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Dow Completes Adhesive & Gap Filler Line for Battery Assembly Solution

The company is ensuring it can meet increasing demand for these materials.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

May 16, 2024

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Dow has completed the mechanicals of its new VORATRON Polyurethanes Systems adhesive and gap filler production line at its Polyurethanes Systems House in Ahlen, Germany.

Dow will increase capacity of the polyurethane systems product family tenfold, ensuring it can meet increasing demand for these materials in battery assembly solutions for the e-mobility segment.

The VORATRON Polyurethane Systems products, which include high-strength adhesives and thermally conductive composites, are crucial to achieving the fast-evolving demands of mechanical and thermal management performance that different electric vehicle battery designs require. The Polyurethane Systems help Tiers and OEMs advance their performance, processing, and sustainability goals through:

  • Low-density products support the automotive industry's ambition for vehicle weight reductions.

  • Improved processability, such as low squeeze force and optimized rheology and kinetics, provide versatility and efficiency to different assembly processes.

  • High performance thermally conductive adhesives and gap fillers that enable the combination of tailored mechanical properties and efficient thermal management which are critical to safety, range, and reliability of electric vehicles.

Powered by 100% renewable energy, the site operations also help advance sustainability goals for Tiers and OEMs. All facility process machines, forklifts, and movers are driven by electrical motors, supporting Dow's efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

"By 2030, more than one in four new passenger cars sold will be electric vehicles. Dow's investment in this adhesive and gap filler production line is well-timed to capture this new demand," said Dr. Esther Quintanilla, Dow's global MobilityScience marketing director.

"The battery is the key to the automotive evolution, and this advancement allows us to serve the current and future EV segment. Dow is committed to supplying our customers with a reliable supply of high-performance materials for the battery assemblies, which are among the most critical technologies enabling this growth," she added.

NOTE: Dow will be exhibiting at The Battery Show Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, June 18 - 20.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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