SABIC has introduced two new grades of NORYL resins that support demand for lighter, thinner and more crash-resistant EV battery modules and housings.
These new innovative materials – NORYL NHP6011 and NHP6012 resins – address key consumer requirements for EVs: improved safety, range and power.
“Optimization of batteries is crucial to expanding adoption of electric vehicles and realizing the full sustainability benefits of e-mobility,” said Darpan Parikh, global product management leader, Resins & Compounds, SABIC’s Specialties business. “By helping to enhance EV batteries through better safety, higher energy density and lower weight, our new NORYL resins can also help manufacturers increase the consumer appeal of their vehicles.”
“SABIC continues to advance the performance properties of our NORYL materials for e-mobility to keep pace with rapidly changing industry requirements, such as more robust flame retardancy,” said Luc Govaerts, Director, Formulation & Application Development, SABIC’s Specialties Business. “By developing these unique and proprietary high-performance PPE copolymer technologies, we can expand our formulation design space. This is key for us to offer customers new choices for the next generation of battery designs and enable them to meet stringent requirements.”
They deliver enhanced robust flame retardancy and impact strength to meet stringent industry-related safety standards, as well as thin-wall molding capability to reduce weight and accommodate more cells, helping to extend vehicle range and boost performance.
These novel glass-fiber-reinforced NORYL resins feature proprietary polyphenylene ether (PPE)-copolymer technology and are the latest additions to SABIC’s growing NHP family of materials for mobility applications.
New NORYL NHP6011 and NHP6012 resins provide best-in-class, non-chlorinated/non-brominated flame retardancy that meets UL 94 V-0 requirements at 1.5 mm.
In addition, they supply high stiffness and impact strength for crash protection. The two products differ in their glass fiber loadings to accommodate specific customer requirements for stiffness.
The dimensional stability and good flow properties of the NORYL grades enable thin-wall designs for cell frames, retainers and battery pack top covers. These properties help increase energy density while minimizing weight and space.
In addition to these outstanding mechanical properties, the new NORYL NHP6011 and NHP6012 resins provide excellent resistance to acid vs. polycarbonate (PC), better moisture resistance compared to polyamide, and low specific gravity.