Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

 

January 16, 2023

  

AkzoNobel Resicoat EVAkzoNobel recently launched a new range of Resicoat EV powder coatings to protect the battery system and electrical components of a new generation of electric vehicles (EVs).

The future success of EVs is dependent on the performance of the battery and associated systems. Battery performance, however, is highly impacted by its environment, which is why it needs protection to ensure the vehicle’s performance and the safety of the passengers. Powder coatings can improve the performance of the battery by providing insulation from electric current and protection against corrosion. This means manufacturers can extend battery life, and ensure the battery performs better for longer.

Each of the five product ranges developed within the Resicoat EV range has been specifically innovated to enhance the safety and performance of the EVs of tomorrow. They have electrical insulating properties and enhanced thermal management to help protect the battery systems, motors, and electrical storage units.

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

The range 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 which 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.

“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. 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,” said Jeff Jirak, managing director at AkzoNobel Powder Coatings.

For more information about Resicoat EV range, visit https://automotive.interpon.com/emobility/

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As an easy way to measure relative humidity levels quickly, this uniquely compact Bacharach Sling Psychrometer accurately determines per cent relative humidity without the necessity of consulting complex tables. There is no need to wet the wick each time a reading is taken, and it contains a slide rule calculator which correlates wet and dry bulb thermometer indications for direct reading of relative humidity. When not in use, the thermometer case telescopes into the handle for protection.

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