July 15, 2013
AddiBatt™ Tetra-C represents the first significant improvement in tetrabasic lead sulfate “seed” material for the battery industry. The original materials, addiBatt™ Tetra M and Tetra L2, are essentially single, long thin crystals of very pure tetrabasic lead sulfate ground to smaller particle sizes. addiBatt™ Tetra-C is the next generation tetrabasic “seed” material. Unlike traditional “seed” material, addiBatt™ Tetra-C crystals are multiaxial.
Multiaxial seed crystals grow in a three dimensional pattern during the battery curing process. By growing in all directions, not just one, they create an interlocking growth pattern that improves the integrity and strength of the battery grid while promoting a “tetrabasic” crystal structure. Addenda is a leading manufacturer of additives for the battery, rubber, plastics and chemical industries. Additives include flame retardants and smoke suppressants for plastic materials, additives for batteries that improve performance and reduce manufacturing costs and additives that enhance the properties of rubber materials.
“The introduction of addiBatt™ Tetra-C underscores our ongoing commitment to the battery market,” stated Gary R. Mitchener, President of Addenda.