Integral Technologies, Advanced Battery Concepts form joint technology assessment program

The JTAP will evaluate the production readiness of bi‐polar batteries manufactured with ElectriPlast bi‐plate materials and processes.

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Integral Technologies Inc. (Bellingham, WA, US) and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp., and Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC, Clare, MI, US) have entered into a Joint Technology Assessment Program (JTAP) agreement.

The JTAP will involve the use of the ElectriPlast bi‐polar plate in the existing architecture of the ABC GreenSeal 12V battery, for the purpose of assessing the performance, efficacy and cost efficiency of Integral's ElectriPlast bi‐polar plate. The JTAP will evaluate the production readiness of bi‐polar batteries manufactured with ElectriPlast bi‐plate materials and processes, as well as measure key performance metrics including capacity, capacity at rate, high temperature stand loss and cycle life.

ABC's GreenSeal bi‐polar advanced lead acid batteries have been developed over the last five years and are protected with global patent coverage. ABC's GreenSeal technology reduces the lead content of a traditional lead acid battery by over 46% and batteries are fully recyclable in today's existing recycling system. ABC's GreenSeal batteries are ideal for a range of applications including SLI, traction, renewables, low speed EV, standby, marine, peak power shaving and many other applications.

"I always love to see new technologies coming into the lead‐acid battery space," said Edward Shaffer, CEO and founder of Advanced Battery Concepts. "I am a firm believer that the bi‐polar battery is the lead‐acid battery of the future. We prototyped a battery a few months ago with ElectriPlast bi‐polar plates and we are very keen to explore their full potential. The JTAP will allow us to fully explore ElectriPlast's bi‐plate technology to assess its suitability for inclusion within our bi‐polar battery for specific applications. It is an exciting time to be working on novel bi‐polar solutions for the lead acid battery industry."

"ElectriPlast offers an alternative bi‐polar plate design based on a plate core made of highly conductive loaded resins and with metal/lead covered surfaces," said Slobodan "Bob" Pavlovic, vice president of engineering of ElectriPlast Corp., who directs material research, product development and design initiatives for the company. "The molding process for our bi‐polar plate allows the flexibility to produce a nearly unlimited number of 3D shapes and sizes, which allow the bi‐polar plate and integral structures to be executed in any desired embodiment. This flexibility allows us to fit our ElectriPlast bi‐polar plate into the existing ABC 12V bi‐polar battery which is the perfect platform for the evaluation of our technology via direct comparison with their state of the art product."