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Posts By: Tom Spendlove

Parker LORD adds thermally-conductive adhesives to its EV portfolio

Parker LORD has expanded its EV product portfolio to include thermally conductive (TC) adhesives and one-component low-density gap fillers. The new adhesives are part of a strategy to create lighter-weight and smaller-footprint products that can help deliver additional energy density. Methods under development include bonding individual cells directly to the cooling plate and bonding directly… Read more »

KACO further develops its quick-venting battery deflation system

KACO has further developed its quick-venting modular system for battery deflation. The products include reversible and irreversible solutions with a configurable breathing membrane. If an unintentional fault occurs in the traction battery of an EV or hybrid, rapid emergency venting is needed to reduce the pressure in the affected battery segment. Depending on customer specifications,… Read more »

ACEINNA’s new high-power current sensors work with systems up to 65 amps 

ACEINNA’s new ±65 A MCx1101 Current Sensor is the company’s most accurate and highest-bandwidth current sensor. Designed for WBG (wide-bandgap) applications, and available in 3.3- and 5-volt versions, this AMR-based (Anisotropic Magnetoresistive) current sensor is designed for a wide range of power systems and applications.  The MCx1101’s fast response and high bandwidth is designed for… Read more »

Arkema opens new battery research center,  ramps up fluoropolymer production

Arkema has opened the Christian Collette Center of Excellence, dedicated to batteries, at its Pierre-Bénite Research Center. The group also announced a 50% increase in Kynar PVDF fluoropolymer production capacity at its Pierre-Bénite site. These polymers are used as separator coatings or as cathode binders.  Arkema supplies PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) for binders and separator coatings,… Read more »

Cornish Lithium secures £18-million investment from TechMet

Cornish Lithium has secured an investment package of up to £18 million ($24 million) from metals investment company TechMet. Cornish Lithium seeks to create a domestic supply of lithium and other battery metals for the UK. The company expects to benefit from TechMet’s knowledge of the battery metals supply chain, and its commercial and strategic… Read more »

Mersen’s new fuses protect high-performance energy storage systems

Mersen has launched two new families of fuses for protecting battery racks and banks, battery containers and inverters. The GBAT and ABAT product lines were developed specifically for 1,000-1,500 VDC applications. The ABAT15 fuses were developed for 1,500 VDC applications for battery rack and section protection. The fuses can withstand high load changes and low… Read more »

Farasis and Group14 say their silicon-carbon anode delivers 330 Wh/kg

Farasis Energy and Group14 Technologies have developed a new silicon-based anode for an EV-scale battery. In cells built and tested by Farasis using Group14’s silicon-carbon anode material SCC55, the company says it can reach a specific energy of 330 Wh/kg (750 Wh/L energy density) in typical automotive cells, and deliver more than 1,000 charge-discharge cycles…. Read more »

Renault acquires 21% stake in electric motor company Whylot

Renault has acquired a 21% minority stake in electric motor company Whylot. Renault previously signed a partnership with Whylot to develop a large-scale axial-flow e-motor. This technology will be applied to electrified powertrains with the objective of reducing costs and emissions.  “We are delighted to take a further step in our relationship with Whylot, a… Read more »

KIT researchers’ two-layer electrodes are simultaneously coated and dried

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed and tested a new concept for simultaneous coating and drying of two-layered electrodes. Drying times can be reduced to less than 20 seconds—one half to one third of the usual production time—without capacity losses.  The institute continues to focus its research on coating and subsequent… Read more »

Factorial Energy and Hyundai partner to test solid-state battery technology

Factorial Energy and Hyundai are partnering to test Factorial’s solid-state battery technology and its implementation in Hyundai EVs. The companies will integrate Factorial’s technology at the cell, module and system levels, perform vehicle-level integration, and co-develop specifications for manufacturing Factorial’s batteries.  Factorial’s FEST (Factorial Electrolyte System Technology) platform leverages a proprietary solid electrolyte material that… Read more »