Electric Vehicles

The demand for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (H&EV) is growing exponentially, with production generally doubling every year. It is estimated that by 2030, H&EVs on the road, will account for 15% or more of the cars in the world. As electronic and car battery technologies evolve and as the consumer demand for clean energy vehicles increase, experts consider even more H&EV on the global market [Global EV Outlook 2017]. Whatever the final figures turn out to be, all major car manufacturers have launched multiple H&EV models and have many more on the drawing boards.
The main challenge for H&EV automakers is to ensure that the electrical and electronic parts in these new-generation vehicles are efficient, reliable and safe. Silicones play an essential role in producing high-performance H&EVs since they are used in a wide range of solutions for the assembly, integrity, and protection of critical parts in these new vehicles. Elkem Silicones provides efficient cost-effective products that ensure thermal management and electrical integrity (adhesives, electrical insulation, fire resistance) as well as electronic performance (sealing, bonding, and potting of parts) that are key features required in H&EV.
Battery pack

Thermal Management Materials: A Must for EV Batteries

Over two million electric vehicles (EVs) were sold around the world in 2018. In turn, this started a wave of performance demands for EV batteries. Are you aware there are thermal management materials that can provide EV battery reliability-enhancing and heat-dissipating performance solutions?...

/ July 8, 2020

Want to save some weight? Silicone foam can help

Decrease your density with silicone foam. Elkem Silicones’ commitment to sustainability, waste reduction, and improved efficiency are foundational principles to shape the future. Silicone chemistry is naturally formulated to protect against chemical and environmental conditions yielding prolonged product longevity. Low...

/ November 4, 2019
RT Foam Dispensing

Scale-up your battery pack design with silicone thermal management materials

In this article, we will try to answer the question: why does thermal management materials processing performances (processability, pot life, curing speed) matter that much for battery pack scale-up? By giving you some insights on the EV industrialization challenges and some...

/ November 2, 2019
Thermally conductive thermal management materials

How to test thermally conductive materials for EV battery ?

In their overall approach to improving the performance of electric vehicles, automotive manufacturers have focused on several related issues, in particular, power efficiency of engine control systems, fast-charging batteries for greater autonomy and vehicle weight reduction. In this presentation, we will...

/ October 30, 2019
Clean silicone production

Low volatiles content in silicones: a field of continuous improvement

Whether you are an OEM design engineer working on a battery thermal management project for your next EV model, or a non-specialist involved in the decision process of sourcing thermal management materials… you probably landed here because of your reading...

/ October 28, 2019

Is adhesion important for thermal conduction in your battery pack?

Let’s talk about the adhesion performances of thermal management materials! In this blog post, we will dig deeper into why thermally conductive adhesives are an important point of focus for battery engineers. If you’ve downloaded our eBook on Battery Thermal Management, you...

/ October 26, 2019
Lightweight Battery Pack

Which thermal management material for lightweight battery packs?

Lightweight Thermal Management Materials Reducing weight is a major challenge for EV designers and manufacturers in their quest to reduce power consumption, but also to increase autonomy, which is today the biggest stumbling block for end consumer acceptance.Silicone foams may...

/ October 22, 2019

Lightweight battery cells protection materials for EV

In their overall approach to improving the performance of electric vehicles, automotive manufacturers have focused on several related issues, in particular, the power efficiency of engine control systems and fast-charging batteries for greater autonomy and vehicle weight reduction. In this presentation, we...

/ October 21, 2019

Which thermal management factors impact your battery performances?

In this blog post, we will succinctly summarize the main factors that come into play in battery performance: Thermal Management, Thermal Shock, Fast Charging and Battery Capacity & Lifespan and choice of Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs). At the end of this...

/ October 19, 2019

How battery pack heat management enhance performances of EV?

In this presentation, we will succinctly summarize the main factors that come into play in limiting heat fluctuations in battery performance: why batteries are a critical technology for all types of electric and hybrid vehicles, the importance of battery temperature...

/ October 15, 2019