Bi-polar Plates

Bi-polar Plate Technology

The innovative bi-polar plates improve traditional lead acid battery manufacturing technology, as ElectriPlast increases efficiencies, versatility, and cost savings as well as deliver high performance and environmentally friendly solutions.


By eliminating the top lead, batteries are at least 50% lighter in weight and at least 50% smaller.

Virtually unlimited 3D shapes and forms

ElectriPlast enables a variety of 3D different shapes and sizes to be produced.  The bi-polar plates and integral structures can be executed in almost any form, as the ElectriPlast pellets enable plates to be molded into any shape that is suitable for its available space.

High volume manufacturability and cost savings

With the ability to produce at high volume, the cost of production becomes highly efficient.  The bi-polar plates eliminate the need for multiple components within the battery and also eliminate the use of expensive materials. This results in lighter and lower cost batteries that are highly conductive and more durable being produced.

Improved performance

With ElectriPlast bi-polar plates, multiple layers of grids, paste and separators are reduced and replaced to a single layer of conductive material.  The patent pending ElectriPlast bi-polar plate technology shortens the current path between positive and negative terminals for more efficient energy output. It is more mechanically robust- allowing ease of handling and resistance to stresses in battery environment including resistance to corrosion. ElectriPlast's ability to reduce leakage from corrosion enables the bi-polar plate lead acid battery to mass commercialization.

Environmentally sensible and more eco-friendly

Compared to the conventional lead/acid batteries, ElectripPlast bi-polar batteries use significantly less lead, simpler & fewer manufacturing processes.  With the reduced weight, freight costs are significantly reduced and ElectriPlast will lead the charge in lightweighting.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you have?

We have developed a solution that enhances the performance of lead acid battery technology. Our ElectriPlast plate technology addresses the challenges encountered by bi-polar technology that has prevented mass market commercialization. That is, the lack of energy density and battery life after frequent discharges or energy depletions. Our technology is also compatible with other battery technologies such as flow batteries.

What are the advantages?

Our plates are resistant to corrosion because of our ElectriPlast polymer material which also enables the creation of reliable seals that minimizes leakage issues - as it can be molded to create a strong bond between surfaces. These are two factors that have been major impediments to bi-polar battery commercialization. Since our plates are made with plastic, the plates can be made into virtually any shape and size, allowing for batteries of all shapes and sizes.

Where could this go?

This product can be used in many markets. This technology is well suited for the deep cycle battery market. In addition to the deep cycle market, the auto market presents opportunity as well, where major efforts are being undertaken to develop and commercialize high cost battery technology for vehicles in an effort to meet aggressive global emissions/pollution standards that are scheduled to be enacted in upcoming years. By utilizing our plates in flow battery technology, it becomes a power storage solution for wind, solar, as well as the grid.

What is the market size?

There are currently no market matrixes for the lead acid bi-polar market, but bi-polar has to potential to be a significant part of the overall lead acid market. The lead acid battery market has been projected to grow at a 5% compound annual growth rate to reach $58.5 billion by 2020 (from a $44.7 billion level in 2014).

How long to commercialize?

We estimate commercialization could occur quickly relative to a more traditional process of several years. A lot will depend on how rapidly we are able to finalize agreements with our development partners.