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Ascend launches two new materials to make EVs safer and quieter

US-based materials company Ascend Performance Materials has introduced two new materials designed for EVs. Starflam X-Protect is a flame-retardant nylon 66 that can withstand a 1,100° C direct flame for 15 minutes.

“Despite being relatively rare, critical battery failure and thermal runaway can occur, and X-Protect was designed to keep people safe even in extreme circumstances,” says Ascend’s Senior Director for E-Mobility Ian van Duijvenboode.

Vydyne AVS is a vibration-damping material capable of reducing cabin sound pressure by 80%, says the company.

“The [Cadillac] Lyriq sports an electric AC compressor mounting bracket made of Vydyne AVS, which effectively helps damp that component’s vibrations at the source while also providing structural support,” according to the company.

Source: Ascend Performance Materials

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