• Red Lead for Batteries (Pb3O4)
SAFETY DATA SHEET

Red lead for batteries is chemically a compound of litharge (PbO) and red lead (Pb304). It is mainly used by industry in the manufacture of battery plates. This material is used to coat flat plates, together with Green Powder in different proportions for lead acid batteries, the purpose is to improve their initial charge capacity. Made from litharge calcined in special furnaces with oxidizing atmosphere and temperatures electronically controlled to ensure the homogeneous manufacture of the product.

physical properties

Color Red/orange
Shape Powder
Held in 325 mesh (max.) 5.00%

impurities

Element Max. (%) Typical (%)
Fe 0.003 0.001
Sb 0.004 0.002
Zn 0.001 0.0002
Cu 0.002 0.0004
Ag 0.0095 0.006
Bi 0.035 0.018
Cd 0.001 <0.0005
Ni 0.001 <0.0005

Chemical composition

PbO2 12.0% / 26.0%
Pb3O4 (red lead) 34.0% / 75.0%
PbO (litarge) 66.0% / 25.0%

Packing

25 Kg. bags up to 1,700 kg. big-bags each.