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CONTENTS OPINION

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Terry Murphy from Hammond argues that the way ahead for the industry is collaboration not competition

PRODUCT NEWS

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EnerSys launches Ironclad range into Europe • New Vyon materials safeguard from battery explosions • Maxwell reveals new supercap • Exide releases new range of stopstart batteries • Dreamweaver International launches line of nanofiber separators for supercapacitors • Mastervolt launches new marine battery Meet the Energy Attorney! David Roberts, former head of EnerDel 25

SPECIAL REPORT: PACKING AND TRANSPORT REGULATION

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The tangled joys of compliance It’s been a long time coming but the new ruling by the PHMSA will finally solve some of the regulations that have plagued battery packaging and transportation.

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Why compliant packaging matters

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What the battery industry needs to know about HM-224 F Bob Richard, a long-time US government expert discusses what the industry

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needs to know to package and transport batteries safely. The tangled joys of compliance with transport regulation and packaging 49

How to manage the hazards of managing the hazardous Interview with US firm CL Smith which has adapted their hazardous materials business to packaging and shipping for batteries. The long and sometimes heavy arm of the law

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The basic rules for air shipment 86 An overview of the regulations for shipping lithium-based batteries by air and the latest changes to the procedures.

NT CONFERENCE IN PRINT

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Welding embraces new generation of techniques

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EVENT REVIEWS & EVENT SECTION Allan Cooper: still battling for better batteries in better cars 121

Our comprehensive listing of the must-attend conferences and exhibitions (and others) around the world • The thrills and spills of ELBC recalled • 6th China Battery Fair • The Battery Show, Detroit

ADVERTISING DIRECTORY

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BATTERY HEROES

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In 2008 Allan Cooper was awarded the International Lead Medal for his exceptional contributions to the lead industry in the fields of metallurgy, production, and battery development, particularly in electric and hybrid electric vehicles. But the best is yet to come.

THE LAST WORD ELBC Edinburgh: heavy disguises couldn’t mask these eminences 126

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Are you me mate Mate (what’s in a name?) • Hole in one at the Battery Show • ELBC and sporrans • Fine dining with Abertax in Edinburgh • Romeo, Romeo wheerfore art thou and 2 feet tall too?

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Batteries International — issue 93  

UPS embracing the latest technology — The global implications for energy storage of the latest UK TSO report — The changing rules on transpo...

Batteries International — issue 93  

UPS embracing the latest technology — The global implications for energy storage of the latest UK TSO report — The changing rules on transpo...