Located in Somerville, MA, five miles north of the Boston Logan Airport, TRACER occupies over 40,000 sq. ft. in four contiguous buildings.
The manufacturing facilities of TRACER include 10,000 sq. ft. of space equipped for the manufacture of battery packs and 10,000 sq. ft. of space equipped (four dry rooms, five Nd/YAG laser welders, dry boxes, inorganic electrolyte preparation stations, cathode manufacturing station, spiral-wound electrode manufacturing station) for the manufacture of lithium primary and secondary cells. In 1997, TRACER added 10,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space with two new dry rooms, two electrode winding stations, automated electrode coating station, and organic electrolyte preparation station. This newly equipped production facility provided added production capacity to a facility which is operated now at approximately 95% capacity (over 500 specialty lithium primary cell/day); TRACER made this commitment to expand and modernize its facilities because it believes that the technical approaches and business opportunities it has identified in the development of specialty lithium primary and secondary cells warrants such an investment. TRACER also manufactures approximately 1000 lithium-primary battery packs per month at this facility.
The research laboratory of TRACER includes 4,000 sq. ft. of space equipped with all of the facilities (wet lab benches, hoods, dry-room etc.) normal to a company which does research and development work in electrochemistry, and in lithium cell development. In-house laboratory instrumentation include potentiostats, function generators, polarography equipment, coulometers, cell cyclers and other test equipment used in electrochemical research and battery testing. TRACER has eight computer systems whose use is reserved for data logging and storage.
In 1993, TRACER established a subsidiary (Kunzite Division), in St. Petersburg, Russia, staffed by three internationally known electrochemists (Drs. D. Agafonov, B. Karbasov, Y. Posine) with 5 staff scientists in support who are educated to the Ph.D. level in electrochemistry, organic chemistry and materials sciences. The laboratory facilities of this subsidiary are leased from the Technological Institute of St. Petersburg; these facilities are completely equipped with all the equipment needed to carry out research in electrochemistry because this Institute is one of the major facilities in Russia which has carried out such work over the past decades under support from the Defense Department.
TRACER facilities meet the environmental laws of federal, Massachusetts and local Governments for, but not limited to, the following groupings: airborne emissions, waterborne effluents, external radiation levels, outdoor noise, solid and bulk waste disposal practices, and handling and storage of toxic and hazardous materials.
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Tracer Technologies, Inc. 20 Assembly Square Dr. Somerville, Massachusetts. 02145