PPG recently announced that it is presenting two papers and exhibit its full range of coatings and technology solutions for mobility and aerospace applications, as well as electronic, conductive, and specialty materials, at the IDTechEx Show in Santa Clara, Calif., November 20-21. David Malobicky, PPG’s general manager for mobility, will present “High-Tech Coatings Solutions to Enable Electric and Autonomous Vehicles.” Malobicky’s presentation will cover mobility coatings solutions developed by PPG for battery cells and assemblies and functional interior and outdoor sensor applications.
Qi Ding, PPG research chemist, will present “Customizing Graphene Dispersions: A Key Step in Realizing Graphene Potential.” Her paper, which is being co-presented with carbon nanomaterials manufacturer Raymor Industries, will describe the development of customized dispersions to help integrate graphene into different end-use systems and formulations. Potential commercial applications for this thin, strong, flexible, and highly conductive material include energy storage, electronics, lubricants, coatings, and composites.
PPG also will exhibit numerous products and technologies, including mobility coatings for the autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared (ACES) vehicle ecosystem. Featured innovations include coatings for battery cells and battery pack assemblies, as well as advanced coatings that enable autonomous vehicles and infrastructure to communicate more efficiently.
For electronic materials applications, PPG will showcase polymer-thick-film circuit materials that include printed conductive, dielectric and resistive inks, and transparent functional coatings for display screens and touchscreen surfaces. Membrane switches, touchpads, electroluminescent displays, radio frequency identification (RFID), antennas, and printed sensors are reportedly among the components enabled with advanced PPG ink technologies.
PPG will also showcase its engineered materials, including Cuming Microwave materials. Designed to eliminate EMI problems, reduce cavity resonances, and minimize noise in electronic packages, PPG reports that these products are calibrated to function at frequencies between 10 MHz and 110 GHz. They are frequently used in military, aerospace, electronics, automotive, medical, industrial, and telecommunications applications.