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Trinseo’s Newest EV Battery Solutions Maximize Mobility: See at Battery Show Europe

High-performance battery binders and a new lightweight thermoplastic battery casing offer enhanced performance, recycling opportunity, and efficiency.

Staff

June 12, 2024

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Trinseo's VOLTABOND latex binders
Trinseo's VOLTABOND latex bindersTRINSEO

Trinseo, a specialty material solutions provider, today announced its lineup of EV Battery solutions that will be on display at The Battery Show Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, June 18-20, 2024, Hall 8, Booth D26. Two innovative technologies will be highlighted this year that focus on improving performance of the EV battery itself, along with a novel approach to physically protecting the battery pack.

The thermoplastic battery casing that will be showcased is produced using the Direct Long Fiber Thermoplastic (DLFT) molding process. This gives EV OEMs the option to move away from more expensive heavy rigid metal casings to high performance thermoplastic trays and covers, without compromising performance or protection. It also allows for shorter cycle times for high volume manufacturing, part toughness, along with structural flexibility and greater design freedom for complex part geometries. Lighter weight casing helps increase energy efficiency, and range in EVs as compared to metal casings. And using high performance thermoplastic offers increased design flexibility as compared to metal casing for innovative functional integration while providing electric insulation, heat insulation and fire resistance the industry demands.

“To us, the same principles of innovation, science, engineering, and design that define the external aesthetics of an electric vehicle, also apply to the internal components,” stated Chief Technology Officer Han Hendriks. In addition to the benefits of weight reduction, our thermoplastic casing material is available in grades containing recycled polycarbonate content produced by our in-house PC dissolution technology.”

Also on display is Trinseo’s VOLTABOND aqueous-based anode binder that binds the graphite and conductivity agent powder together and onto the foil current collector of a battery. VOLTABONDTM binders provide high peel strength, low DCIR and low re-bounce. In addition, its unique chemical structure enhances battery life by offering resistance to electrolyte dissolution.

“By improving electrical conductivity, structural integrity, cyclability, and energy density, with our VOLTABOND latex binders, we’re helping batteries last longer, charge faster, go farther and perform better,” added Hendriks. “At less than one percent of the battery’s weight, we can make a big impact on a number of performance characteristics that the industry is looking for.”

About the company

Trinseo, a specialty material solutions provider, partners with companies to bring ideas to life in an imaginative, smart, and sustainably focused manner by combining its premier expertise, forward-looking innovations, and best-in-class materials to unlock value for companies and consumers. From design to manufacturing, Trinseo taps into decades of experience in diverse material solutions to address customers’ unique challenges in a wide range of industries, including building and construction, consumer goods, medical and mobility. Trinseo’s approximately 3100 employees bring endless creativity to reimagining the possibilities with clients all over the world from the company’s locations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Trinseo reported net sales of approximately $3.7 billion in 2023. Discover more by visiting www.trinseo.com.

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