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Posted on : Jun 01, 2015
Global commodities traders are seeking new places in Asia to store billions of dollars worth of metals in a bid to drive down costs — a trend that also helps reduce scrutiny of their positions in the market. Traders who normally make money as middlemen shipping commodities around the world are i....
Posted on : May 29, 2015
Domestic secondary lead smelters are sharply mixed on lead price in China, Shanghai Metals Market survey finds.  Three of ten surveyed enterprises, including secondary lead producers and scrap battery trade Courtsey :
Posted on : May 27, 2015
  Apr. YoY (%) Jan.– Apr. YoY (%) Imports: ....
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Posted on : Apr 29, 2015
Target Regions (Asia Pacific, Japan, Middle East & Africa and Latin America) Lead Acid Battery Market Overview Target Regions lead acid battery market is projected to reach US$ 31,708.4 Million by 2020 at an estimated CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period. Lead acid battery is one among the olde....
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Posted on : Oct 30, 2014
Johnson Controls Inc. said Thursday its earnings tripled in the fourth quarter, amid record income in its automotive seats and interiors business. Wisconsin's largest company based on sales said net income rose to $309 million, or 46 cents a share, from $105 million, or 15 cents, a year ago. Sales rose 2.6% to $11 bil....
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Posted on : Oct 29, 2014
IBM, AT&T, and Sprint are refusing to export used lead batteries to Mexico for recycling due to pollution and health concerns in that country previously documented by Occupational Knowledge International (OK International) and Fronteras Comunes. The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and other media also exposed the ....
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Posted on : Oct 20, 2014
Global demand for refined lead metal will continue to exceed supply by a modest amount in both 2014 and 2015, the International Lead and Zinc Study Group said Monday, forecasting a deficit of 38,000 mt this year and 23,000 mt in 2015. Global demand for refined lead metal is forecast to rise by 1.4% to 11.33 million mt....
Posted on : Oct 20, 2014
Hindustan Zinc Ltd., India's lone integrated producer of zinc and lead, reported a higher net profit on increased sales and other income. The Udaipur, Rajasthan-based company posted a second-quarter net profit of Rs.2,183.52 crore or Rs.5.17 per share, rose by 33 percent from the Rs.1,640.25 crore or Rs.3.88 per share....
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Posted on : Sep 08, 2014
The Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) will focus on the affordable 48V ‘intelligent electrification’ of next generation hybrid vehicles at the 14th European Lead Battery Conference (14ELBC). This new class of hybrid aims to keep the cost down and the voltage below the critical 60 volt safety threshold.....
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Posted on : Sep 06, 2014
An industrial lead acid battery is an electronic storage device that contains lead electrodes along with diluted sulfuric acid, which acts as an electrolyte. Each cell in a lead acid battery generates electrical power of around two volts. Although lead acid batteries have very low energy-to-weight and energy-to-volume ratios,....
Posted on : Sep 05, 2014
LME lead started overnight at USD 2,213/mt in Asian trading hours, and then advanced to an intraday high of USD 2,239/mt after the European Central Bank announced measures to support the eurozone economy. The price of the soft metal later pulled back to finish up USD 19/mt at USD 2,228/mt, pressured by the US dollar index sur....
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Posted on : Aug 27, 2014
The proportion of lead acid batteries that are being used to meet waste portable battery recycling targets has continued its decline in the second quarter of 2014, figures published by the Environment Agency last week show. Data published in June covering the first quarter of the year showed that the ....
Posted on : Aug 19, 2014
US food maker H.J. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food products in China after a local watchdog said they contained excessive levels of lead, threatening to dent the company’s reputation in a country highly sensitive to food safety. Heinz said on Monday it had recalled four batches of a ....
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Posted on : Aug 18, 2014
Researchers at MIT have devised an environmentally-responsible process to recycle materials from discarded automotive lead-acid batteries to fabricate efficient organolead halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs)—a promising new large-scale and cost-competitive photovoltaic technology. The process simultaneously avoids the ....
Posted on : May 16, 2014
An announcement will be made today at regional Port Pirie in South Australia about the redevelopment proposal for the local smelter. ....