Technical Assistance

Hammond’s E=(LAB),2 our state-of-the-art research facility in the USA, is led by a talented team of chemical scientists and product engineers backed by our company’s nine decades of practical lead battery expertise. We offer structured programs in materials research, cell manufacture, and battery testing to provide customized solutions for traditional and next generation batteries.

Enqin Gao in the Hammond E-Lab with a vile of SureCure.

Industry Experts


Hammond’s E=(LAB)2 allows customers to augment their research efforts, reduce costs, and rapidly develop new products. Our knowledgeable chemists and engineers function as the R&D arm for many customers, validating in-lab research with on-site production line trials.

Materials Research & Analysis

Raw material characterization and plate analysis are accomplished using a wide range of Hammond’s analytical lab equipment.

  • SEM
  • ICP
  • Arc Spark OES
  • X-RAY Diffraction
  • BET Surface Area
  • UV-Vis Spectroscopy

Cell Manufacture & Testing

Hammond’s cell-based battery prototyping allows quick identification of the most promising performance additives.

  • 200 Cell Testing Circuits
  • Capacity Testing
  • Crank Testing – Room & Cold Temperature
  • Water Consumption
  • Cycle Life
  • Charge Acceptance

Battery Testing & Autopsy

Our E=(LAB)2 features a full complement of equipment to test batteries to industry standards, determine their failure modes, and turn your problem into a solution.

  • 25-1300 Amp Capability
  • Environmental Chamber
  • Temperature-Controlled Water Baths
  • Autopsy & Failure Mode Pathology

We make oxides for automotive & industrial applications.

More than 120 custom advanced expander formulations.

GravityGuard™ reduces acid stratification in lead batteries.

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