Global Alliance of Lead Battery Manufacturers and Recyclers Urges Attention to Informal Recycling
Agrees UNICEF/Pure Earth Report Highlights Recognised Need for Action in Low- to Middle- Income Countries
“We want to see an end to all informal and unregulated recycling as documented by Pure Earth and UNICEF. This important report shines a spotlight on the problem, and we will continue to play our part in helping to eradicate it. The more governments and regulators do in these countries to provide incentives to ensure that used batteries are only recycled by high performing recyclers, and to crack down on unregulated recycling, the better.
“Through our global material stewardship program, the trade association member companies are committed to ensuring that inappropriately recycled lead does not enter our supply chains. We are also providing expert consultancy in many affected countries to improve recycling standards and will continue to work with NGOs like Pure Earth in their efforts to create sustainable solutions globally.
“However, we cannot do this alone. Success requires strong commitment from governments and regulatory bodies in the countries affected for real and long-lasting improvements to take place. For many people in low- and middle-income countries, informal and unregulated recycling is a subsistence issue, and the materials they are handling have a high economic value. Governments and regulators in these countries must incentivise high-performing, regulated recyclers and crack down on the informal sector and its practices.
“To deliver the acknowledged circular economy benefits of using lead batteries it is important that only high-performing recyclers are involved.
“It is a tragedy when a person or community is damaged or harmed by improper recycling of used batteries and the findings of the report warrant careful scrutiny. That said, it is important to note the distinction made in the report between informal and unregulated recycling, and the advanced recycling standards in the U.S. and in Europe, which set a high standard for effective and sustainable battery recycling, with batteries safely and efficiently recycled.”
The International Lead Association is the global trade organisation representing the lead industry. Visit https://www.ila-lead.org/.
Battery Council International is the North American trade association representing the lead-based battery manufacturing, supply, recycling and distribution companies. For more information on the association, visit www.batterycouncil.org and essentialenergyeveryday.com.
EUROBAT is the association for the European manufacturers automotive, industrial and energy storage batteries. EUROBAT has more than 50 members from across the continent and from the whole supply chain comprising more than 90% of the automotive and industrial battery industry in Europe. The members and staff work with all stakeholders, such as battery users, governmental organisations and media, to develop new battery solutions in areas of hybrid and electro-mobility as well as grid flexibility and renewable energy storage.
The Association of Battery Recyclers, Inc. is a non-profit trade association of companies that are involved in recycling spent lead batteries and other lead-bearing materials. For more information, visit www.associationofbatteryrecyclers.com.
Joint Due Diligence Standard for Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc - 27/08/2020
Open for Public Consultation
The Copper Mark, the International Lead Association (ILA), the International Zinc Association (IZA), the Nickel Institute and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) … Continue Reading
Lead batteries: conference debates future for battery energy storage in a post-pandemic world - 21/07/2020
Industry chiefs and analysts assess the impact of COVID-19
Programme of … Continue Reading
Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc Join Forces to Respond to LME Responsible Sourcing Rules - 28/04/2020
In October 2019, the London Metal Exchange (LME) finalized its requirements on responsible sourcing for Brands. Starting 2023, LME Brands must be compliant with the OECD … Continue Reading
Lead battery industry and value chain establish global material stewardship programme - 21/01/2020
Associations endorse key principles designed to serve as a best-practice framework for the responsible management of lead throughout the lifecycle of … Continue Reading
The lead industry gives back - 20/11/2019
The 18th Asian Battery Conference (18ABC) travelled to Bali this year for the third time in event history. This year’s event was special however, featuring … Continue Reading
Industry associations join forces and commit to improve global health, safety and environmental performance in the lead battery supply chain - 09/09/2019
Initiative will boost ongoing efforts to improve battery recycling in developing countries as global energy storage demand is set to increase … Continue Reading
Dr Frank Fleming receives International Lead Award for ‘lifetime contribution’ to the lead battery industry - 04/09/2019
Arizona-based scientist wins global award for advanced battery research and innovation
One of the founders of NorthStar Battery, Dr Frank Fleming, is … Continue Reading
Lead batteries offer cost-effective and reliable energy storage options - 24/10/2018
Advanced lead batteries are proving an effective energy storage and distribution option for projects including frequency regulation, wind and solar generated electricity and local energy … Continue Reading
Battery mainstay headed for high-tech makeover - 16/10/2018
Industry–national lab collaboration seeks unrealized potential of a venerable battery technology
16 October 2018 - The complex interactions inside a lead battery while it charges and … Continue Reading
Thousands of European battery industry jobs could be at risk if EU backs red tape move, industry warns - 01/10/2018
THE EU is putting thousands of jobs and the future of a critical battery energy storage industry in jeopardy through a regulatory process packed with … Continue Reading
David Boden awarded the International Lead Award - 11/09/2018
The International Lead Medal has been awarded to the late David Boden, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the lead battery industry following a … Continue Reading
Battery industry facing battle with EU over excessive red tape which 'threatens energy transformation' - 03/09/2018
THE future of battery energy storage in Europe could be derailed if more regulatory restrictions are imposed on a key industry powering the energy transformation, … Continue Reading
GRAVITA INDIA JOINS ILA - 16/07/2018
The Jaipur-based lead smelting operations of India’s largest secondary lead producing companies, Gravita India, has joined the ILA.
The business, founded in 1992 and headquartered in … Continue Reading
ALABC has joined EASE, the European Association for the Storage of Energy - 09/07/2018
A global research consortium developing advanced lead batteries has joined the European association promoting energy storage.
ALABC, which conducts pre-competitive research aimed at improving lead battery … Continue Reading
Digatron joins battery innovation centre ALABC - 28/03/2018
The international manufacturer Digatron Power Electronics is the latest company to join ALABC, the global advanced lead battery research and innovation hub.
Digatron, which manufactures and … Continue Reading
Lead batteries will remain dominant battery technology across the world for the foreseeable future - 06/02/2018
London, 6th February 2018. Lead batteries will remain the dominant battery technology on the world’s roads for the foreseeable future, experts at Advanced Automotive Battery … Continue Reading
Unrivalled recycling rates ensure lead batteries have surprisingly low environmental footprint - 30/01/2018
Mainz, Germany, 29th January 2018. The use of lead batteries in advanced hybrid and electric vehicles is likely to contribute significantly to carbon footprint reduction, … Continue Reading
ILA joins forces with US environmental Protection Agency to protect aquatic life - 16/01/2018
On 11 January the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with eight metals associations … Continue Reading
Most recycled product in the world is an excellent choice for grid energy storage - 30/11/2017
Advances in lead battery technology make it ideally suited to seize the huge opportunities in utility and renewable energy storage sector
London, UK (30 November 2017). … Continue Reading
ILA releases position paper on the evaluation of the EU Batteries Directive - 20/11/2017
Article 23 of the Batteries Directive tasks the EU Commission to review the implementation of the Directive and its impact on the environment and the … Continue Reading
Energy Storage with Lead Battery Technology Workshop - 11/10/2017
Register now! November 24 2017
Venue: The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Euston Road, NW1 3AD, London
Energy Storage with Lead Battery Technology
Lithium-ion seems to … Continue Reading
Lead battery specialist receives prestigious lead industry award - 21/09/2017
Herbert Giess, a leading lead battery expert with 50 years experience, has been recognised for his exceptional contributions to the lead and lead-acid battery industries … Continue Reading
ILA supports initiatives to overcome Africa’s lead challenge - 11/08/2017
As part of its commitment to supporting the environmentally sound management (ESM) of end-of-life lead batteries in developing countries and those in transition, the International … Continue Reading
Lead technology set to retain markets as innovation reassures car makers - 29/06/2017
Lead technology’s premier position in the automotive battery market has been further enhanced by specialists attending a major car battery conference in San Francisco.
Findings presented … Continue Reading
Significant reduction in worker lead exposure, according to latest data from the International Lead Association - 28/06/2017
The latest figures from the lead industry show that a voluntary programme to reduce workforce lead exposure in ILA member companies has delivered significant improvements.
Delegates … Continue Reading
Lead and lead battery industry call for urgent EU review on worker exposure limits - 26/06/2017
The International Lead Association (ILA) and EUROBAT have called on the EU to make a health-based review of occupational exposure limits (OEL) for lead a … Continue Reading
Lead and lead battery industries announce ambitious new targets to protect workers - 15/06/2017
Battery Council International (BCI), EUROBAT and the International Lead Association (ILA), have announced a new voluntary target to protect worker health in the lead producing … Continue Reading
20th International Lead Conference (Pb2017) - DO NOT MISS THIS CHANCE TO BOOK - 05/05/2017
Europe's largest lead conference Pb2017, (Berlin 28-30 June) promises 20 speakers over two days, a conference dinner, free table top exhibition space for suppliers, plus networking … Continue Reading
US university research project switches to lead batteries for solar-powered EcoVillage - 15/03/2017
The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) will add its expertise to a project that aims to create a solar-powered microgrid on the campus of … Continue Reading
Chinese battery makers spur on a lead Renaissance - 14/03/2017
Chinese battery makers are leading a renaissance in lead acid battery science , delegates learned this month at a technical workshop organised by the Advanced … Continue Reading
Car makers and ALABC give boost to advanced automotive batteries - 10/02/2017
Automotive OEMs and lead-acid battery makers are accelerating a new collaborative work programme to ensure the next generation of energy storage systems meet car market … Continue Reading
Registration is open for largest European lead conference in 2017 - 03/02/2017
The 20th International Lead Conference (Pb2017), the only global conference on lead that is run entirely by the industry and for the industry, is open for … Continue Reading
Lead technology shows the way forward at Advanced Automotive Battery Conference - 26/01/2017
Global car-makers will be in for a surprise next week (30 Jan 30 - 2 Feb) with a range of exciting new battery developments rolled … Continue Reading
Battery conference hears how low-cost, safety and high recycling rates can keep lead batteries ahead of the field - 28/09/2016
Delegates at the 15th European Lead Battery Conference (15ELBC) heard how groundbreaking innovation and the unique advantages of lead batteries as an enabling technology can … Continue Reading
Former head of ILA receives prestigious lead industry award - 14/09/2016
David Wilson, former head of the International Lead Association (ILA), has been recognised for his contribution to the lead and lead battery industry with the … Continue Reading
Pace of innovation and sold-out lead battery conference shows the strength of the industry - 12/09/2016
Innovation in lead batteries is continuing rapidly as the industry adapts to changing energy storage markets, said Andy Bush, managing director of the International Lead … Continue Reading
Hybrid vehicle with 48V advanced lead carbon battery on path to meet future ultra-low emissions targets - 04/07/2016
Latest results show that a demonstration hybrid vehicle (HEV), utilising an advanced lead carbon battery, is on track to meet stringent air quality and ultra-low emission requirements … Continue Reading
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
ALABC Exhibits, Supports Lead Battery Track at AABC in Detroit - 14/06/2016
The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium is taking an active part in the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) in Detroit this week, with an exhibit … 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 its … 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 year's … 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 will … 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 key … Continue Reading
19th International Lead Conference - Registration Open - 12/01/2015
19th International Lead Conference
Lisbon, 22-24 April 2015
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Registration is now open for the International Lead Conference (Pb2015) and the ILA Lead Occupational … 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 its … 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 at the sell-out 14th European … 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 extension to the exemption of lead batteries from the ban on lead … 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 policy (3-5 June).
This year’s theme … 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 the … 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 Lead … 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 improve … 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 the International … 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, in … 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 modern … 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 the … 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 Lead … 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 whole European … 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, has … 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 its … 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 the year.
In … 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, King’s Cross.
Managing … 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 will … 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 technology … 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