With the global demand for electric vehicles (EVs) skyrocketing, EV manufacturers are developing and buying solutions to power their vehicles, innovating to make them go further and continually working to improve battery performance. Electric motors, batteries and EV powertrain components require protective coatings to maintain optimal temperatures, reduce the risk of fire and corrosion damage, and prevent electromagnetic interference. Axalta’s portfolio of electrocoats, thermoset and thermoplastic powder coatings, fire intumescent liquid coatings, and casting resins are specifically designed for these battery applications.
“With the increasing number of electric vehicles being sold every year and with no industry-wide standards to guide product development, manufacturers need to solve engineering challenges quickly and cost effectively,” said Michael Glomp, Axalta’s Vice President of Energy Solutions. “By leveraging our deep expertise in energy solutions coupled with our intimate knowledge of the automotive industry and eMobility market, Axalta is rapidly developing coating solutions tailored to the unique needs of EV manufacturers.”
Axalta offers a range of solutions for battery cell, module and pack applications including cell can/holder protection, bus bar and module racking, thermal gap fillers, EMI/RFI shielding, and corrosion, impact, dielectric and fire protection for battery enclosures.
A new multifunctional thermoplastic powder, Plascoat PPA571ES FR consolidates corrosion, dielectric and stone chip protection in a single coating layer, saving battery space, production time and cost. It is also fire retardant (self-extinguishing) and protects the battery structure in the event of fire.
To learn more about Axalta’s EV solutions, visit www.axalta.com.