PyroPhobic Systems, a provider of fire-resistant thermoplastic resins for batteries, has announced that its LithiumPrevent 200 material has been selected for application in GM’s Ultium battery platform. LithiumPrevent 200 has “unique intumescent properties, meaning it expands to create a barrier, reducing the propagation of fire,” says PyroPhobic. “Injection-molded into EV battery pack components, LithiumPrevent 200… Read more »
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Engineers have been searching for ways to mitigate the risk of fire with Li-ion batteries since the technology was first commercialized. Chemists are creating new cell formulations that are less prone to problems, electronics experts are designing fail-safe battery management systems, and mechanical engineers are building complex cooling and fire suppression systems. A common rule… Read more »
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Sponsored by Pyrophobic Systems Ltd. By Dr. Sean Luo Pyrophobic Systems Ltd. has developed and commercialized an innovative intumescent battery housing LithiumPrevent™ to mitigate the risk of fire and explosion and improve the safety in the operational use, storage, logistics, manufacturing and testing of lithium (ion) batteries. Battery Fire Containment The LithiumPrevent™ battery housing is… Read more »