Wevo announces heat management materials for inverters
Wevo-Chemie has developed potting compounds and gap fillers for inverters that provide targeted heat removal and mechanical stability. Due to their low ion content, these epoxy resin and silicone-based materials protect against electrochemical corrosion as well as providing provide reliable electrical insulation.
LG Chem and LX Hausys announce material for delaying thermal runaways
LG Chem has announced that, together with LX Hausys, it has developed a material that delays battery thermal runaways. Their Special Flame Retardant Continuous Fibre Thermoplastic (CFT) can withstand flames and high pressure for more than 14 times longer than existing thermoplastics.
Henkel’s high-performance battery sealing technology
After decades building a reputation for performance and reliability among global OEMs and component suppliers, Henkel has expanded its broad portfolio of adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings to serve EV manufacturers with innovative solutions across the EV segment. When it comes to ensuring the safety and durability of EV batteries, proper sealing is one of the most critical performance factors.
Europe’s meeting place for industrial bonding professionals in the automotive industry
Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe, co-located with Foam Expo Europe and Thermal Management Expo Europe, is a free-to-attend trade fair and conference scheduled to take place from 5-7 December 2023, in Stuttgart, Germany - a renowned manufacturing hub and an established location for the automotive industry.
Europe’s meeting place for technical foam professionals in the automotive industry
Foam Expo Europe is a free-to-attend trade fair and conference, taking place on 5-7 December 2023 in the manufacturing hub and car capital of Stuttgart, Germany. It’s co-located with Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe and Thermal Management Expo Europe, plus your free pass includes access to Automotive Interiors Expo Europe, our event partner.
Carbon fibre made from sawdust
Researchers at the Bernal Institute in the University of Limerick (UL) are developing processes to create sustainable carbon fibres for car structures and batteries (writes Nick Flaherty). The processes use lignin, which is found in the walls of plant cells and is the second most common carbon material after cellulose.
Sabic plastics contribute to electric record-breaking performance
Sabic has provided materials as part of its work on an electric car known as the Genbeta (writes Nick Flaherty). The materials are high-performance thermoplastics that provide more processing flexibility to enhance the car’s aerodynamics, contributing to its acceleration and speed.
Calcium shows promise for cells
Researchers in Japan have developed a promising rechargeable calcium metal battery with a long lifetime (writes Nick Flaherty). The prototype is capable of 500 cycles of repeated charging-discharging. As the fifth most abundant element in Earth's crust, calcium is widely available and inexpensive, and has a higher energy density potential than lithium.
Increasingly important in multiple applications in vehicles of all kinds, adhesives are central to the assembly of batteries, power electronics and motors used in EVs. Current development efforts are focused in areas such as ease of use in volume manufacturing as the EV industry gears up for mass...