DuPont introduces new thermal-conductive interface material for HEV/EV battery assembly

Innovative material supports battery thermal management essential to safety and long-service life

           

NEU-ISENBURG, Germany, May 7, 2019 – Battery pack safety, durability and sustainability are critical to the mobility needs of today and tomorrow. BETASEAL™ TC thermal-conductive interface material is a game-changing solution for battery pack assembly. Part of the offering comprised of DuPont’s AHEAD™ (Accelerating Hybrid-Electric Autonomous Driving) initiative, BETASEAL™ TC is easy to apply, retains thermal-conductive properties between the battery cells and cooling plate, yet has low pullout force to facilitate ease of battery module removal for repair/reuse/recycling.

“Adhesive solutions are in our DNA. We bring nearly 75 years’ experience to the automotive industry and we are translating that expertise to serve the growing hybrid and electric vehicle market,” said Andreas Lutz, R&D director – adhesives at DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers. “BETASEAL™ TC is just one of many component and assembly solutions brought to the industry by DuPont. We look forward to collaborating with our customers to create even more.”

BETASEAL™ TC is a dispensable thermal interface material demonstrating benefits that include:

  • Non-abrasive formulation – no equipment wear
  • Fast dispensing, compression or injection process compatible
  • Fast joining – low press-in force
  • No sagging in vertical aging test
  • Long working time -- > 30 minutes
  • No physical change over aging
  • Repairability – low pullout force

BETASEAL™ TC can be robotically applied, leading to production efficiencies through repeatable processes for high-volume assembly environments. It can also be manually applied for smaller volumes or repairs. The material ensures retention of thermal conductivity due to good contact between the battery cells and the cooling plate with no material gaps.

Visit us at Stand 510 for more information about AHEAD™ solutions from DuPont, or visit www.AHEAD.DuPont.com.

About DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers

DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to the transportation, electronics, healthcare, industrial and consumer markets. T&AP partners with its customers to drive innovation by utilizing its expertise and knowledge in polymer and materials science. T&AP works with customers throughout the value chain to enable material systems solutions for demanding applications and environments. For additional information about DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers, visit http://www.dupont.com/industries/automotive.html.

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, which will be called DuPont, into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.

For further information contact:
Christina Zinck
FTI Consulting for DuPont
+33 (0)1 47 03 68 18
christina.zinck@fticonsulting.com

Terri Howe
Howe Marketing Communications for DuPont
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thowe@howemarketing.com