AkzoNobel has launched a new range of Resicoat EV powder coatings to protect the battery system and electrical components of electric vehicles (EVs). Each of the five product ranges developed within the Resicoat EV range has been specifically innovated to enhance the safety and performance of EV batteries and components. They have superior electrical insulating properties and enhanced thermal management to help protect the battery systems, motors, and electrical storage units.

The range comprise Resicoat EVpack, which delivers a range of protective properties for the battery pack or housing to insulate electrical systems; Resicoat EVcell provides cell-to-cell electrical insulation for even the most intricate designs; and Resicoat EVcooling, designed to deliver superior performance in thermal conductivity, electrical insulation, edge coverage, and consistent film building in cooling tube and cooling plate applications.

It also includes Resicoat EVbusbar to coat the busbars that carry and distribute electricity to improve heat dissipation and support a lower fire load with a longer lifetime during thermal impact. To protect the electric motor, the Resicoat EVmotor range includes epoxy powder solutions that are specifically designed for the electrical insulation of hairpin stators.

Key solutions within the Resicoat EV range are tested and approved to UL 94 V-0 that enables vehicle systems to tolerate a certain amount of exposure to a flame without igniting. They’re also tested and approved to UL746B and UL1446, ensuring they can resist thermal degradation and possible damage that can occur at elevated temperatures. Resicoat powder coatings have very minimum volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and conform to the industry’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive.

“For more than 60 years, we have built the expertise and innovation inherent with our Resicoat brand to help resolve the challenge of electrical insulation,” said Jeff Jirak, managing director at AkzoNobel Powder Coatings. “We understand how an exceptional powder coating with the right application technique will provide consistent electrical insulation for the life of the key components, such as the batteries in EVs. It’s further proof of our commitment to supporting our customers through partnerships and product development to create, power, and protect the designs of the future.” 

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