- Apr 10, 2018 -
AGM technology stands for Absorbent Glass Mat. That explanation alone sounds ridiculous but wait. The absorbent glass mat refers to a fine fiberglass mat that is capable of absorbing sulfuric acid, making batteries spill proof. Makes more sense now right? In the 1980’s the demand was increasing for lighter weight and less hazardous batteries that could be used in aircraft and vehicles.
AGM technology allowed this demand to be met. All of a sudden batteries could be transported without hazardous material issues and the construction of the mat meant that batteries could now be shaped as a cylinder or the traditional rectangular cube.