Readers flocked last week to an announcement from Henkel regarding the launch of new materials for electric vehicle batteries (Henkel to Debut Electric Vehicle Battery Material Solutions at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo): “At the 2019 Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo, which will be held September 10-12 in Novi, Mich., Henkel reports that it will display its latest material technologies for cost-effective high-volume assembly, protection, and thermal control of next-generation electric vehicle (EV) battery systems. Show delegates are invited to attend several Henkel speaker events and visit the e-Mobility team in booth 1201.

“Understanding the competitive requirements to lower battery cost, raise performance, and ensure operational safety and reliability, Henkel materials specialists have reportedly developed novel formulations that allow for large-scale production at high speed, reduce the risk of thermal event-related safety concerns, and enable various battery architectures. At the event, the company will debut its latest automation-enabling innovation that eliminates the risk of silicone outgassing. The 3.0 W/m-K silicone-free liquid gap filler, BERGQUIST® TGF 3010APS, reportedly provides ample thermal performance while removing any concern of silicone interference in the auto body paint operation. Booth visitors can also learn more about Henkel’s portfolio of thermal materials, including BERGQUIST GAP PADS® and thermal adhesives with structural shear strength of > 10 MPa to accommodate for varying coefficients of thermal expansion (CTEs).”

What technologies is your company working on for electric vehicles? I’d love to hear about them! Please contact me at (248) 786-1704 or with details.

Top 5 News that Sticks for September 8-14

  1. Henkel to Debut Electric Vehicle Battery Material Solutions at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo
  2. DIC to Acquire BASF’s Global Pigments Business
  3. Sika to Acquire China-Based Silicone Sealants and Adhesives Manufacturer Crevo-Hengxin
  4. Meridian Adhesives Group Acquires Epoxies, Etc.
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  5. Azelis Americas Expands Relationship with Huntsman Advanced Materials to Cover Entire U.S.

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