Automotive and security technology firm Rheinmetall is setting up a joint venture company with capacitor supplier PolyCharge America to develop, produce and market PolyCharge’s DC-link NanoLam capacitors for automotive, military and industrial markets. Rheinmetall has also invested enough money in PolyCharge to hold about 13% of the shares in the US-based company.
According to Rheinmetall, PolyCharge’s DC-link NanoLam—nanolaminate technology—capacitors are thinner than one micrometer and coated in a dielectric polymer that supports optimum cooling and improved performance. Rheinmetall also says the capacitors provide longevity and high output density.
“Advanced NanoLam technology lets us offer a product that’s substantially smaller and lighter than the conventional solutions, and which can operate at higher temperatures. This is a clear technological advantage, assuring that Rheinmetall PolyCharge is well positioned to meet the growing demand for these technologies,” says Rheinmetall Sensors and Actuators Division Chief Executive Rene Gansauge.