From Lanxess and INFAC, this offers mass-production, mechanical and non-halogenated fire performance. Lanxess is a PIN flame retardant producer, member of pinfa. INFAC is a Korean specialist manufacturer of cables, electronic and electrical automotive parts. The battery housing uses Durethan BKV30FN04 from LANXESS. This non-halogenated FR glass fibre reinforced polyamide-6 offers good flame retardancy performance and provides electrical and mechanical functions, including high-voltage resistance up to 800V, strength and stiffness and resistance to chemicals such as battery electrolytes. These characteristics enable complex part design, use of fewer parts (simplified assembly) and lighter weight. High processability ensures compatibility with mass production of EV models launched by a Korean automotive manufacturer earlier in 2021.
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“LANXESS: High performance plastics grade for production of battery housings”, 24 August 2021 https://lanxess.com/en-GB/Media/Press-Releases/2021/08/LANXESS-High-performance-plastics-grade-for-production-of-battery-housings