Specialty chemical compounds firm LANXESS and Korean auto components specialist INFAC have collectively developed a battery module housing for electrical automobiles (EVs).
The battery housing makes use of Durethan BKV30FN04 from LANXESS to fulfill stringent mechanical and chemical property necessities for the newest EV elements. The halogen-free, flame-retardant, and glass-fiber-reinforced polyamide 6 (PA6) is characterised by its wonderful flame-retardant and electrical properties. The fabric is very processable and permits the mixing of complicated features required for housing elements, leading to a smaller variety of components and a simplified meeting course of in addition to lighter weight.
The brand new battery housing half has been adopted to the sequence manufacturing of EV fashions launched by a Korean OEM this yr. “Success in mass manufacturing of battery housing demonstrates LANXESS Durethan’s excellence in EV batteries, wherein expertise and security are of utmost significance. Our high-performance plastics will make a major contribution to the EV and battery markets,” Milan Vignjevic, head of LANXESS’ Excessive-Efficiency Supplies (HPM) enterprise unit in Asia-Pacific, says.
Flame retardant plastics with wonderful mechanical and electrical traits
For the battery module housing shock absorption and thermal administration are important as a way to shield the battery from exterior shock. Durethan BKV30FN04 just isn’t solely mechanically strong but additionally boasts high-voltage insulation, immune to as much as 800 V and successfully blocking high-voltage present. With sturdy flame-retardant properties, it prevents or delays flames from spreading in case of a hearth. Glass-fiber bolstered Durethan BKV30FN04’s sturdiness to mechanical masses is superior to unfilled PA6.
Moreover, it maintains wonderful energy and stiffness when involved with electrolyte or cooling media, and has chemical resistance to suppress chemically-induced harm.
LANXESS’ engineering plastics will be utilized to a variety of battery elements together with battery covers, high-voltage connectors, cable brackets, and battery cell cooling system pipes in addition to components for hydrogen gas cell automobiles similar to hydrogen storage tanks. It could additionally substitute metals in varied elements, enabling light-weight design. It permits to supply of a number of useful elements in a single course of, a driver behind steady development in demand within the subsequent technology mobility market the place numerous applied sciences and elements come into play.
“Excessive-quality supplies, technical experience and customised engineering companies from LANXESS enabled us to hurry up our improvement. This helped solidify our place within the fast-evolving EV battery components market,” Gyuso Lee, Head of Buying & Growth at INFAC, says.
Sanghun Han, Head of HPM in Korea, says, “LANXESS has intently cooperated with globally main automotive OEMs, together with from Korea. That’s the reason we have been in a position to determine the traits and the challenges of e-mobility at an early stage and take part in varied EV and battery improvement tasks. With accrued success tales with our prospects, we’re establishing ourselves as a key materials companion in new mobility.”