Silicones are increasingly being used in the EV market for sealing applications where exceptional performance is required, such as sealing the battery case and battery management system. These materials are valued in particular for their low compression set, excellent protection against external influences and very good fire behavior, which is often qualified according to UL94-V0.
With the demand for silicones consistently increasing, there is not enough free production capacity in the market and battery pack manufacturers are forced to accept longer lead times or seek out new material suppliers. And with the enormous price increases being imposed on silicone raw materials, finished products containing silicone materials are more expensive than ever. Luckily, alternative solutions do exist that can help to alleviate some of the stress of the silicone shortage on the EV market, and they may even offer a benefit in performance in your application.
Join this session at our Fall Virtual Conference on EV Engineering, presented by Saint Saint-Gobain Tape Solutions, where we will discuss alternatives to silicones for pack gasketing applications, describe how they stack up in terms of performance and cost and introduce polyurethane foams tested against UL94-V0 as a valuable option to reduce cost and increase security of supply in the dynamic environment of battery vehicles.
Other sessions at our Fall Virtual Conference (October 17-20, 2022) include:
How TMR Enables Non-intrusive And Accurate Current Sensing In Battery Management Systems
The expanding EV market is driving the need for safe and efficient battery management.
Join this session to learn about the importance of BMS current measurements and how new TMR (Tunneling MagnetoResistance) technology is meeting the needs for existing and future designs. Competing Resistive Shunt, Hall-Effect and TMR current sensing technologies will be examined and compared.
Broadcast live October 17 – 20, 2022, the conference content will span the EV engineering supply chain and ecosystem, including motor and power electronics design and manufacturing, cell development, battery systems, testing, powertrains, thermal management, circuit protection, wire and cable, EMI/EMC and more.