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Henkel introduces liquid gap filler for automotive and power conversion electronics

Henkel has announced the debut of its latest thermal interface material (TIM), Bergquist Gap Filler TGF 7000. The liquid TIM combines high thermal conductivity of 7.0 W/mK with a dispensing speed of 18 grams per second. The material is designed for applications such as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), power conversion systems, electric pumps and electronic… Read more »

Henkel and Covestro develop adhesive solutions for efficient Li-ion cell assembly

With the aim of lowering the cost of battery manufacturing, Henkel and Covestro have developed a joint solution that enables the efficient fixation of cylindrical Li-ion battery cells inside a plastic cell holder. The design is based on a UV-curing adhesive from Henkel and a UV-transparent polycarbonate blend from Covestro. Henkel’s Loctite AA 3963 battery… Read more »

Henkel’s new silicone-free gap filler is designed specifically for EVs

Chemical company Henkel has identified several major challenges faced by battery manufacturers, including: cost efficiency and high-speed cell assembly; reliable thermal management for safety and UL94 flammability standards; and serviceability of battery packs. Henkel’s battery assembly adhesives and thermal interface materials (thermal adhesives and thermal gap fillers) are designed to address these challenges. Henkel produces… Read more »

Henkel to invest heavily in e-drive manufacturing tech

Engine and powertrain specialist Henkel aims to solidify its e-mobility commitment by investing in several new EV-oriented manufacturing processes. Henkel has chosen to focus on developing several adhesive and liquid gasketing materials as well as PCB technologies, part cleaners and lubricants. Here’s the breakdown: Liquid gasketing: Henkel offers a wide range of different gasketing technologies. Recent… Read more »

Study explores lightweighting potential of structural foam in vehicle bodies

In a joint study, German chemicals company Henkel and engineering consultancy RLE International have examined the potential of high-performance structural foam for lightweighting in automotive body and closure parts. Henkel says the study shows that fiber-reinforced polymer components with structural foam ribbing and reinforcements can save more than 40 kg of weight per car compared… Read more »