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Battery Electric Vehicles Charge Ahead with Functional Coatings

    March 7, 2019

The adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is on the rise. With the European mandate that all vehicles sold in 2025 and beyond are battery-powered, the fact that more BEVs were sold in China in 2018 than in all world regions combined, and the global nature of the automotive industry, BEVs are moving toward a dominant space in mobility. By 2025, JP Morgan Chase predicts overall EV sales (BEV, PHEV, and hybrids) are estimated to account for 38% of total sales.

Chemistry such as functional coatings play a key role in enhancing the performance and sustainability of Battery Electric Vehicles. Their flexibility enables them to be applied in key drivetrain components throughout BEVs, including:

  • Battery cell
  • Power conversion
  • Electric drive system
  • Battery packs

For example, when applied within the battery pack, they add properties such as corrosion resistance and increased conductivity that enhance battery-pack function and longevity. In addition, functional coatings enable the use of light metals throughout the battery pack and the vehicle, which is critical to displace the added weight of the battery pack.

By preventing corrosion, increasing adhesion on sealing surfaces, Henkel’s functional coatings, including electro ceramic coatings, chromium-free pretreatments and dielectric coatings offer a variety of solutions to protect BEV battery pack components, battery cells and the materials mix used in vehicle lightweighting.

To learn more, join us for the upcoming webinar: Functional Coatings for Battery Electric Vehicles on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., EST. This Webinar will review the benefits and capabilities these coatings can provide Battery Electric Vehicles:

  • Protects critical components from corrosion and external elements
  • Increases battery life
  • Promotes increased adhesion for long-term durability
  • Enables lightweight materials throughout
  • Protect current collectors and increase cell capacity in Lithium-ion batteries

Click here to register today!

About the Author, John Kukalis

John M. Kukalis is a 29-year veteran with Henkel Corp., focused in the area of Surface Treatments. Mr. Kukalis is currently the Sr. Regional Business Development Manager, responsible for the areas of Functional Coatings, Metal Forming Lubricants & Machining Coolants. Mr. Kukalis has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science from Michigan State University and has held various position with a background in Manufacturing, Technical Services, Sales, and Marketing.

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