True Blue Fire Suppression

The most trusted name in battery safety provides proven solutions to help you store or ship lithium-ion batteries.

CellBlockEX is the environmentally-friendly, mineral-based extinguishing agent used for fire fighting and prevention of problematic fires including metal, lithium-ion battery cells, and combustible liquids. The small lightweight spheres of CellBlockEX are composed of non-crystalline glass granulates repurposed from recycled glass with tiny pores on the inside. The engineered formulation of grain sizes produces optimal fire suppression results, and can be adjusted for varied industrial applications. Since the granulate is 100% mineral based – it’s safe for you and the environment.

Ship batteries with confidence by land, air or sea. CellBlockEX is at the core of many of our shipping solutions, including Class-D packaging for damaged, defective, and recycled (DDR) lithium-ion batteries.

The Vermiculite Challenge

While environmental and health advantages elevate CellBlockEX’s value over Vermiculite, how do the two compare in fire suppression capabilities? The short answer: they don’t. While vermiculite provides certain protections, only CellBlockEX offers active fire suppression. Watch the video for the test results.

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CellBlockEX is a TRUE BLUE Class-D Shipping Solution

CellBlockEX provides protections in special CellSafe packaging designed for recalls and recycling of consumer batteries

CellBlockEX HazMat Drums have earned a special permit from the DOT when CellBlockEX is used as a filler

In tests performed by Stress Engineering Group and Underwriters Laboratories, CellBlockEX halted lithium-ion battery fire propagation in our Transportation and Storage Cases

How Does CellBlockEX Work?

Suffocation Effect

Covering the fire load with CellBlockEX granulate displaces oxygen and separates it from the fuel. The fire is suffocated.

Cooling Effect

Due to its specific thermal capacity, CellBlockEX absorbs heat energy, thereby cooling the fire. The thermal reaction is disrupted.

Isolation Effect

Like glass, CellBlockEX melts at a high temperature. The granulates absorb heat in the process of melting, cooling the fire while forming an impervious glass layer over the fire load. A reaction with oxygen is prevented. Even difficult to control metal fires (i.e., sodium or magnesium) can be extinguished with CellBlockEX.

Gas Tightness

Thanks to the CellBlockEX grain shape, very dense sphere packing is achieved. The supply of oxygen is impeded by the packed bed, and the formation of combustible gases is prevented.

Sorbency of Liquids

The special granulate mixture combined with the porous, and therefore especially large grain surface, effectively binds liquids.

Fire Gas Filtering

Just like liquids, gases and vapors accumulate on the extremely large surface of the CellBlockEX granulate and are bound for disposal.

CellBlockEX is Tested and Proven

CellBlockEX has been extensively tested by CellBlock FCS and by third party laboratories:
Underwriters Laboratories
Stress Engineering Group

It was shown to prevent propagation in Class D lithium-ion fires as well as class A, B and K fire loads.
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How Can CellBlockEX Improve Your Workflow and Safety?

Contact us to learn more about how CellBlockEX is enabling companies to safely ship and store batteries and devices.

Palleted Super Sack.
Approx. 317.5 kg (700 lb.)

55L Bags
Approx. 12.7 kg (28 lbs.) per bag.

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