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Exide Technologies, the European arm of Exide’s battery manufacturing operations, will use recycled plastic instead of virgin polypropylene to lid its lead-acid battery cases for after-market consumption.


The company unveiled its new packaging earlier this month and said it plans to roll out the new design for all its high-grade lead-acid batteries. The new casings will be manufactured on the existing production lines at Exide, the company indicated, since the new design would only need some minor adjustments to the production process.


Through this upgrade, Exide plans to reduce its carbon emissions by 2,700 tons annually and also save around eight million liters of water and 1.2 million liters of crude oil.


The Paris-headquartered battery maker has two research and development facilities, nine production plants, and three recycling facilities in Europe. The company demerged in late 2020 with Exide Technologies handling Europe, Middle East, and Asia businesses, Exide Battery Solutions managing the North America batteries business, and Stryten Manufacturing looking after the company’s interests in the US.

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