PIN FR compounds offer new lightweight, high performance solutions for EV battery structural elements. SABIC offers an extensive performance materials range to replace metals and optimise electric vehicle batteries and supply equipment (EVSE) with reduced weight and flexible design possibilities, whilst ensuring crash and impact resistance, non-halogenated fire safety and enabling potential cost-effectiveness and high productivity. PIN FR glass-fibre reinforced polypropylene compounds achieve UL94 V-0 @ 1.5 mm and optimise large part manufacture, such as battery covers. PIN FR glass-fibre reinforced polyphenylene ether (PPE) / polyamide (PA) alloy can achieve UL94 5VA flame rating with high dimensional stability and structural stiffness for battery enclosures and frames.
“Reimagining EV battery and EVSE design with advanced thermoplastics”, SABIC, 5/3/2021 https://www.sabic.com/assets/en/Images/SABIC-EV-and-EVSE-material-solutions_tcm1010-26488.pdf
“Plastic-intensive EV battery pack design”, SABIC, 2020 https://www.sabic.com/assets/en/Images/SABIC-AUTO-ESS-002-EN-082820-WEB_tcm1010-24177.pdf