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Celanese Corp. will share new EV and battery material concepts that can speed innovation in the competitive mobility industry at The Battery Show North America.

August 31, 2023

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Celanese will showcase several innovations for electric vehicles at the Battery Show, including new Fortron PPS grades and a prototype of its All-in-1 EV battery module (rendered above).Image courtesy of Celanese

Celanese Corporation will showcase its full range of engineered material solutions for advanced mobility at the 2023 Battery Show North America taking place September 12-14 in Novi, Michigan. These offerings are helping to accelerate innovation for advanced mobility applications, many of which rely heavily on engineering thermoplastics.

Celanese will feature the following at booth #2011:

  • New Overmolding Materials: Three new Fortron® PPS grades with excellent thermal shock resistance, formulated for metal over-molding applications to mitigate part fracture or loss of function are ideal for developing electric vehicle (EV) components, such as busbars, fluid pumps, sealed systems and electrical connectors. Both Forton® PPS and Zytel™ HTN are also featured in a Celanese material-process-service solution for overmolding busbars to reduce manufacturing time and cost while maintaining performance and safety standards.  

  • Battery Demonstrator: This EV battery replica with cutaway sections shows numerous assemblies and components produced with Celanese materials, including thermal management, structural components and energy and electrical systems.

  • All-in-1 EV Battery Module Prototype: Based on tab cooling, structural thermoplastic cooling channels and an electrical connection plate, this concept can increase energy density through functional integration of parts, subsequently extending vehicle range and boosting thermal management.

In addition, a hybrid thermoplastic aluminum cooling plate developed with Novares, a global automotive tier 1, will be on display. Based on Celanese ZytelBond treatment technology, it quickly bonds and welds aluminum to injection-molded parts made of Zytel PA, Zytel HTN or Celanyl PA. Zytel HTN will also be highlighted in handles and plugs that connect electric charging station cables to a car's charging socket, providing structural strength and electrical compatibility.

Beyond its booth presence, Celanese principal engineer and product chemist Prabuddah Bansal will present “Enabling Thermal Management with Innovations in Thermally Conductive Plastics” on September 13 from 3:55 pm–4:25 pm. He will focus on how thermal conductivity in plastics can meet demanding engineering requirements in many applications more cost-effectively than other materials, including metals, ceramics and other plastics.

“As our automotive customers advance the electrification process, Celanese is well positioned to meet the needs of the future with its integrated engineered materials portfolio,” stated Tom Kelly, senior vice president, Engineered Materials at Celanese. “We have been developing innovative solutions that help manufacturers meet mobility challenges for decades and look forward to collaborating with visitors at the Battery Show to explore how they can create better products using our advanced materials platforms.”

Show attendees are encouraged to visit Celanese at booth #2011, where short Tech Talks will be conducted throughout the event.

Celanese Corporation is a global chemical leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications.


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