As the demand of hybrid and electric vehicles are advancing at a rapid pace, a need for effective counter of thermal heat effect on the performance of these electric vehicles has arisen. To tackle this issue, Electrolube has successfully executed a new resin solutions for EV customers that have proven highly successful in solving their heat, performance and protection issues.
For issues with securing the battery at the base and ensuring effective heat dissipation away from the battery, Electrolube’s SC4003 is a thixotropic two-part silicone potting and encapsulating resin, initially designed for the Indian market, which was primarily developed for the protection of LED Drivers.
Ron Jakeman, Electrolube’s Managing Director, comments, “Thermal management is a pre-requisite for efficient battery operation in electric and hybrid vehicles, particularly with all the various global climatic conditions and hostile environments that vehicles are subjected to. Batteries produce vast amounts of heat during operation and whilst charging, and we are delighted to introduce our Thermal Management and Encapsulation Resin Solutions to the battery industry to improve their performance and lifetime. As an established supplier to the automotive industry, we have seen a surge in demand from many battery application customers and Electrolube is increasingly becoming the go-to resource for specialist electro-chemical solutions that solve customers’ manufacturing problems for EV and hybrid batteries that helps them bring high-quality, reliable batteries to market faster. We are looking forward to learning about customer requirements and advising them on the efficient solutions we offer.”
However, its properties make it ideally suited for battery protection. The Thermal Conductivity of SC4003 is 1W/mK, which is the highest in the industry for a silicone resin. It has excellent high-temperature properties, suitable for use in applications where the operating temperature will be up to 200°C, while its flexibility allows for temperature cycling.
Another key product for battery protection includes the thermal gap filler – GF400. Electrolube’s thermal gap filler, GF400, is a highly effective heat transfer solution, providing excellent thermal performance at 4.0 W/m.K.
To seal the battery pack, Electrolube has the ER6001 two-part epoxy encapsulation resin, which has also been developed for the Indian EV market.
To achieve prolonged battery life and higher efficiency, Electrolube’s Thermally Conductive Epoxy Potting Compound, ER2221, is a highly thermally conductive resin with low viscosity, ideal for potting cells within electric vehicle batteries.