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Environmental regulatory systems are inherently complex. Policies and agencies often find themselves at odds with each other, as they try to implement their own charters. This is certainly the case in the energy area, and particularly with battery power.Read More
Dr. Marvin Ho, V.P. Research & Development, will be presenting a paper on positive paste additives at the upcoming European Lead Battery Conference in Vienna, Austria.Read More
Gordon Beckley, V.P. Performance Additives & Chief Technical Officer, participated in a panel discussion on “Hot Issues in Lead Acid Manufacturing and Recycling in North America” along with Adam Muellerweiss (Johnson Controls), Dr. Stephen Clarke (Aqua Metals) and Dr. Boris Monahov (Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium) at the NAATBatt International Conference in San Antonio, Texas.Read More
Enqin Gao, Senior Staff Research Engineer, presented Hammond’s recent findings on tetrabasic lead-sulfate development in the positive paste during the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) meeting in Nanjing, China.Read More
On October 19, 2016, manufacturers, business leaders, and policymakers from across the state met in Indianapolis to honor those companies that have made outstanding contributions to the development of a healthy, dynamic environment in Indiana, and to the state’s overall economic well-being. Hammond Group, Inc. is excited to be among the select group of companies acknowledged at this first-of-its-kind event and honored to have been selected as an inductee into the newly created Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame.Read More
Gordon Beckley, V.P. Performance Additives & Chief Technical Officer, and Dr. Marvin Ho, V.P. Research & Develop, participated at the recent Asian Battery Conference (ABC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dr. Ho paper titled “Advanced Positive Additives for Lead-Acid Batteries” reviewed the benefits of paste additives to the positive active material to increase performance and cycle life.Read More
Hammond Group Inc. prides itself on generational employment.Read More
In an ALABC (Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium) report to the BCI Deep Cycling Committee, micro-hybrids were called “the choice of consumers”. Micro hybrid electric vehicles seem to represent the best compromise between desired fuel savings on one hand and affordability to the consumer on the other.Read More
HAMMOND — Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg said he wants to make venture capital money more available to attract and retain companies providing the type of higher income jobs seen at the Hammond Group, Inc.
Gregg spoke of the need to try to raise the per capita income levels of Hoosiers on Tuesday as he visited the Hammond Group’s Lead Battery Acid Laboratory.
Inspirational. Motivational. Just what the industry needs. Those were some of the comments that came flying back after East Penn’s Bob Flicker gave the keynote address at 15ELBC yesterday (Wednesday) morning.Read More
Additives are probably the hottest area of competition in the lead-acid sector. That competition is fierce. Can less than 1% of what seems like the remains of a campfire really make such a difference to battery performance and lifetime; graphites, graphenes, nanotubes common or garden soot? Additives such as these are absolutely critical with the advent of stop-start automotive technology.Read More
Hammond Group, Inc. (HGI) has been recognized by Battery Council International (BCI) as the 2016 Innovation Award winner for its advances in lead-acid (PbA) battery chemistry. This inaugural award honors the legacy of battery industry thought leader, Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz, former CEO of East Penn Manufacturing Co. Hammond’s innovation and technical breakthrough dramatically improves lead-acid (PbA) battery charge acceptance and cycle life – two key characteristics necessary for advanced applications including renewable energy storage and hybrid vehicles.Read More
Hammond Group, Inc. (HGI), established in 1930, plays a critical role in the global lead acid battery supply chain, with multiple locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia. HGI supplies battery oxides, specialty lead oxides, and tailored solutions for blended expander formulations. In 2015, we opened a state-of-the-art Lead Acid Battery Laboratory (LAB) at our Hammond facility. The new laboratory boasts more than 3,000 square feet dedicated to the testing and development of specialty additives in various applications for the lead acid (PbA) batteryRead More
Industry veteran Gordon C. Beckley has been named Vice President & Chief Technical Officer of Hammond Group, Inc. (HGI).Read More
Hammond Group, Inc. (HGI), a global producer of lead oxides, Expanders, and specialty chemicals for lead-acid batteries, is pleased to announce that it has acquired 100% ownership of Asia Litharge Sdn Bhd (ALSB), Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.Read More
Terry Murphy explains how a new generation of expanders has made it possible to create batteries that allow a high degree of charge acceptance while at a partial state of charge — a game changer in the way that lead acid batteries will be deployed in the coming years.Read More
There has been a media buzz in recent years touting lithium-ion battery technology as a “magic bullet” for all of our energy storage challenges. Upon closer inspection, however, it has been revealed that, while lithium-ion batteries have a number of strengths, there exist numerous applications where Li-ion may not be the optimal choice. Furthermore, research and development efforts at Hammond Group have produced advances in lead acid battery chemistry which allow this proven technology to succeed as a viable alternative to Li-ion in important markets.Read More
Johnson Controls, a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries, today honored 15 suppliers at its fourth annual Supplier Excellence Recognition awards ceremony. The company recognized its suppliers who have excelled in providing cost savings, quality, and leadership along with service and products which demonstrate values and objectives embraced by Johnson Controls.Read More