PPG shows battery enhancing coatings

By Simon Warburton | 14 January 2020

PPG has unveiled marketplace-ready coatings to help enhance electric-vehicle battery performance, durability, safety and cost during the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany.

The company also introduced its battery thermal management innovation, PPG Coratherm thermal gap filler.

The PPG stand at AABC Europe featured a broad range of solutions for battery cell and pack applications, including thermal gap fillers, a cathode binder free of N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP), dielectric and intumescent coatings, pack sealants and adhesives.

In addition, Calum Munro, PPG senior scientist, research and technology, automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings, detailed development and validation of PPG Coratherm thermal gap filler.

PPG featured its cathode binder which eliminates the use of the solvent, NMP. The marketplace-ready binder helps streamline formulation and application processes, reducing mixing times by up to 90% and contributes to longer battery cycle life.

"PPG's participation in AABC Europe will enable us to highlight our expertise in helping customers enhance battery performance, durability and safety while reducing total system cost," said Munro. "We also partner with customers to ensure successful, high-volume application of our latest battery coatings solutions."

PPG is enabling electric-vehicle OEMs and battery and component manufacturers to accelerate the development of automotive and commercial vehicle energy storage solutions.

AABC Europe was expected to attract more than 1,000 participants representing OEMs, materials suppliers and research organisations.