Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has launched a new resin for the insulation film in EV battery modules with 600-800 V cells. NORYL NHP8000VT3 is a polyphenylene ether (PPO)-based resin, and the company says that, compared to polycarbonate (PC) and polypropylene (PP) insulation films, NORYL NHP8000VT3 has “stronger CTI performance and thinner-wall FR capability.” “The… Read more »
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Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is offering two new types of NORYL resin for the battery modules and housings of EVs. Reinforced by fiberglass and composed of a proprietary Polyphenylene Ether (PPE), the NORYL NHP6011 and NHP6012 resins “deliver enhanced robust flame retardancy and impact strength to meet stringent industry-related safety standards, as well as… Read more »
SABIC has introduced its new 5-micron ELCRES HTV150 dielectric film for high-temperature, high-voltage capacitor applications such as EV traction inverters. The company says its new film withstands temperatures up to 150° C. The film is intended to support the transition from conventional silicon-based semiconductors to next-generation, wide-band-gap silicon carbide (SiC) technologies, improving inverter efficiency. “Multiple… Read more »
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship electric racing series continues to go from strength to strength. Formula E reports that its international fanbase grew by 17% over the last year, to 344 million viewers, edging out NASCAR to become the world’s fourth-largest motorsport championship. More than 225 million viewers watched Formula E races live… Read more »
EconCore has developed new honeycomb cores for laminated sandwich panels made with SABIC’s NORYL GTX resin. The new honeycomb core is designed to provide higher heat performance, better dimensional stability and lower water absorption compared to honeycomb structures made with traditional thermoplastics. SABIC says the new core material can be used in EV applications and,… Read more »
The relentless quest to build lighter vehicles is driven by the need to reduce emissions, but it sometimes produces other benefits as well. A German-based consortium including BMW and Daimler has built a concept EV with all-plastic windows that not only demonstrates gains in energy efficiency and range, but also delivers improved acceleration, vehicle handling… Read more »