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Aspen Aerogels opens Advanced Thermal Barrier Center in US to optimize cell-to-cell barriers

Aspen Aerogels, an aerogel-based electrification company, has opened its engineering and rapid prototyping facilities in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Aspen’s 59,000-square-foot Advanced Thermal Barrier Center (ATBC) will create PyroThin cell-to-cell barriers to optimize battery pack safety and performance for the e-mobility and energy storage system sectors. The PyroThin barriers prevent thermal runaway propagation and are optimized based on the manufacturer’s performance and critical safety requirements. Global manufacturers can use ATBC’s quick prototyping and real-time engineering collaboration to develop thermal mechanical barrier technologies. This center aims to commercialize next-generation thermal runaway technologies for EVs while also providing customer-facing technical services.

“Our strategy is to leverage our Aerogel Technology Platform into large important markets, especially those with sustainability and electrification themes,” said Don Young, President and CEO. “The ATBC is designed to be the center of our customer-facing work.”

MORE: Thermal runaway in EV battery pack – designing a mitigation strategy

Source: Aspen Aerogels

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