New Polyamide Solutions to Improve Performance of Electric Vehicle Components
Celanese Corporation, a global specialty materials and chemical company, launched two new polyamide solutions for manufacturers of Electric Vehicle (EV) powertrain components and EV battery applications.
The company reports that their Frianyl®PA W-Series of flame-retardant polyamide solutions enables the manufacturing of large, thick-walled, flame-retardant components for EV batteries. Celanese reports that with the W-Series solutions, manufacturers can improve the safety of these components, introduce novel new designs and enhance manufacturing efficiency. Potential applications include battery module housings, e-box housings and covers and more.
The W-Series solutions achieve V-0 flame retardance at 1.5mm, combined with excellent flow characteristics, according to the company. Celanese reports that compared to standard PA66 grades with 30% glass fiber reinforcement, the equivalent grade of the new W-Series offers a 10-20% improvement in flow in an injection mold, depending on the pressure applied. Improved flow means manufacturers can consider new designs and more readily fill molds during processing, potentially leading to cycle time reductions. The W-Series solutions also have excellent laser markability with all common laser marking processes.
In addition, the Frianyl®PA W-Series solutions exhibit an excellent Comparative Tracking Index (CTI) even after aging at 125°C for 1,000 hours…