UK battery cell maker Amte Power, which manufactures lithium-ion and sodium-ion cells, claimed to be the first European business to receive UN38.3 transportation testing certification for a sodium-ion cell.
The accreditation for its Ultra Safe sodium-ion product allows it to access global markets, it said. UN38.3 certification has been adopted by international regulators and authorities as an essential standard for safely transporting cells. It includes identification and classification, testing/qualification requirements, design and packaging/shipping obligations.
Alan Hollis, CEO at Amte Power, said its Ultra Safe cells have been incorporated into 12 and 43V battery packs developed by AceOn for mobile energy storage. “These are believed to be the first UK-developed battery packs based on sodium-ion,” he said.
AMTE Power plc (LON:AMTE) is a recognised brand in the production of high-quality lithium-ion batteries across a range of markets including automotive, aerospace, defence, oil & gas and energy storage. They have been been producing cells for over 30 years at their factory in Scotland, which can trace its roots back to the birth of lithium-ion battery cell technology, first patented in the UK.