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Eurometaux blog on ALABC and advanced lead batteries published - 20/06/2016

A blog published by Eurometaux, the European Association of Metals, sets out how innovation in lead batteries is delivering solutions to dramtically reduce carbon emissions … Continue Reading

48V mild-hybrids with advanced lead batteries predicted to be the most cost effective way to meet fuel economy targets - 15/06/2016

Current mild-hybrid vehicle projects, in partnership with Ford and Hyundai/Kia, that utilize an advanced 48V lead-carbon battery, look set to play an important role in … Continue Reading

ILA appoints Senior Scientist - Health - 08/06/2016

Cris Williams has been appointed as ILA’s new Senior Scientist - Health with responsibility for providing in depth expertise on toxicological science associated with lead … Continue Reading

ILA and ALABC spread the word on new programm at BCI Convention - 03/05/2016

News on the progress of the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consoritum's (ALABC) new three-year program is being spread this week at the annual Battery Council … Continue Reading

Find out more on lead batteries for energy storage at this year's biggest lead battery conference - 13/04/2016

The potential for a huge increase in the market for energy storage systems is an opportunity that lead batteries cannot afford to miss,.

At this year's … Continue Reading

Life cycle assessment shows the environmental benefits of using advanced lead batteries - 15/03/2016

A paper by ILA that evaluates the environmental impacts of the manufacture and use of lead products, has highlighted the benefits of advanced lead batteries.

The … Continue Reading

Lead and lead battery industries join forces to initiate pro-lead battery campaign for Europe and North America - 11/02/2016

The International Lead Association (ILA), EUROBAT, Battery Council International (BCI), and Association of Battery Recyclers (ABR) have announced the formation of a new strategic alliance. … Continue Reading

International Lead Association strengthens partnerships to ensure lead batteries are the future product of choice - 10/02/2016

As part of a reorganisation of associations supporting the global lead industry, the International Lead Association has taken responsibility for the management of the Advanced … Continue Reading

Filipino company joins ILA - 01/02/2016

We are pleased to report that Ecoglobal Inc has joined ILA. The company, based in Manila, collects, transports and recycles lead-acid batteries (ULABs) in … Continue Reading

Sponsorship opportunities at 15th European Lead Battery Conference 2016 - 15/01/2016

Raise your company's profile at the most important lead battery conference in 2016.

A limited number of sponsorship packages are available for companies attending this … Continue Reading

Lisa Allen joins ILA as REACH Consortium Manager - 05/01/2016

Lisa Allen has been appointed as the new Lead REACH Consortium Manager. In her role at the International Lead Association she will be responsible for … Continue Reading

Leaflet warns of risks lithium-ion batteries pose to safety for the lead battery recycling industry - 14/12/2015

An information leaflet setting out the dangers of lithium-ion batteries entering the lead battery recycling process has been published.

The warning, which will be distributed to … Continue Reading

Making the lead battery the product of choice needs strong industry partnerships, says ILA Managing Director - 30/09/2015

The lead and lead battery industries must work together more closely if the lead battery is to remain the product of choice for consumers and … Continue Reading

ALABC pioneer recognised with International Lead Award - 18/09/2015

Bob Nelson, a pioneer in the work of the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) has been awarded this year’s International Lead Award.

Each year the … Continue Reading

ILA sets out the sustainability credentials of lead in article for prestigious international journal - 18/08/2015

Lead-based batteries can be a part of the solution to the sustainability challenges society faces, according to the International Lead Association (ILA).

In a paper in … Continue Reading

Lead battery consortium lists achievements of three year research programme 2013-15 - 19/05/2015

The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) has published a factsheet on the benefits to industry of its three-year research programme 2013-15. The 2013-15 ALABC programme … Continue Reading

Improved communications, further innovation in lead batteries and proportionate regulation will help the lead industry secure a successful future - ILA International Lead Conference 2015 - 08/05/2015

A clear and focused global programme led by the International Lead Association (ILA) will help create the conditions needed for lead producing companies to thrive … Continue Reading

Launch of voluntary target to reduce exposure to lead will give added protection for industry workers - 22/04/2015

Lead producers and miners have taken action to protect workers by introducing voluntary targets to reduce exposure to lead that go beyond current international regulations.

The … Continue Reading

Industry coalition recommends better regulation for chemicals management to boost EU competitiveness - 25/03/2015

The EU Commission has been asked to reconsider how effective the REACH Authorisation process is for the management of a range of chemical substances that … Continue Reading

More than 100 delegates now confirmed for ILA International Lead Conference - 18/03/2015

The 19th International Lead Conference (Pb2015) now has more than 100 delegates, from more than 50 companies, due to attend in Lisbon, 22-24 April.

The conference … Continue Reading

New computer tool will help assess the toxic effects of lead on freshwater organisms - 09/03/2015

A free-to-use computer model that helps regulators and industry ensure that rivers, lakes and streams are protected from the potential risks of lead has been … Continue Reading

Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium takes the industry into new frontiers of research - 27/01/2015

The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) aims to take technology forward to levels of performance that will ensure lead batteries remain the battery of … Continue Reading

Four key themes at 19th International Lead Conference, April 2015 - 27/01/2015

With the early bird rate deadline (20 February) fast approaching for the 19th International Lead Conference (Pb2015) ILA Managing Director, Dr Andy Bush, has identified four … Continue Reading

19th International Lead Conference - Registration Open - 12/01/2015

19th International Lead Conference Lisbon, 22-24 April 2015 


Registration is now open for the International Lead Conference (Pb2015) and the ILA … Continue Reading

ILA to host second Lead Occupational Exposure Management Workshop in 2015 - 17/12/2014

After its successful workshop at Pb2013, the International Lead Association has announced it is to host the second Lead Occupational Exposure Workshop, in Lisbon, prior … Continue Reading

First announcement for speakers and presentations at Pb2015 - 12/12/2014

The International Lead Association has confirmed its programme for the the 19th International Lead Conference (Pb2015), which will be held in Lisbon, Portuagal, 22-24 April … Continue Reading

ALABC workshop discusses innovation in advanced lead batterires - 24/11/2014

The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) has held its first technical lead battery workshop in North America to discuss advances in technology for current … Continue Reading

ILA member Doe Run publishes its latest sustainability report - 20/11/2014

The Doe Run Company released its latest sustainability report entitled Stewardship Integrity Commitment, which documents company priorities and challenges as it works to balance … Continue Reading

Almost 100% of used lead-based vehicle batteries in the EU are collected and recycled, according to new study - 04/11/2014

A new study shows that virtually all lead-based automotive batteries that have come to the end of their useful life are collected and recycled in … Continue Reading

ILA International Lead Conference set for Lisbon in 2015 - 21/10/2014

ILA has announced that the 19th International Lead Conference (Pb2015) will take place on 22-24 April 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.  The event, organised by ILA, … Continue Reading

Thriving markets and future prospects are hot topics at the 14th European Lead Battery Conference - 22/09/2014

The continuing success of lead battery products and the potential for new markets was among the encouraging news for delegates … Continue Reading

ILA to play vital role supporting the lead battery industry - Batteries International - 15/09/2014

The International Lead Association (ILA) has put promoting the many benefits of lead batteries high on its agenda over the coming years. In an artilce published … Continue Reading

Industry veterans honoured with the International Lead Award - 11/09/2014

Dick Amistadi and Michael Mayer have been honoured with the International Lead Award for a lifetime of service to the lead industry.

For the first time … Continue Reading

Lead batteries need lengthy exemption from ELV Directive to ensure continued investment, says ILA - 11/09/2014

International Lead Association Managing Director, Dr Andy Bush, has called for a lengthy … Continue Reading

ILA-sponsored Life Cycle Assessments demonstrate the sustainability credentials of lead - 01/08/2014

New studies commissioned by the International  Lead Association (ILA) have given greater insight into the  environmental profile of lead-based products across their entire life cycle.

As … Continue Reading

Innovation and the essential uses of lead mean future demand is assured - Metal Bulletin - 31/07/2014

Future demand for lead is assured and it will be needed more than ever to support the growing market for energy storage solutions, according to … Continue Reading

Article on the lead recycling success story appears in Metal Bulletin - 09/06/2014

An article in the May edition of Metal Bulletin looks at how lead metal has become one of the most recycled commodities in the world … Continue Reading

ILA promotes the sustainability of lead at EU Green Week - 04/06/2014

The International Lead Association will be represented at the exhibition for EU Green Week, Europe’s biggest annual conference on environment … Continue Reading

New study confirms importance of lead-based battery technologies in automobile applications - 22/05/2014

The International Lead Association (ILA) has welcomed a new study by Europe’s automotive and battery industry which concludes that lead-based batteries will by necessity remain … Continue Reading

Annual Review 2013 highlights ILA support for a sustainable global lead industry - 01/05/2014

The ILA Annual Review 2013, which has just been published, shows in detail how the International Lead Association has served the lead industry in … Continue Reading

Keynote Speaker Announced for European Lead Battery Conference in September - 15/04/2014

The theme of this year's 14th European Lead Battery Conference (14ELBC), in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 9-12 September, is Towards Better Energy Storage Sustainability with … Continue Reading

Programme finalised for the European Lead Battery Conference - 13/03/2014

The 14th European Lead Battery Conference (14ELBC), Europe’s leading lead battery conference, has announced its programme and opened registration for delegates.  

Organised by the International … Continue Reading

Leading human health expert retires from the International Lead Zinc Research Organization - 14/01/2014

Dr Craig Boreiko, Scientific Programs Director at the International Lead Zinc Research Organization (ILZRO) has retired after 25 years of service as the global lead … Continue Reading

International Lead Association and ILA-Europe appoint new chairmen - 02/12/2013

Following the announcement that Martin Boddy, Chairman of both ILA and ILA-Europe is stepping down from both roles, two new chairman have been appointed in … Continue Reading

ILA sets out its priorities in Batteries International article - 13/11/2013

The lead industry must deliver continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety performance to build trust according to Dr Andy Bush, ILA Managing Director in the Autumn … Continue Reading

New agreement signals closer co-operation between ILA and the Chinese lead industry - 05/11/2013

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the International Lead Association (ILA) and the Chinese Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA) aims to support and … Continue Reading

Lead-based battery technologies are sustainable for the long-term, says new study - 24/10/2013

There are no concerns about the availability of raw materials or the security of supply for lead-based batteries for the foreseeable future, according to a … Continue Reading

ILA research makes an important contribution to the protection of freshwater environments - 02/10/2013

One of the most important environmental research projects in recent years, conducted on behalf of the lead industry by the International Lead Association (ILA), is … Continue Reading

International experts work with India lead industry to promote good practice at lead battery recycling plants - 01/10/2013

Experts in occupational health and safety practices have completed two successful training missions to India where they worked alongside the domestic lead industry to promote … Continue Reading

Lead industry adds to Guidance Notes series for improving risk management - 20/09/2013

The International Lead Association (ILA) has added to its improvement programme on risk management and responsible care with the publication of a freely-available new guide … Continue Reading

International Lead Award for Brian Wilson recognises ILMC contribution to environmental stewardship - 12/09/2013

The important role of environmental stewardship has been recognised in this year’s International Lead Award with the honour going to Brian Wilson of … Continue Reading

Lead industry sponsored research helps improve regulations to protect European freshwater environments - 31/07/2013

Ground-breaking research funded over several years by the International Lead Association (ILA) has helped to shape important changes to the EU’s regulations on water quality … Continue Reading

International Lead Conference proceedings now on sale - 18/07/2013

Copies of the presentations during the ILA's 18th International Lead Conference (Pb2013) are now on sale and are available electronically.  

Delegates to the conference, … Continue Reading

Lead industry contribution to a sustainable future is key theme at record-breaking ILA conference - 05/07/2013

Delegates to the 18th International Lead Conference (Pb2013), in Prague, heard how lead and its products are making a significant contribution to a sustainable … Continue Reading

Lead industry demonstrates continuous improvements in reducing employee blood lead levels - 04/07/2013

Lead exposure to workers in the European and North American lead industry is well managed and reductions continue to be recorded, according to newly released … Continue Reading

EU must recognise lead industry role in a sustainable European economy, says ILA - 17/06/2013

The International Lead Association (ILA) has called for greater support from EU institutions for the vital role that the lead industry and its downstream users … Continue Reading

Landmark endurance test for lead-carbon batteries in a hybrid electric vehicle - 10/06/2013

Lead-carbon batteries used in hybrid electric vehicles have passed a rigorous test of their durability with flying colours.

A Honda Civic Hybrid (HEV) with lead-carbon Ultrabattery … Continue Reading

Annual Review 2012 reflects increased ILA role in regulation, science, sustainability and product development - 14/05/2013

ILA’s Annual Review 2012, illustrating the sustainability of the lead industry and its commitment to continuous improvement, has been published.

The review also reports on … Continue Reading

International experts work with Chinese lead industry to promote good practice at manufacturing plants - 26/04/2013

International experts have completed a successful training mission to China where they worked alongside the domestic lead industry to promote good environmental performance and occupational … Continue Reading

Media Response - Understanding the US CDC Reference Value for blood lead levels in children - 18/04/2013

Recent media reports appear to have fundamentally misunderstood the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) adoption of a Reference Value for lead in … Continue Reading

ILA Position Statement: Response to ECHA public consultation on a proposed restriction of lead and its compounds in consumer articles - 05/04/2013

ILA notes with interest the start of the public consultation by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on a proposal by Sweden to limit the risk … Continue Reading

Metal Bulletin features ILA sustainability projects - 29/03/2013

A Metal Bulletin article, published this month, looking at the lead industry worldwide includes a section highlihting the sustainability projects funded by the International … Continue Reading

Lead industry promotes improved risk management at facilities in developing countries - 11/03/2013

As part of its commitment to improving risk management in the lead industry, particularly in developing countries, the International Lead Association (ILA) has launched a … Continue Reading

Battery partnership wins award for micro-hybrid car technology - 31/01/2013

The Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) and Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) have been recognised for developing their low-cost LC Super Hybrid car technology at the … Continue Reading

SAVE THE DATE: International Lead Conference 2013 - 29/01/2013

18th International Lead Conference Prague, 19-21 June, 2013

The future of lead: Meeting the challenges, seizing the opportunities

The current economic climate presents tremendous opportunities for the lead industry … Continue Reading

Swedish lead metal classification proposal will affect all European metals industries - 07/12/2012

Proposals by Sweden for the harmonised EU classification of lead metal as a proven human reproductive hazard will have serious repercussions for the … Continue Reading

Regulation of lead substances in Europe needs a better balance, says the ILA - 22/10/2012

Regulators are failing to take into account some of the most important factors, such as the overall economic benefits and effectiveness of existing regulation, when … Continue Reading

Paris conference breaks records - 29/09/2012

With a record number of exhibitors and the conference itself a sell out the recent 13th European Lead Battery Conference, organised by the ILA, … Continue Reading

Winner of the International Lead Award announced - 28/09/2012

Norbert Maleschitz, from Austrian battery manufacturer Banner GmbH, is the winner of this year’s International Lead Award, which was presented at the 13th European Lead … Continue Reading

ILA welcomes the latest hybrid electric car to its Paris Conference - 29/08/2012

The International Lead Association (ILA) will work closely with the Advance Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) over the coming months,  as the Consortium celebrates … Continue Reading

ILA PRESS RELEASE: Commission undermines credibility of REACH candidate list - 21/08/2012

Latest EU Commission proposal for the REACH candidate list ‘undermines the credibility of the process’ – says lead industry

- Latest EU Commission proposal for candidate … Continue Reading

ILA Annual Review 2011 published - 10/07/2012


The Annual Review 2011 of the International Lead Association (ILA) is now available and charts some significant changes experienced by the association during … Continue Reading

New London HQ for International Lead Association - 09/07/2012

After seven years at its London offices in Welbeck Way, Marylebone, the International Lead Association (ILA) has moved to Bravington House, Bravingtons Walk, … Continue Reading

ILA appoints Communications Manager - 02/07/2012

The International Lead Association (ILA) has appointed Bob Tolliday as its first-ever Communications Manager.

“We would like to welcome Bob to his new role which … Continue Reading

New President for ALABC announced - 16/05/2012

Former ILA Managing Director, Dr David Wilson, is to succeed Dr Pat Moseley as President of the Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC). 

Members of the Steering Committee … Continue Reading

ILA publishes new case study - 16/05/2012

Eco-Bat, one of the largest producers of secondary lead, has created Safe for Life, a campaign that is communicated across all its sites to promote … Continue Reading

Register now for 13ELBC - 01/05/2012

Registration has opened for the 13th European Lead Battery Conference (13ELBC) and exhibition, which is being held at the Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference … Continue Reading

Autocar Magazine reviews LC Super Hybrid - 26/04/2012

After taking part in an exclusive test-drive in February, Autocar Magazine’s Hilton Holloway produced a detailed review of the LC Super Hybrid VW Passat demonstrator … Continue Reading

New Metals for Buildings brochure available - 01/03/2012

The International Lead Association, acting on behalf of the European Lead Sheet Industry Association (ELSIA), is working with an alliance of eight other organisations to … Continue Reading

EALABC opens the door to low cost hybrid electric vehicle - 29/02/2012

The European arm of the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (EALABC), in collaboration with several automotive technology partners, has successfully developed advanced lead-acid battery … Continue Reading

13th European Lead Battery Conference and Exhibition - 28/02/2012

Please make a note in your diaries that the 13th European Lead Battery Conference and Exhibition takes place in Paris from 25-28 September 2012. This will … Continue Reading

Metallo-Chimique joins ILA - 27/02/2012

The ILA is pleased to announce that Belgian non-ferrous metals producer Metallo-Chimique has recently joined the ILA and ILA-Europe.

The company recycles lead, tin, copper and … Continue Reading

Car Batteries Spark China’s Importance in Global Lead Market - 25/11/2010

The economic phenomenon that is China has added another benchmark to its burgeoning inventory of superlatives. It has become the world’s largest manufacturer of car … Continue Reading

Pedal Power is a Hit for Lead-Acid Batteries - 05/11/2010

It sounds like a cue for a song. There are a hundred million electric bicycles in China. But even though it will never be a … Continue Reading

The Humble Battery Sparks a Success Story - 05/10/2010

 The flourishing future of the humble lead-acid battery is electrifying industry insiders, according to David Wilson, Director of the respected International Lead Association.

Seven hundred delegates … Continue Reading

ILA Members sign up to Lead Action 21 programme - 20/10/2009

Like most responsible industries nowadays the membership of the International Lead Association (ILA), which represents lead producers world-wide, considers sustainability and responsibility to be central … Continue Reading

EU Lead Producers undertake Life Cycle Analysis Study - 11/09/2009

Work has commenced on the preparation of an up-to-date Life Cycle Assessment for the production of primary and secondary lead in the European Union.

Current data … Continue Reading

Green Light for Guatemala - 17/08/2009

Central America has a new environmentally sound lead acid battery recycling plant following the news that Acumuladores Iberia S.A. has successfully secured a licence from … Continue Reading

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