Electrolube has been able to provide a pioneering solution by developing innovative resin for an electric 3-wheeler EV automotive customer in India with great success.
The customer required an innovative resin to improve a thermal management issue and encapsulate cells within the battery pack itself.
Electrolube India’s General Manager, Padmanabha Shaktivelu comments, “The SC4003 black silicone resin has proven to be a very successful solution to fully optimize the performance of the EV battery in electric vehicles. We are fortunate to have strong R&D support and technical expertise across multiple continents that enables us to provide reliable solutions rapidly and efficiently to our customers.”
Ron Jakeman, Electrolube’s Managing Director, comments, “The SC4003 encapsulation resin is an excellent choice for improving the thermal performance in electric vehicle batteries, which is so important in this location and application. The electronics industry in India is very dynamic and ever-growing and our collaborative solutions are eagerly being sought after by local manufacturers to help improve the quality and reliability of their end-products.”
Electrolube, widely known as the solutions people, supplied the SC4003 resin to help increase thermal performance with impressive results.
The resin has featured in production as the company’s key encapsulation solution for the last 6 months and has successfully reduced the total operating temperature on the Li-ion cell surface by 25°C.
Designed specifically for the Indian market, SC4003 is a thixotropic two-part silicone potting and encapsulating resin with excellent high-temperature properties. Suitable for use in applications where the operating temperature will be up to 200°C, its flexibility also allows for temperature cycling.
The SC4003 resin enables good flow characteristics that facilitate the potting of difficult and complex geometries and exhibits low stress on components. With a simple 1:1 mix ratio for ease of processing, SC4003 has a high thermal conductivity of 1.0 W/m.K.
Electrolube has an extensive portfolio of encapsulation resins, however, the SC4003 was selected for this application because of its excellent high-temperature resistance, flexibility and high thermal conductivity. With high dielectric strength of 20 kV/mm, SC4003 has a wide operating temperature range from -60°C to 200°C.