PROMETAL doorset achieves fire resistance certification
Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants has announced certification of PROMETAL’s latched single-acting double-leaf steel doorset with aluminium decorative cladding. The door achieved a fire resistance rating of 90 minutes when tested to ANSI/UL 10C at the Thomas Bell-Wright laboratory in Dubai.
TBWIC is the first certified body for fire rated products based within the UAE.
Ayman Odeh, Managing Director of PROEMTAL, said: “PROMETAL always aims to combine products & services by providing a total solution as per international standards and local government regulations. We also cater to customized requirements in prestigious projects without compromising safety & security.”
Tom Bell-Wright who is the CEO and CTO of TBWIC, said: “We are proud of our association with Prometal and ASSA ABLOY. We believe that our system for labelling doors is particularly robust, since we produce the laser-engraved labels in-house, and each doorset has a unique label which includes a QR code pointing to the certification documentation on our website. We expect this to differentiate both ourselves and Prometal in our respective marketplaces.”
Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants (TBWIC) is a Dubai-based, multi-accredited, privately held engineering firm providing independent Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services primarily for the building construction sector. Mainly focused on large commercial buildings they provide a range of TIC services for building architectural elements, as well as for fire separation and material safety. Along with the latest addition of Product Certification, they provide quality and safety testing of exterior wall systems of large buildings, fire containment systems in buildings and materials for reaction to fire.
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Ultium Cells LLC/Li-Cycle: Sustainable Battery Manufacturing
Ultium Cells LLC - a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solutions - has announced its latest collaboration with Li-Cycle. Joining forces the two have set ambitions to expand recycling in North America, recycling up to 100% of the scrap materials in battery cell manufacturing
What is Ultium Cells LLC?
Announcing their partnership in December 2019, General Motors (GM) and LG Energy Solutions established Ultium Cells LLC with a mission to “ensure excellence of Battery Cell Manufacturing through implementation of best practices from each company to contribute [to the] expansion of a Zero Emission propulsion on a global scale.”
Who is Li-Cycle?
Founded in 2016, Li-Cycle leverages innovative solutions to address emerging and urgent challenges around the world.
As the use of Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries in automotive, industrial energy storage, and consumer electronic applications rises, Li-Cycle believes that “the world needs improved technology and supply chain innovations to better recycle these batteries, while also meeting the rapidly growing demand for critical and scarce battery-grade materials.”
Why are Ultium Cells LLC and Li-Cycle join forces?
By joining forces to expand the recycling of scrap materials in battery cell manufacturing in North America, the new recycling process will allow Ultium Cells LLC to recycle cobalt, nickel, lithium, graphite, copper, manganese and aluminum.
“95% of these materials can be used in the production of new batteries or for adjacent industries,” says GM, who explains that the new hydrometallurgical process emits 30% less greenhouse gases (GHGs) than traditional processes, minimising the environmental impact. Use of this process will begin later in the year (2021).
"Our combined efforts with Ultium Cells will be instrumental in redirecting battery manufacturing scrap from landfills and returning a substantial amount of valuable battery-grade materials back into the battery supply chain. This partnership is a critical step forward in advancing our proven lithium-ion resource recovery technology as a more sustainable alternative to mining, " said Ajay Kochhar, President, CEO and co-founder of Li-Cycle.
"GM's zero-waste initiative aims to divert more than 90% of its manufacturing waste from landfills and incineration globally by 2025. Now, we're going to work closely with Ultium Cells and Li-Cycle to help the industry get even better use out of the materials,” added Ken Morris, Vice President of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, GM.
Since 2013, GM has recycled or reused 100% of the battery packs it has received from customers, with most current GM EVs repaired with refurbished packs.
"We strive to make more with less waste and energy expended. This is a crucial step in improving the sustainability of our components and manufacturing processes,” concluded Thomas Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer, Ultium Cells LLC.