see it as a good way to network with Asian executives and better understand the dynamics in this part of the world. ” The origins of the ABC started in 1987 through an organization called the Zinc and Lead Asian Service, which was a collection of Australian and other Asian-based companies involved in smelting and related industries. Their main objective, he says, was to promote learning and education around the use of lead. The conference was launched in its current format in 1997. Many things have changes since then, Stevenson says. He is now looking forward to the biggest and most popular event the ABC has ever held — whatever the reasons for its growth and continued success.

To some extent we are seeing more companies from outside the region attend this event as they see it as a good way to network with Asian executives and better understand the dynamics in this part of the world. www.batteriesinternational.com

THE INTERNATIONAL SECONDARY LEAD CONFERENCE (ISLC) The International Secondary Lead Conference (ISLC), which targets lead producers, technical and environmental experts, equipment producers and suppliers in this part of the lead industry specifically, starts the Monday before the ABC opens. This will be the fifth time the conference has appeared. The first conference was held in Macau in September 2009, followed by Hyderabad in 2011, Singapore in 2013 and Bangkok 2015. This series of conferences has been well attended with the programs receiving much positive feedback from attendees including researchers, academia and end users and operators at plant level. “The aim of this conference is to share and increase knowledge over all segments of this vital industry, producing over 65% of the world’s lead supply,” says Stevenson.

“No other metal industry comes close to our mark. We will bring together all aspects of secondary lead smelting; discussing plant design, smelting regimes, refractories, burner design, slag formation and structures, pollution and environmental control amongst other presentations. “It is a further aim of the conference to open up for discussion all aspects of plant operations and control as to give not only operators, but people interested in secondary smelting a better understanding of the processes involved in the industry.” It will be opened by Andy Bush head of the ILA and who will deliver the welcome address and keynote speech, launching a multitude of other speakers talking on a wide range of subjects covering the world of secondary lead.

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WHY 17ABC? Pertinent talking points and networking: we asked delegates and speakers what are the attractions of the ABC.

Reasons to be cheerful (part 17) Stop-start technology, changing environmental regulations, developments in energy storage and the battle with lithium-ion batteries are just some of the topics attendees anticipate discussing at the Asian Battery Conference this year. Almost all were unequivocal in praising the quality of the meetings — which happens every two years — describing it as a must-attend event in Asia. Mark Boghe, who is responsible for the industrial segment of non-woven products in Europe and also coordinates the global battery business at Owens Corning, says he considers ABC the one event he cannot miss. “We see ABC as the most important conference in its field in Asia. We’ve participated several times and have always had good contacts with existing customers and new prospects,” he says. He says that though he is not completely up to date with the Asian market, he anticipates the topics will include the impact of environmental regulation, competition with other battery chemistries especially lithium-ion and the penetration of start/stop technology. In terms of which talks he will attend, Boghe says that his interest extends to presentations from battery manufacturers and start/stop applications. KD Merz, vice president of technology and a member of the executive board at Abertax Technologies, stresses his interest in energy storage and his belief that ABC will be a good place to discuss this. “Asia is an important market for energy storage technology and the ABC is the best conference in this area to meet customers,” Merz says. As such, he expects energy generation and storage to be some of the main topics covered at ABC. But he adds that he would be interested in any presentation covering “any new development in battery technology and in particular battery applications in the energy generation and storage sector”. Stuart McKenzie, chief executive of ArcActive, agrees that ABC is a great

place to meet industry participants explaining that its greatest value to him is the “side conversations” he ends up having with other delegates. He is keen to push at the conference the growing importance of Dynamic Charge Acceptance (DCA) and the progress ArcActive has made in this area, which he describes as “now accepted as a critical new battery attribute, which has become the new basis of competition”. Herbert Giess, a private consultant, will be a first time attendee to ABC, moving onto the event after first going to the International Secondary Lead Conference (ISLC) in the same venue. He believes that what he describes as the lead-acid versus lithium-ion “war” will probably be the biggest talking point. Angel Kirchev an R&D engineer and project manager at the Laboratory for Electrochemical Storage in the French Commission of Atomic and Alternative Energies (CEA), describes the event as a fantastic place to showcase the work his team has been doing and its implications. “It represents an excellent opportunity to present the work of our team and the potential of CEA-LITEN for international collaborations with industrial and academic partners from the domain of the energy storage located in the Asia and Pacific regions,” he says. He too sees the lead-acid versus lithium-ion dynamic as being a potential big discussion point especially in relation to the fast-growing energy storage markets. But he adds that a wide range of subjects will also be of interest since specific presentations on lead acid batteries are sparse at other events. “Since the lead-acid battery technology is discussed during very few major meetings of the industry and the academics, for me it won’t be too much to say that I am interested in the whole event,” he says. Dawn Heng, global strategic marketing director, Daramic, says his com-

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pany is the principal partner of the 2017 Asian Battery Conference and has been the main sponsor with ABC for last couple of years. He says this is because of the significant potential the company sees in the region. “We have a long-term commitment to Asia and recognize that there is strong demand for batteries and separators in this region. And, Daramic has had many firsts in Asia since we entered the region in 2000,” he says. Daramic, he says, is the only global battery separator manufacturer with local production capability to cover all key countries in Asia, the first to build a PE separator manufacturing plant in China and the first to launch an Asian Technical Centre with providing local R&D in Asia. “We want to share our latest technology and product to the battery partners in Asia to help them to improve the performance and we also want to hear their special challenges and needs — we don’t think we can just copy and paste from mature markets like the US or Europe! With the complexity of the lead-acid battery and separator, one size can’t be a fit for all,” he says. He believes the biggest general talking points will be the improvement on Start-Stop / EFB and other challenges to improve lead-acid battery performance.

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PRESENTATIONS Future lead battery demand: A tasty prospect, or is someone eating our lunch? Farid Ahmed to present

Fears for future lead

Farid Ahmed, principal analyst, lead markets at Wood Mackenzie, will present a paper which has the intriguing working title of ‘Future lead battery demand: a tasty prospect, or is someone eating our lunch?’ In his presentation, Ahmed will hit a potentially negative note as he speculates about the combination of factors that could lead to the sector shrinking in the future. “The demise of the lead battery has been predicted for decades, but will the combination of ever-tightening legislation, rival chemistries and new technology final sound the death knell for this venerable battery?” he asks. Many countries have announced ambitious plans to eradicate the internal combustion engine and compel new car buyers to go all-electric. The UK will be the fifth European lemming to rush to the cliff and ban new petrol or diesel cars. France had proposed the same thing a few weeks beforehand. Meanwhile, Norway and the Netherlands plan to achieve this by 2025. Germany wants to do away with 100% internal combustion-powered vehicles by 2030, as does India. Rather than pour scorn on the absurdity of the transport proposal — an uncosted plan on a lithium technology that is unproven and based on speculation over who’ll want electric cars anyway — the international press has swallowed these declarations of intent whole. “The common perception is that

EVs will decimate the market for lead although the reality is that EVs continue to use lead auxiliary batteries,” says Ahmed. “The key questions about EVs are: how much demand will be offset by their use of smaller lead batteries, and their rate of market penetration especially when growing EV numbers make subsidies less sustainable?” The adoption of 48V systems offers the prospect of improving efficiency and performance to meet regulators’ imperatives for reduced environmental impact from motor vehicles, says Ahmed. And while lead-acid can fulfil this potential, the industry needs to convince automakers that it can compete with lithium-ion. “Bipolar lead batteries could tip the balance in lead’s favour if recent developments come to fruition for mass market production, rivalling Li-ion in performance and winning in terms of recyclability and lifetime cost of ownership,” he says. Only the latest and best technology will be essential for lead to compete for market share in the fastest growing battery sector: industrial batteries. “Huge increases in global energy storage capacity will be required to meet impressive programmes for additional renewable power generation. The crucial question for lead is: can genuinely persuasive arguments that lead is best, win over negative sentiment and stop Li-ion eating the lion’s share of this feast of new business?” Ahmed says. Part of lead’s advantage for some sectors, he reckons, is the regional adoption of start-stop technology adoption. Interestingly, Ahmed’s presentation

follows a highly successful talk he gave at the Battery Council International conference in May in the US. In this he argued persuasively that the threat from alternative energy storage chemistries — most particularly lithium, of course — is both real but can be countered. “Lead batteries are an easy target as no politician will stand up in public to defend this industry — that would be a vote loser. Take the proposed Garcia legislation in California. The kindest thing you could say about it was that it was… misguided, and came too close for comfort,” he said. But, he continued, clearly legislators aren’t always strangers to logic and can be reasoned with. The Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Act, better known as AB2153, is an excellent example of how, under cohesive leadership of associations such as the BCI and ILA, the whole industry can reach solutions which would have been impossible for individual companies. “The same is true for the European End-of-Life Vehicle directive, which continues to grant only a temporary exemption from lead being banned completely for use in cars, including for the battery,” Ahmed said. “Again, a well reasoned, compelling argument put forward by a consortium led by the ILA and supported by the industry is showing positive signs that we will get continued exemption, with the next review not until 2021 — which is indeed a good result. “An adversarial approach is less effective than gentle persuasion and reasoned argument. Regulatory pressure is here to stay and we need to understand how to best work the system.”

“Future demand will be driven by growth in the Asian automotive sector, but that largely depends on China’s ability to sustain its rate of development. Can India evolve quickly enough to compensate for a Chinese economic slowdown? Or will the rapid progress of electric vehicles kill the automotive lead battery?”

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17ABC PREVIEW The huge range of subjects covered and the number of presentations available makes it difficult to chop

A selection of some of the presentations Standardizing testing for secondary batteries for renewable energy storage, Herbert Giess Herbert Giess, a private consultant, has been involved in lead-acid battery research, testing and customer-support activities since 1975. He is the leader of the WG3 working group of the IEC Technical Committee 21 that is responsible for formulating standards for stationary and motive power lead– acid batteries. In this capacity, Giess has guided the establishment of the IEC International Standards 61427-1 and 61427-2 that stipulate the general requirements and methods of test for secondary batteries for renewable energy storage in off-grid and on-grid applications, respectfully. Herbert is also an independent consultant for lead-acid battery research, testing and customer support activities. In his presentation, entitled IEC 61427-2: a standard for evaluating batteries for grid-connected energy storage duties, he will discuss the increasing amounts of renewable energy that are being fed from wind

and solar farms into the power grid, which makes it increasingly necessary to manage properly this influx so to maximize the energy harvesting and minimize disturbances to the frequency of the AC power transmission grid. He says that batteries are the prime candidates to store such energy efficiently and subsequently deliver it to the grid with an extremely fast response time and a minimum of induced frequency instabilities. In addition, batteries are also suitable for the management of peak power demands in industries and transportation networks and thereby will avoid high demand charge penalties and the necessary short-term start-up of power generation equipment that operates with fossil fuels. “The talk does address a worldwide issue of standardising tests for comparing electrochemical energy storage system batteries. As Asia is now gearing up to install more and more of such systems, a common test yardstick is highly desirable. The standard iEC 61427-2 can provide, if properly adhered to, proper comparison data,” Giess says. “The standard is battery chemistry agnostic ie you can finally compare the technical performance of leadacid, lithium ion, flow batteries, high temperature NaS batteries and the like.” While several battery chemistries are commercially available to perform such storage duty, next to local

The standard iEC 61427-2 can provide, if properly adhered to, proper comparison data. The standard is battery chemistry agnostic ie you can finally compare the technical performance of lead-acid, lithium ion, flow batteries, high temperature NaS batteries and the like,” — Herbert Giess, WG3 working group of the IEC Technical Committee 21 22 • Batteries International • 17th ABC Show Guide • Summer 2017

electricity tariffs, the success of battery energy storage also depends on the electrical performance and service endurance of the battery. A sound comparison between battery chemistries and designs offered in the market has, however, been hampered by the absence of a methodology to evaluate the candidates in a fair and efficient manner. He will explain in this presentation how IEC International Standards will allow battery systems to be compared and tested on a like for like basis. The presentation will describe the basic procedures for this testing and give examples of test data obtained with lead-acid batteries for selected application scenarios.

Alternative current collectors may extend battery life in Asia, Angel Kirchev, CEA Angel Kirchev an R&D engineer and project manager at the Laboratory for Electrochemical Storage in the French Commission of Atomic and Alternative Energies (CEA), will discuss at ABC on how the function, design and characteristic parameters of lead acid battery grids are being reviewed as a starting point towards the development of alternative current-collector designs. In a presentation called Alternative Current-Collector Technologies for Advanced Lead Acid batteries, he will explain that alternative currentcollector designs can be divided into several categories: grids with plastic cores, grids with copper or aluminium cores, titanium grids, currentcollectors based on conductive and www.batteriesinternational.com


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17ABC PREVIEW “The positions of the lead-acid batteries on the Asian markets for almost all types of energy storage including SLI, industrial, stationary and PV are probably strongest in Asia. But at the same time the life-time of lead-acid batteries in Asia is shorter due to the warmer climate in the most populated parts of the continent” — Angel Kirchev, CEA non-conductive fibres, carbon foam grids, and carbon honeycomb grids. The talk will address the technological routes to the manufacture of alternative grids, the stability of the used materials during battery operation, and the observed impact on both the characteristic parameters of the current-collector and the performance of the battery. Special attention is paid to bipolar lead acid batteries, where the technological challenges are exceptionally demanding. The presentation will have particular relevance to the Asian battery markets because while the region, he says, sits at the cutting edge of battery technology,

the life of many batteries is shorter because of the warmer climate. The development of alternative current collectors may go some way towards solving this problem. “The position of the lead-acid batteries on the Asian markets for almost all types of energy storage including SLI, industrial, stationary and PV are probably strongest in Asia. But at the same time the life-time of lead-acid batteries in Asia is shorter due to the warmer climate in the most populated parts of the continent,” Kirchev says. “Thus the development of alternative current collectors which may extend the lifetime of the battery

is very attractive. However, there are Asian countries with lower income of the population where the Capex aspects of the energy storage is crucial. In this case the alternative current collectors may bring cheaper lead-acid batteries throughout lead savings and partial replacement of the metallic lead with cheaper materials.” While the use of current collectors is nothing new, there are wider implications for the industry as improvements are made to the technology. “State of the art current collectors for pasted and tubular plates for leadacid batteries were first introduced more than a century ago. But since than these concepts are just refined technically,” he says. “My presentation will try to give an understanding how different R&D teams tried to go out of the box in terms of alternative current currant collectors during the last 15-20 years using new materials and concepts which may boost different aspects of the lead-acid battery electrochemistry — as well as to propose where to go and what to do from now.”

FEELING THE STRAIN – AN UPDATE ON THE PRICE OF LEAD

Neil Hawkes, lead analyst at CRU International, is using the working title “Feeling the strain – gauging the impact of tighter feed on refined lead production” for his ABC presentation, designed to cover trends and issues in the global lead market. Hawkes will track the dynamics that have moved the price of lead over the past 12 months explaining the peaks and troughs and the

underlying dynamics underpinning the industry in the process. He will highlight key developments in global lead production and provide some insight into how the future path of production might impact the future direction of lead prices. The slow but steady rise in lead prices since last summer took a dramatic turn in late 2016, with values leaping upwards to hit five-year highs, before inevitably retreating in the first half of 2017, Hawkes says. But he says this should not distract from other trends. “This lead price spike should not, however, distract from the underlying improvement underway from not only broader metal price drivers; but also improvements in lead’s own industry fundamentals,” Hawkes says. One key factor that will continue to drive lead prices in the late 2010s will

be the more erratic path of primary lead production. “Worldwide, tighter lead concentrate (mine) availability is starting to restrain the ability of primary smelters to fill fully the gap between lead demand and secondary lead supplies,” Hawkes says.  “However, the scale of the shortfall in primary lead supplies will be diluted by the importance of secondary supplies that will continue to steadily rise.  Everywhere, the main issue in lead recycling continues to be the fight between smelters for a share of the available scrap pool.  “On the primary supply side, all eyes are now on the response of polymetallic mines (typically producing lead alongside zinc and silver) to higher metal prices and lower treatment charges.”

“This lead price spike should not, however, distract from the underlying improvement underway from not only broader metal price drivers; but also improvements in lead’s own industry fundamentals” — Neil Hawkes, CRU

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Online battery management systems have been improved, KD Merz, Abertax KD Merz, vice president of technology and a member of the executive board at Abertax Technologies, will present a paper entitled ‘Online Battery Monitoring for any Battery Chemistry and Application’. He will detail advances made in the development of an online battery management system developed to provide necessary battery data via the internet in real time and in a manner that ensures a quality service when leasing and renting batteries for motive power applications. Merz says the development of such a system is much needed by parts of

the industry. “Battery monitoring and management has become more important for motive power and stand by applications alike. As service costs are increasing, the requirement has emerged for a reliable and wireless system to control the operation conditions and battery performance,” he says. “Such a system can prevent premature failure of batteries, increase the reliability of the battery operation are essential for any leasing or rental arrangements for batteries.” The acceptance of battery management systems are also supported by lithium batteries, as they have a greater requirement for BMS. “A BMS will become a common component for batteries as it improves the quality and safety of battery operation and saves cost in the end,” he says. Because of field experience, the integration of new features and an improved reporting system, the product has been enhanced for use in

A BREAKTHROUGH IN DYNAMIC CHARGE-ACCEPTANCE Stuart McKenzie, the chief executive of ArcActive, will present on the development by ArcActive of a carbon fibre based, negative electrode that has both very high dynamic charge-acceptance (DCA) and low water consumption. While auto manufacturers are demanding higher levels of DCA to improve the fuel economy of their cars, this must be achieved without accelerating any deleterious effects, such as water consumption. “This particular feature has posed a real challenge to the industry as the addition of fine carbon particles to improve DCA often comes at the expense of heightened water consumption,” says McKenzie. The issue is so important that some in the industry are forecasting that the market share of lead acid battery will drop to only a 20% market share (automotive) if the DCA problem is not resolved.” Batteries with ArcActive negatives have been through a full range of 12V automotive battery tests with excellent results. “While ArcActive electrodes require a novel pasting process for mass production, they can otherwise be manufactured on existing production lines. After a lengthy development

process, ArcActive is now poised for market entry,” he says. McKenzie says that this breakthrough by ArcActive is relevant to Asia because of the rapid growth of stop-start technology in so many markets. “With big growth expected in China, and Japan already significant — the move to micro-hybrids is global,” he says. “The big implication for the industry is that our technology will create winners and losers within the industry. It’s highly likely that OEM and aftermarket customers will head to this technology. It will also probably find applications outside of automotive ones.”

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solar applications and energy storage. The software is also compatible with any common battery chemistry ranging from lead-acid to lithium-ion to nickel–cadmium. “The presentation describes the innovative design of a wireless e2BMU version and the high flexibility it offers to ensure the capture of vital basic battery information through an internet website,” Merz says. “The battery data is continuously monitored, stored and analysed by dedicated software that is able to take automatically the necessary actions to ensure reliable and safe battery operation.”

Daramic: Our start-stop future A presentation by executives from Daramic including Joerg Deiters, who is the global technical service director at the firm, will focus on start-stop and enhanced flooded batteries (EFB), says Dawn Heng, global strategic marketing director, Daramic. “This is a hot topic in Asian market today. It began in Europe and was quickly adopted in Japan, but now we are seeing a potential boom in other key Asia markets, including China, Korea and other countries,” Heng says. Daramic has worked with major automotive OEMs in Europe and Asia to understand the needs, trends and the challenges in start-stop/EFB applications. “Especially for EFB, with the advantage of endurance at high temperature and a relatively lower cost structure versus AGM, the company has been able to make an early penetration in this market sector,” Heng says.

The benefits of glass non-woven pasting veils, Owens Corning Mark Boghe, in charge of the industrial segment of non-woven products in Europe and also coordinates the global battery business at Owens Corning, will deliver a paper at ABC, In this he argues that battery manufacturers can reduce costs by lowering the www.batteriesinternational.com


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“If one can reduce the amount of lead needed to make a battery we can reduce the overall consumption of lead. Similarly if battery life can be extended this makes this industry even more competitive” — Mark Boghe, Owens Corning amount of lead paste — or to extend the warranty period — by using LifeMat glass non-woven pasting veils developed by Owens Corning. In a paper entitled Design Possibilities When Using LifeMat Pasting Mat in the Production of Lead Acid Batteries, he will explain that, for decades, glass non-woven veils have needed to be used to prevent the shedding of positive active mass during the cycling of lead acid batteries. And throughout the world, the veils are included in the production of start-stop batteries. But additional testing and experience has shown that there are more benefits to be realized when employing the LifeMat glass non-woven pasting veils

developed by Owens Corning. The presentation demonstrates that there are also ways for regular SLI batteries to take advantage of the benefits offered my LifeMat technology. “Due to the very strong bonding of the glass veil to the active lead paste, the ‘running-in’ period of a battery is vastly shortened and the performance is stable from the first few cycles onwards,” Boghe says. “By contrast, a conventional (nonreinforced) battery will lose some performance during the early stages of cycling. Our findings suggest that the use of LifeMat technology may enable battery manufacturers to reduce cost

by lowering the amount of lead paste, or to extend the warranty period.” Boghe says his presentation will be relevant to the Asian markets because it is fast growing and the battery manufacturing equipment being used is new enough to allow the integration of this technology. “Asia is a fast growing market for SLI batteries and it’s our assessment this will continue to be like this for some time. The production equipment available is in general very recent, allowing the use/integration of products like our glass pasting mat. “Additionally, given the harsh climate conditions, there is an opportunity to improve the lifetime of standard SLI batteries and our product can help in this,” Boghe says. There could be other benefits for the wider industry. “If one can reduce the amount of lead needed to make a battery we can reduce the overall consumption of lead. Similarly if battery life can be extended this makes this industry even more competitive,” he says.

GTA Plastics to showcase battery cases at ABC for the first time After more than a decade in the battery casing industry, Dubai based company GTA Plastics is bringing its expertise and best in class products to the 17 Asian Battery Conference in Kuala Lumpur this September for the first time. Tying up as a licensee for the world’s largest clothes hanger manufacturer for supplying to major store in the U.S. & Europe since 2002, GTA started manufacturing hangers for the first time in Dubai. GTA then acquired a battery casing & buckets manufacturing facility to diversify its manufacturing portfolio in 2003. As the first company to start making battery casing in the entire Middle East, GTA has been able to ship an average of more than 100,000 units a month for the past three years throughout the region. The company supplies to major brands like Exide and Eternity Technologies from its manufacturing facilities in Dubai and extends

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its services globally from other strategically located facilities in Jordan, Kenya, Lesotho (South Africa), specifically to allow the company to ship products to the Middle East, Africa and Asia quicker and more efficiently. GTA Plastics aims to lead the market with its principles of customization, product innovation and proactive customer service. To guarantee of best in market, high quality products has led GTA to put its battery casings through a series of rigorous analysis that includes melt flow index, high voltage, ball drop and Izod impact testing. The company’s molding machines tonnage ranges from 130 to 650 ton,

and has an installed capacity of 5000 MT / annum, which is poised to increase in near future with the addition of products to its existing range that includes: Ns40, N50, Ns60, N70 & D23 under automotive 100% MF series. GTA is gearing up to add further MF series battery casing for new applications. It also plans to add SAN battery casing to the existing range of 6PzS, 5PzS, 4PzS, 3PzS, 3PzB & 2PzB under the traction application. Striving to work closely with its customers, GTA is also gearing up to setup its 5th unit in Ethiopia. GTA has been certified ISO 9001:2015 Certification by Intertek. GTA Plastics PO Box 18142, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 4 88 17166 / 88 17159 Fax: +971 4 88 14771 / 8817161

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machinery and automation systems. Tens of battery manufacturers around the world have already experienced the BATEK quality. We are proud to be part of the achievements of our customers.

MAC Engineering has supplied the lead acid battery industry with high quality downstream battery making equipment since 1965. We offer complete systems for feeding, pasting, flash drying and stacking any continuous or gravity cast plate making technology. From motorcycle and automotive batteries, to industrial and traction, we have equipment to handle any size of battery production. New equipment solutions are now available for punched grids. MAC also offers finishing line equipment for automated Cast on Strap, acid filling, leak testing, heat sealing and more. Contact us today for more information on what we can do for you. Contact details: Doug Bornas Tel: +1 269-925-3295 E-mail: dbornas@mac-eng.com www.mac-eng.com

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Batek designs and manufactures machinery for both the plate making and assembly departments of lead acid battery plants. Precision engineering is combined with experienced workmanship to build state of the art machinery to serve the battery industry. The production premises of the company are located in Istanbul, and contains all rudimentary advanced CNC manufacturing machineries and tools. Batek’s founders, who had been working for the battery manufacturing equipment industry for more than two decades, set up the company in 2002. Design, manufacturing, servicing and logistics are all carried out in this expanded plant. In all there are 50 skilled and motivated staff are putting their utmost effort to ensure best quality and servicing for our valuable customers.  Batek runs a sophisticated ERP system to ensure consistency in quality for all parts of the company’s business activities. We offer enveloping and stacking machines, cast-on-strap machines, assembly lines, container hole punchers. Besides this we offer, cast-grid plate making equipment, parting and brushing machines, acid fillers, battery palletizers, container depalletizers and custom

Contact details: Yunus Emre Mah. Iskenderpasa Cad. No: 21 Sancaktepe, Istanbul Turkey Tel: + 90216 484 80 44 (43,42,41) Fax: +90216 484 80 35 Email: batek@batekeng.com www.batekeng.com

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Sorfin Yoshimura is the largest independent trading company serving the worldwide lead acid battery industry. Sorfin Yoshimura has offices in the USA, Japan, China, France, and Brasil in addition to agency cooperation in several other countries around the world. We are a global company sourcing the best machinery, materials, and technical services for your battery factories specific needs. Sorfin Yoshimura offers our customers the benefit of our decades of lead acid battery industry experience.  We serve hundreds of customers throughout the world each year and customize our services for each and every factory.   We are constantly combing the world for the latest innovations in both materials and machinery; seeking to add vendors to our already vast network. When you choose Sorfin Yoshimura, you will quickly identify the unique combination of commercial savvy and engineering know-how that has enabled us to become the company that we are today.   We look forward for you to contact Sorfin Yoshimura, The Source of Power!

Sorfin Yoshimura NY Contact: Paul Fink, President email: sorfin@sorfin.com      Tel: + 1 516 802-4600 Fax: + 1 516 802-4601/4602 www.sorfinyoshimura.com                      Sorfin Yoshimura Tokyo   Contact: Tom Yoshimura, President email: tokyo@sorfin-yoshimura.jp Tel: + 81 03 5575-3111 Fax: + 81 03 5575-0826 Sorfin Yoshimura Qingdao Contact: Ms. Lisa Li; President email: qingdao@sorfin-yoshimura.cn Tel: + 86 532 8597-1191 Fax: + 86 532 8597-1192 Sorfin Yoshimura Europe Contact: Pierre de Costa Lobo email: paris@sorfin-yoshimura.fr Tel: + 33 01 7815-2715 Fax: + 33 01 7841-6778 Sorfin Yoshimura Brasil Ltda. Contact: Mr. Mauricio Ferrentini Email: saopaulo@sorfin.com.br Tel: +55 11 3152-2223 Fax: +55 11 3151-2225

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ABERTAX Technologies Ltd. was set up to research, design and produce innovative products. It started its operation by assisting bfs (Batterie Füllungs Systeme GmbH). Today we have a number of innovative patented products for use with the: • Battery Monitoring System (BMS, e2BMS) • Capacitive Level Sensors (CLS) • Gas Release Valves (GRS) • Magnetic Water Valve (MV) • Intelligent Battery (IB) All products are primarily aimed for use within the battery environment. Further in our range we offer Magnetic Valves (MV) for industrial cleaning machines and for Roof Tanks / Water Storage Tanks. Research and Development is an ongoing process with a team of electrical, electronic and chemical engineers with more than 25 years of experience in battery technology. Teamwork and collaboration ensures we deliver customer satisfaction which is the basis for our success. Contact details: Abertax Technologies Ltd. KW17A, Corradino Industrial Estate PLA3000, Paola, Malta TeL:: +356 23 678100 Fax: +356 21 808

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Contact details: +1 636 343 6112 info@bitrode.com www.bitrode.com

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BITRODE CORPORATION, a Sovema Company, is a leading manufacturer of battery charging and testing equipment with over 50 years of industry experience. By partnering with customers to integrate their unique requirements into each product, Bitrode is consistently able to meet the changing needs of a sophisticated market. The firm offers an extensive product line of formation and laboratory test equipment, userfriendly software and manufacturing automation tools appropriate to all battery applications and chemistries. The firm’s manufacturing and engineering facility is based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA with sales and support offices in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition, Bitrode cultivates relationships with industry sales and supply networks around the globe, providing all customers with timely and knowledgeable service. The firm’s focus on quality and commitment to providing superior technical support drives them to be the best full-service manufacturer of formation charging and test equipment for both large and small cell markets.

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Founded in 1969, SOVEMA is one of the most significant and diversified battery equipment manufacturers in the world, able to supply individual equipment for specific processing operations, as well as complete lines for the entire production cycle, using an integrated technological approach starting from the study of factory and departmental lay-out, through to product know-how and plant commissioning by specialized staff. In 2008 SOVEMA acquired BITRODE CORPORATION, the world’s most respected supplier of electric power conversions systems for EV/ HEV battery testing, as well as production and test systems used in the manufacturing of batteries; in 2011 SOVEMA set up “SOLITH” a new branch for Lithium-Ion battery machines development in Bologna. SOVEMA is implementing its equipment range more and more, as to improve its market leadership and serve any kind of energy storage manufacturers.

Eagle Oxide Services is a leader in the development, design and service of lead and lead oxide systems throughout the world. Their staff has real world oxide production experience that is used to create the best oxide manufacturing equipment on the market. With hundreds of systems installed in 25+ countries ranging from Ball Mills, Barton Reactors, Litharge and Red Lead Systems to Hammer Mills, lead melt pots, pneumatic and mechanical material conveying, Eagle will fulfill your manufacturing requirements from the simplest of needs to the most complex challenges. We are proud to announce that Eagle Oxide has received the JCI Shanghai China Outstanding Supplier Award. Contact details: EAGLE Oxide Services, 5605 West 74th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46278 USA Tel: +1 (317) 290-8485 Fax: +1 (317) 290-8766 Email: eaglesales@eagleoxide.com

Contact details: Tel: +39 045 633 5711 Web: www.sovema.it Email: sovema@sovema.it Fax:    +1 203 446 8015

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The WIRTZ group of companies provides global solutions to the world-wide battery manufacturing industry. With state-of-the-art equipment designed and developed by; WIRTZ (gravity-cast, continuously-cast and rolled, punched grid and plate production); OXMASTER (ball-mill and barton oxide production systems, and paste mixing equipment); LEKO (semi-automatic and high speed fully-automatic battery assembly lines); CONBRO (battery filling and formation plants); and BATTERYRECYCLING (turnkey battery breaking lead and plastic recycling systems, including paste desulphurisation). At BCI, WIRTZ will demonstrate their commitment to automatically control, and continuously improve critical process variables, in order to ensure that their resulting battery products are of the highest QUALITY, DURABILITY and PERFORMANCE.

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Contact details: Sorfin Yoshimura NY Contact: Paul Fink, President email: sorfin@sorfin.com      WIRTZ Manufacturing Company Inc.. 1105 Twenty-Fourth Street Port Huron, Michigan 48061-5006 USA Tel: +1 810 987 7600 Email; sales@wirtzusa.com

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Family owned and operated since 1938, Farmer Mold & Machine Works specializes in the design and manufacturing of any type of machinery, including battery assembly equipment, parts casting equipment, and plant automation and process engineering. Further, if you need something that’s not already in our current product line, Farmer can work with you to create custom machinery for your specific applications — whether a new technology or refining an existing process. Our portfolio of machinery not only sets the standard within the industry but is ever-growing. Plus, Farmer provides sales and support for acid dilution systems, plate curing ovens, and semiand fully automated material handling equipment to several industries worldwide. Our highly interactive and innovative approach to automated machine, tool and die, and mold design follows precise safety standards and utilizes the best materials to produce top-of-theline machines and equipment that are built to last in 24/7 environments. Contact details: Jim Gilmour +1 727.522.0515 jgilmour@farmermold.com www.farmermold.com

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Accumalux

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Hammond Group

Contact details: Bonnie Mescal, Customer Services Tel: +1 219 852-7223 email: bmescal@hmndgroup.com

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Hammond Expanders is the world’s leading developer and producer of pre-blended expanders for SLI/engine starting, valve regulated, motive power, standby power, hybrid/electric vehicle and solar/wind power applications. With locations in the USA, UK and Malaysia, Hammond Expanders has the ability to supply your battery company no matter where you may be located. Our expanders are custom packaged to provide you with the easiest introduction to your paste mix per a one bag per batch ratio. They are the most technically innovative and reliable available on the market; with decades of expander formulation and experience under our belt, rest assured that you are getting the highest quality product available.Also we have introduce our world leading new K2 range for today’s Partial State of Charge Applications.

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With more than a decade of experience in molding, GTA Plastics aims to lead the market with world class product quality accepted by major OEM’s globally. Its strategic location in Dubai enables shorter transit time to Middle East, Africa and the Asia region. Successfully completing sales of 4 million units for the battery industry in a span of 3 years, GTA is set to add a product range for truck and solar battery applications under its product portfolio. GTA’s craving to excel customers delight reflects its selection of raw material, stability in process parameters, strict quality standards & meeting stringent delivery schedules of its customers. With B20, B24, D26, D31 & D23 MF series battery casing under its belt, GTA is gearing up to add further MF series battery casing for new applications. It also plans to add SAN battery casing to the existing range of 6PzS, 5PzS, 4PzS, 3PzS, 3PzB & 2PzB under the traction application. Striving to work closely with its customers, GTA is also gearing up to set up its 5th unit in Ethiopia. GTA Plastics is synonymous with Quality, Performance and Reliability.

ACCUMALUX is a Luxembourgish company founded in 1976, specialized in plastic injection molding solutions for the battery industry. The company produces boxes, lids and accessories for SLI, traction and standby batteries. Our area of expertise covers the development and production of battery sets using a variety of plastic materials, but also the design and construction of molds for the automotive and other technical industries. With customer satisfaction at the heart of its concerns, ACCUMALUX strives for continuous innovation, development of new solutions and valueadding activities. With its largely automated production facilities in Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Russia, the ACCUMALUX Group supplies its high quality products to the major battery manufacturers throughout the world. We look forward to meeting you at the 17ABC to present our last innovative solutions, such as OPzS battery sets with clip system, MFL lids and heavy duty boxes with new flexible ribs.

Contact details: PO Box 18142, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 4 88 17166 Fax: +971 4 88 14771 E mail: sales@gtame.com Website: www.gtame.com

Contact details: ACCUMALUX S.A. B.P. 2153, L-1021 Luxembourg Tel: +352 36 70 62 Email: sales@accumalux.com Website: www.accumalux.com

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Contact details: Western Europe & South Africa Marcus Ulrich mulrich@entek.com +49 (40) 325 902 76

For more than 30 years, ENTEK has been an innovator and leading global designer and producer of microporous battery separators for lead-acid and lithium batteries. Our separators are used in lead-acid batteries for automobiles, golf carts and industrial applications, lithium-ion rechargeable and disposable lithium batteries.  We are a trusted supplier to leading battery makers in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Americas, and headquartered in Lebanon, Oregon USA, with facilities in the United Kingdom and Asia.   ENTEK was founded on the principle of being ‘the best supplier to our customers and the best customer to our suppliers’ and our focus on customer service has been key to our success.  Our capacity, technical field support, quality systems, logistics teams and local warehousing ensure our customers enjoy on-time and in-full reliability of supply.   We continuously invest to grow with our customers and offer the product customization our customers rely on for their success.

Eastern Europe & North Africa Steve Gerts sgerts@entek.com +44 (0) 191 268 5054 North & South America Greg Humphrey ghumphrey@entek.com +1 541 259 3901 Asia Christophe Thuet cthuet@entek.com +86 183 0211 9036

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Batteries International has been serving the energy storage and battery industry for almost 25 years and has come to be regarded as the definitive source of unbiased news reporting, taking an authoritative stance on all aspects of the business. Batteries International’s editorial team has a reputation for fairness, integrity and impartiality — it’s in the business of trying to serve the $30 billion energy storage industry rather than simply work it for its own good. The batteries business is in a state of flux. All the previous certainties are being challenged. Geographically, manufacturing has moved away from its traditional base in North America and Europe. The work horse of the industry — the lead acid battery — is increasingly being threatened by rapidly developing chemistries funded by governments trying to find out where they can domestic industries a new competitive edge. Batteries International is provided by independent publisher Mustard Seed Publishing. Contact details: 10 Temple Bar Business Park, Strettington, West Sussex, PO18 0TU, United Kingdom Phone: +44 (0) 7792 852 337 Web: www.batteriesinternational.com Email: publisher@batteriesinternational.com

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Engitec Technologies

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Entek International

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Froetek Plastic Technology (wuxi) Co., ltd Gang Li Industrial Co., Ltd. Gianni Mori Engineering

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Glatfelter Gernsbach GmbH

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Gold Star Battery Pvt Ltd

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B&F Technology Limited

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Golden Sunlight Power Equipment Technology Co.

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Battery Technology Source Co., Ltd Bernard Dumas

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Better (Xiamen) Power Technology Co.,Ltd

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Better (Xiamen) Power Technology Co.,Ltd

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Black Diamond Structures

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Booyeoung Engineering Co., Ltd. Borregaard S.E.A. Pet Ltd

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Cabot Corporation

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Changxin Jinrun Dazheng Machinery Co. Ltd.

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Chen Tech Electric

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Chongqing Yuanfeng Machinery Co.

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Chongqing Zaisheng Technology Corp.

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CMWTEC Technologie GmbH

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Goonvean Fibres Ltd

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GTA Plastics

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Guangzhou Baiwang Rubber Products Co., Ltd

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Hadi Offermann

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Hammond Group, Inc.

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Heraeus Battery Technology GmbH

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Heraeus Battery Technology GmbH

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Hofmann Power Solutions

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Hollingsworth & Vose (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

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Jiangsu Epoch Technology Co., Ltd

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Jiangsu Jinfan Power Technology Co.

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Jiangsu Sanhuan Industry & Commerce Co

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17TH ABC FLOORPLAN June Chen Mec. Co., Ltd.

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Sinoma Science & Technology Co., Ltd

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Kae Lii Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.

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Sistem Makina San. Tic. Ltd. Şti.

Källström Engineering Systems AB

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Sorfin Yoshimura LTD

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Kraft Powercon

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Kraft Powercon

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Suzhou Foberria Industry & Trading Co.

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Tahtong Vanguard Corporation

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Lien Ming Machinery Company (Taiwan)

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MAC ENGINEERING

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Tai Chang Trading Co., Ltd.

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Manika Moulds Pvt Ltd

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TBS Engineering Ltd

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Manika Moulds Pvt Ltd

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Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich GmbH & Co KG

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Tianchang yongchang fiberglass co., ltd

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Microporous GmbH

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Tiger Battery Membrane Technology Co., Ltd.

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Microporous GmbH

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UKB(Unikor Battery) CO.,LTD

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Moojin Service Co., Ltd

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O.M. Impianti S.r.l.

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Wuhan Hilans Automation Machine Co.

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OAK PRESS SOLUTIONS

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Wuxi Dahe High Ploymer Material Co., ltd

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Xiangyang Lham Precision Tech Co., Ltd.

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Orsaiec s.r.l. Owens Corning Composites (China) Co., Ltd.

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Yingkou Zhongjie Shida Separator Co., Ltd

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PENOX Group Gmbh

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Yucry Traffic Appliances Company

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PENOX Group Gmbh

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Pinco SA

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Zaozhuang Dongchang Glassfiber Industrial Co.,Ltd.

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Polyworld Sdn Bhd

46

Porex Technologies Sdn Bhd

14

Purple Products Pvt. Ltd.

L

Puyang Huitong Science And Technology Co., Ltd

126

Qingdao Green Energy Technologies Co., Ltd

114

Qingdao Green Energy Technologies Co., Ltd

121

Quanzhou Yazhi Machinery Co. Ltd.

31

Quasi-S Sdn Bhd

57

Rosendahl Nextrom GmbH

43

Rosendahl Nextrom GmbH

44

Shandong Jinkeli Power Sources Technology

64

Shandong Jiuli Industrial Group Co., Ltd.

16

Zesar M Zhejiang HaiYue Automation Machinery Co.,Ltd.

26

Zhejiang Hongda Special Rubber Products Co.

19

Zhejiang Landlong Industrial Co., Ltd

127

Zhejiang Pengsheng Paper Industry Co., Ltd

N

Zhongshan Shengyi Mechanical And Electrical Technology Co., Ltd. 125 Zibo Jinxin Polyester Gauntlet Factory

17

Shandong Province Shenxian Huayang Industrial Co. 18 Shandong Xinxu Group Corporation

112

Shenyang JUGU Equipment Manufacturing Co. Ltd. 128 Shingania Services

56

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Borregaard S.E.A. Pet Ltd

39

Jiangsu Sanhuan Industry & Commerce Co

2

VitaPro - ProPectin

40

Manika Moulds Pvt Ltd

3

Orsaiec s.r.l.

41

Manika Moulds Pvt Ltd

4

KGC Resources Sdh Bhd

42

Froetek Plastic Technology(wuxi) Co.,ltd

5

Gianni Mori Engineering

43

Rosendahl Nextrom GmbH

6 Akümsan

44

Rosendahl Nextrom GmbH

7

Yingkou Zhongjie Shida Separator Co., Ltd

45

B&F Technology Limited

8

Kraft Powercon

46

Polyworld Sdn Bhd

9

Kraft Powercon

47

Battery Technology Source Co., Ltd

10

Hadi Offermann

48

Glatfelter Gernsbach GmbH

11

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich GmbH & Co KG

49

Jayachandran Alloys (P) LTD

12

Gold Star Battery Pvt Ltd

50

June Chen Mec. Co., Ltd.

13

Jiangsu Dongshun New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

51

Heraeus Battery Technology GmbH

52

Entek International

14

Porex Technologies Sdn Bhd

53

Jiangsu Epoch Technology Co., Ltd

15

Alpha Beta Fiberglass Product Company

54

Jiangsu Jinfan Power Technology Co.

16

Shandong Jiuli Industrial Group Co., Ltd.

55

Pinco SA

17

Zibo Jinxin Polyester Gauntlet Factory

56

Shingania Services

18

Shandong Province Shenxian Huayang Industrial Co.

57

Quasi-S Sdn Bhd

19

Zhejiang Hongda Special Rubber Products Co.

58

Entek International

20

Wuhan Hilans Automation Machine Co.

59

Heraeus Battery Technology GmbH

21

Tahtong Vanguard Corporation

60

Tiger Battery Membrane Technology Co., Ltd.

22

Suzhou Foberria Industry & Trading Co.

61

Jayachandran Alloys (P) LTD

23

Tianchang yongchang fiberglass co., ltd

62

Associated Electrochemicals

24

OAK PRESS SOLUTIONS

63

Associated Electrochemicals

25

Hammond Group, Inc.

64

Shandong Jinkeli Power Sources Technology

26

Zhejiang HaiYue Automation Machinery Co.,Ltd.

65

WIRTZ MANUFACTURING CO., INC

27

UKB(Unikor Battery) CO.,LTD

66

WIRTZ MANUFACTURING CO., INC

67

CMWTEC Technologie GmbH

68

Sovema S.p.a.

69

Sovema S.p.a.

70

Jain Metal Rolling Mills

71

GTA Plastics

72

Black Diamond Structures

73

Eagle Oxide Services

74

Chongqing Zaisheng Technology Corp.

28 Inbatec 29 Digatron 30

TBS Engineering Ltd

31

Quanzhou Yazhi Machinery Co. Ltd.

32

MAC ENGINEERING

33

Sorfin Yoshimura LTD

34 EnerG2 35 Co-efficient 36

Sinoma Science & Technology Co., Ltd

37

Hofmann Power Solutions

38

Wuxi Dahe High Ploymer Material Co., ltd

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75 Daramic 76

Källström Engineering Systems AB

77

Jiangsu CEMT Energy Equipment Co.

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Microporous GmbH

118

Chongqing Yuanfeng Machinery Co.

79

O.M. Impianti S.r.l.

119

Chen Tech Electric

80

Ebc Korea Co., Ltd.

120

Unionsum International Industrial Co., Ltd.

81

Ebc Korea Co., Ltd.

121

Qingdao Green Energy Technologies Co., Ltd

82

Atomized Products Group

122

A S INDIA INC - M/s Alpha Solutions

83

Changxin Jinrun Dazheng Machinery Co. Ltd.

123

Booyeoung Engineering Co., Ltd.

84

Microporous GmbH

124

Guangzhou Baiwang Rubber Products Co., Ltd

85

Cabot Corporation

86

ACS LEAD TECH

125

Zhongshan Shengyi Mechanical And Electrical Technology Co., Ltd.

126

Puyang Huitong Science And Technology Co., Ltd

127

Zhejiang Landlong Industrial Co., Ltd

128

Shenyang JUGU Equipment Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

129

Ecobat Technologies Ltd.

130

Xiangyang Lham Precision Tech Co., Ltd.

A

Accuma S.p.a.

B

Moojin Service Co., Ltd

C

Moojin Service Co., Ltd

D

Nippon Sheet Glass Co.,Ltd.

E

Flow-Rite Controls

F

Abertax Technologies

G

Amer-sil Sa

H

Accuma S.p.a.

i

UNISEG Products

J

Firefly Battery

K

Sistem Makina San. Tic. Ltd. Şti.

L

Purple Products Pvt. Ltd.

87 Daramic 88

Kae Lii Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.

89

Tai Chang Trading Co., Ltd.

90

ACCUMALUX GROUP

91

Goonvean Fibres Ltd

92

Converted Products Inc.

93

Better (Xiamen) Power Technology Co.,Ltd

94

Better (Xiamen) Power Technology Co.,Ltd

95

International Thermal Systems LLC

96

Hollingsworth & Vose (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

97

PENOX Group Gmbh

98

Owens Corning Composites (China) Co., Ltd.

99

Accumation GmbH

100

Alfakutu Ve Plastik San. Tic. Ltd. Sti.

101

Anpei Enterprise Co.

102

Engitec Technologies

103

Alfakutu Ve Plastik San. Tic. Ltd. Sti.

104

Batek Makina Ltd

105

Batek Makina Ltd

106

PENOX Group Gmbh

107

Yucry Traffic Appliances Company

108

Termar S.R.L

109

Golden Sunlight Power Equipment Technology Co.

110

Gang Li Industrial Co., Ltd.

111

Zaozhuang Dongchang Glassfiber Industrial Co.,Ltd.

112

Shandong Xinxu Group Corporation

113

Lien Ming Machinery Company (Taiwan)

114

Qingdao Green Energy Technologies Co., Ltd

115

Bernard Dumas

116

Accurate Products

117

Accurate Products

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Zhejiang Pengsheng Paper Industry Co., Ltd

O

iQ Power

P

Eros Envirotech Private Ltd

Q

Jiangsu Dali Energy Saving Technology Co., LTD.

R

MSS India Pvt Ltd

S

FAAM Industrial batteries

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