Improving automotive battery performance
The market for plug-in hybrid and battery-powered electric vehicles is growing and with that comes an opportunity for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers to get ahead of the battery development curve. Incorporating Dow’s innovative solutions in lightweight, energy dense battery packs offers resistance to overheating and compatibility with large-volume automated assembly systems.
Browse our full range of offerings to find the solution that fits your needs, and be sure to visit our Interior, Exterior and Safety page for more information on battery safety.
Our broad array of proven thermal interface solutions, from silicones to polyurethanes, leverage our materials science knowledge and industry expertise to drive both electric and hybrid vehicle battery pack development.
Looking for greater flexibility with product design? VORATRONTM and DOWSILTM technologies are up to the task. Want to extend the life of your battery, increase safety, or lower energy consumption of your batteries? We have solutions for that too.
Let’s reimagine the safety and performance capabilities of EV and hybrid battery packs together.
Battery Pack Assembly
Why are silicone foam and thermally conductive silicone ideal for battery assembly?
Mitigating thermal propagation with advanced silicone solutions
Passenger safety within an electric vehicle is of paramount concern. Standards are developing to address such concerns, but some OEMs are targeting solutions that will comply with stricter requirements predicted for the future. These increasing standards are driving the need for improved battery safety and materials for mitigation of thermal events such as fire, explosion or smoke.
Take on the heat with Dow silicone solutions for your battery fire protection challenges.
Dispensing DOWSIL™ EF-6525 RTV Low Viscosity Silicone Foam with a Graco EFR Metering System with Voltex two-component mix valve.
Silicones offer several material advantages for thermal mitigation, including fire-retardant properties and a unique capacity to self-extinguish, avoiding propagation when flames ignite. Additionally, they offer performance over a wide temperature range and can withstand high temperatures from electric vehicle thermal runaway.
Silicone materials are available in different formats, offering a range of thermal insulation and fire protection performance for different cell types and module and pack configurations.
Dow offers a broad product portfolio of silicone materials for battery fire protection, including:
- LSR coatings and encapsulants offering rapid room-temperature cure, thermal and flame protection.
- Foams offering rapid room-temperature cure, encapsulation, vibration reduction, thermal and flame protection.
- HCRs offering rapid cure, electrical insulation, superior thermal and flame protection
Battery Fire Protection Video
Discover the advantages of Dow's portfolio of silicone materials for EV battery thermal management.
Do you need a reliability boost for electronic control unit (ECU) assembly? If so, we designed DOWSIL™ to safeguard modules against the risks caused by electrical failures and overheating. With a range of protective solutions including coatings, gels, encapsulants and specialized solutions, you can rely on Dow’s technology to ensure the dependability of your module.
Battery Module Cell Assembly
Discover how Dow solutions protect against thermal runaway.
Balance. Flow. Communication. Controllers are key to making sure your electric vehicle can effectively control speed and acceleration while also helping prevent accidents and collisions. Important design tasks such as these need to be supported by reliable, proven technologies, like those offered by Dow.
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