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A Safer Way to Design Electric Vehicle Battery Packs

Family with an electric vehicle.
Posted 09/04/2019 by Elizabeth Knazs, Senior Application Specialist, Electric Vehicle/Battery

Automotive electrification has several key challenges, however, thermal management and the safety of the battery pack are two larger challenges that remain a continued focus. Battery cell makers and assemblers, system designers, tier suppliers, and OEMs need a complete battery solution that addresses key thermal management and safety elements.

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With Electric Vehicles, Adhesive Makers Can’t Stick to Their Old Ways

Woman charging an electric vehicle.
Posted 01/04/2019 by Adam Turner, DirectIndustry E-Magazine

Article excerpts from Adam Turner’s article originally published by DirectIndustry e-magazine.  As electric vehicles present new manufacturing and operational challenges compared to traditional combustion engines, automotive adhesive makers can’t afford to stick to their old ways. “Electric vehicle designers often favor adhesives over mechanical fasteners in order to shed weight, as every gram impacts a vehicle’s range,” says Matt McGreevy, global marketing a...

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Electric Vehicles

H.B. Fuller scientist.
Posted 05/09/2018 by Shou Ping Li, Asia Pacific Engineering Adhesives Technical Director

Meina Du is the manager of industry structural adhesives in the engineering adhesives R&D department in H.B. Fuller’s Asia-Pacific Region. She received her Ph.D. from the Beijing Institute of Technology in 2008 and then joined Tonsan Adhesive, Inc., which was acquired by H.B. Fuller in 2015. In 2017, Meina’s team was the first ever to supply flame-retardant (UL94V0) acrylic structural adhesives to battery pack producers which serve the electric vehicles industry. This has been ...

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Safer Battery, Lighter Battery Pack and Greener Future

Hybrid battery for electric vehicles.
Posted 03/20/2018 by Stephen Neuman, Business Development Manager, Transportation

H.B Fuller’s Innovative Solution for Electric Vehicle Battery Module Crash Protection The transition to electric vehicle (EV) technologies that began only a decade ago is now gaining momentum globally and holds promise for a low-emission future. EV manufacturers are tirelessly striving to offer consumers higher performance electric cars every year. With the constant push for increased range, charge densities of battery modules continue to increase. Thermal management and structural designs...

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Electric Vehicles: Automobiles of the Future

Electric car plugged into a charging station.
Posted 10/28/2016 by Stephen J Neuman, Sr. Business Development Manager, Transportation

Electric vehicles are the new generation of eco-friendly automobiles, and everyone stands to benefit. In addition to being generally quieter, quicker, and cheaper to operate, they have a smaller environmental impact than conventional vehicles, making improved air quality a reality. According to the International Council on Clean Transportation, 2015 saw a “wave of global electrification,” and the “global EV population hit a milestone in the second half of 2015 when the one-mill...

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