Promat, a reliable partner for the battery recycling market

FuturENERGY June-July 2022

Promat, un socio fiable para el mercado del reciclaje de baterías

Growth in the use of devices with batteries, particularly electric vehicles, is generating a significant increase in the number of batteries that are reaching the end of their service life and, as such, will need to be recycled. The risks involved in managing these batteries, during both their transport and storage, and the recycling tasks themselves, make the correct fire protection necessary. This protection must be truly effective and take into account both active and passive measures, given the complementary nature of both. Promat has extensive experience in this field, using different technologies to resolve any challenge and adapting different materials to a wide range of applications, fire rates and systems.

Promat offers extensive experience and a wide range of insulation and fire protection products that can be adapted to meet the needs of the battery market. The company devotes significant resources to understanding the risks associated with the batteries so that, in partnership with industry, it can find solutions to support the growing battery market.

The Promat approach to fire protection in the battery market is based on four prisms:

  • Transport. Companies involved in collection, distribution and specialised logistics, with a focus on fire protection.
  • Storage. Collection points, storing batteries on site for sorting, with a focus on fire protection.
  • Recycling. Companies involved in the process of recycling and extracting metals from batteries.
  • Production/assembly. Opportunities for materials in the batteries themselves or for heat shields, particularly for electric vehicles.