Henkel’s leadership in the automotive sector with a broad range of advanced automotive materials for e-mobility applications, including thermal control and novel adhesive solutions for the battery system and vehicle body are driving the automotive e-mobility ingenuity.
Adhesive and Thermal Solutions from Henkel drive the Next Generation of Automotive e-Mobility ingenuity
Amping up Reliability and Efficiency
The power storage system requires advanced materials to effectively control the heat generated during operation and to keep external pollutants from contaminating the internal battery structure. Henkel’s award-winning BERGQUIST brand thermal interface materials (TIMs) are used extensively throughout the lithium-ion (li-ion) battery structure to alleviate the increasing thermal load produced by modern, high power density li-ion batteries. BERGQUIST GAP PAD® and SIL PAD® thermal interface materials are soft, compliant thermally conductive pad-based materials most often incorporated in on-board charging, battery management and inverter systems between heat-generating components and the heat sink or chassis. BERGQUIST Gap Fillers are liquid-based TIMs that are ideal for complex architectures and operations that require high automation and throughput. Applicable to any thermal transfer point within the li-ion battery structure, liquid gap fillers are most frequently employed between battery modules and the housing, between battery cells, as well as on powertrain busbar designs and in power conversion systems.
Throughout their lifetime, electric vehicle batteries are exposed to rain, dust, automotive fluids, and even salt spray in colder climates. Chemicals and particles from these elements can harm battery circuitry, potentially causing failure. Keeping the entire battery system free from contaminants that can impact performance is essential to long life and reliable operation. Here, Henkel’s gasketing and sealing materials deliver a strong, tight barrier against environmental pollutants. A range of LOCTITE® brand adhesive sealants provide formed-in-place, cured-in-place or molded-in-place capability to protect battery integrity and enhance long-term reliability. Productronica India visitors are invited to view these advanced adhesives in Hall 3, Booth PA27 throughout the three-day event.
A Lighter, Quieter Ride
The efficiency and range of the battery is not only about li-ion technology, but also highly dependent on the vehicle weight. Lighter vehicles require less power to propel them, which generally translates to longer range capability and extended battery life. As a top innovator of vehicle body assembly materials, Henkel has engineered a complete line of TEROSON® structural inserts that reduce heavy metals in vehicle construction, facilitating a lighter overall structure for greater energy efficiency and crash protection. TEROSON® structural adhesives improve stiffness and durability of connections and enable the use of multiple materials for crossbeams, pillars, joints, longitudinal bars and other planar metals for lighter structures with enhanced safety. As the battery is integrated into the vehicle body, there is a requirement for crash prediction, along with durability and fatigue performance of the entire system. In addition to supplying advanced materials, Henkel’s engineering and design teams also provide predictive performance data and aid in the development of lightweight designs.
Advanced damping, sealing and absorbing materials reduce noise and vibration for a quieter driving experience. Henkel’s TEROSON® range of NVH products not only block air in the cavity and flanges with baffles and tapes, but also treat structurally-transmitted noise by shifting frequencies and converting kinetic energy into thermal energy with stiffening and damping solutions.
In addition to e-mobility solutions, Henkel’s automotive specialists can speak to any of the engineering services and more than 100 materials the company is successfully employing in automotive production for ADAS, power conversion, lighting, infotainment, displays, and crash and safety systems, among others. These include: TEROSON® structural solutions, LOCTITE® adhesives, underfills, encapsulants, coatings and solder materials, TECHNOMELT® low pressure molding and BERGQUIST® thermal management materials.
The Henkel automotive technical team looks forward helping Productronica India visitors with material solutions for next-generation vehicles. For more information, stop by the Henkel exhibit or visit henkel.com.