The first draft of a performance-based packaging standard for lithium-ion batteries will not be ready by November and will likely slip into early 2017, an Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) committee member said Aug. 24. The standard, if ultimately approved by ICAO, will set the pass/fail criteria for how packaging materials respond to certain failures of the batteries, primarily the thermal runaway conditions that cause lithium-ion battery fires to propagate between adjacent cells and ...

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