The U.S. large battery and fuel cell materials market is expected to be worth more than $2.4 billion by 2006, says a new study by Business Communications Co. Inc. Despite a market decline from $1.45 billion in 2000 to $1.37 billion at the wholesale level in 2001, the study says the materials market should grow annually at a rate of 12% over the next five years. Lead continues to be the biggest volume material, but only modest growth of 0.8% a year is expected over the next five years. ...

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