Bonding and Sealing of Battery Pack Assemblies Help Ensure Long-life Components Operation

Thermal management attributes of adhesive add to battery pack durability

Schwalbach, Germany - March 06, 2018 - - Battery packs for electric vehicle platforms consist of many different substrates. Assembling and sealing them is critical for temperature management, durability and reliable operation. BETAFORCE™ structural bonding adhesives from Dow are specifically formulated to accommodate multi-material mix Lightweight designs with the thermal management attributes necessary to ensure durability and long service life.

“Dow Automotive Systems has been a leader in bonding technologies for vehicle assembly for over 55 years,” said Christophe Van Herreweghe, Marketing Manager – Body & Exteriors, Dow Automotive Systems. “It’s natural that this expertise extends to solutions for the rapidly growing HEV and EV market.”

A broad portfolio includes a range of benefits from high elongation to high modulus with the ability for heat acceleration and latency to address different process conditions. BETAFORCE™ TC two-part, thermal-conductive adhesive, for example, demonstrates ease of dispensability, temperature management characteristics and low abrasiveness – all of which are important in electronic componentry assembly.

Working with OEMs, Tiers and battery manufacturers, Dow is sharing its proven technology with a fast-evolving market eager for reliable partners. Demonstrating its development expertise, Dow also is working on an organic, silicone-free, thermal-conductive gap-filling technology. This is currently in the customer evaluation stage with commercialization to be announced at a later date.

About Dow Automotive Systems
Dow Automotive Systems is a leading global provider of proven collaborative solutions for automotive and commercial transportation manufacturers, tier suppliers and the aftermarket. We specialize in joining and assembly technologies including structural, elastic and rubber-to-substrate adhesive solutions; sealers; fluids and lubricants. Our products support vehicle lightweighting and structural integrity for strength, stiffness, safety and acoustic advancements. For additional information, visit www.dowautomotive.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.

About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division
DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found www.dow-dupont.com.

Christina Zinck FTI Consulting for Dow Automotive +33 (0) 1 47 03 68 18 christina.zinck@fticonsulting.com
Terri Howe Howe Marketing Communications for Dow Automotive +1 616 997 6235 thowe@howemarketing.com