The ILA provides a range of services to support the lead industry’s safe production, use and recycling of lead.
We are involved in the management of significant research programmes and coordinate industry representation in matters concerning regulation and legislation on an industry-wide global level. Regional interests are managed in Europe by ILA-Europe and in North America by The Association of Battery Recyclers (ABR).
We keep a watching brief on emerging scientific issues and maintain an extensive network of contacts to provide access to specialist support in the academic, scientific and consulting communities worldwide.
Lead-acid batteries are the dominant market for lead (around 85-90% of all lead use) and ILA is active in supporting the research and development of lead-acid battery technologies through its management role in the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI).
The ILA also facilitates the dissemination of information and coordinates opportunities for experts to meet on issues of critical importance to the future of the lead industry.
As batteries are now the dominant market for lead use, biennial European Lead Battery Conferences bring together battery manufacturers, suppliers, and scientists to explore the advances continually expanding their scope and versatility. In the intervening years, International Lead Conferences provide a forum for health and environmental specialists to review developments in their fields and anticipate future directions and needs.