CB Frost in 2022: Electric Vehicles and More
As we enter the new year, it provides an ideal opportunity to reflect on the events of the year that just passed. Whilst 2020 and 2021 saw us face certain restrictions as a result of COVID-19 as businesses in all industries continued to face the long term effects of the pandemic, 2022 was a year that saw CB Frost enter new markets such as electric vehicles, along with winning new contacts in existing markets.
Let’s look at some of what we achieved in 2022, along with some of the key topics we covered in our blog posts.
Entering the Electric Vehicles Market
With the number of electric (EV) and hybrid (HEV) vehicles on the road rapidly increasing, in 2022 we teamed up with Rogers’ Corporation to supply a range of products for Lithium-ion battery packs for EV and HEV vehicles. With access to Rogers’ range of specialist materials for EV batteries, combined with our expertise in manufacturing, we have been able to develop high performance products for applications including
- Pressure management pads
- Battery housing seals
- Cooling plate spring pads
- Manual service disconnect seals
- Thermal runaway protection pads
- Anti vibration and cushioning pads
With the return of trade shows and expos in a physical capacity, we were excited to showcase Rogers’ Corporation’s range of PORON® polyurethanes and BISCO® silicone materials, along with our range of EV battery components. Two key events we attended included the Battery tech Expo at Silverstone, and the Battery Cell and Systems, and Vehicle Electrification Expos at the NEC, Birmingham.
Attending these events provided our team with the chance to explore the scope of battery technology innovations, along with making new contacts and discussing our own range of materials and EV battery products.
Supporting the Ministry of Defence
CB Frost have long been a supplier to the Ministry of Defence, working alongside well-known names in the defence industry, including Babcock Defence, BAE and General Dynamics. In May 2022, we were pleased to sign a new £60k contract to supply the MoD.
Following more than 12 months of hard work by CB Frost Business Development Manager Daniel Brock and Sales Coordinator Charlotte Homer, we were awarded a long term contract from the MoD to support the British Army. Under our new contract, we supply a range of rubber products for the MoD’s UK armoured vehicle programme. The Boxer is a state-of-the-art armoured vehicle offering the highest levels of protection whilst maintaining fantastic mobility.
Our Material Range and Manufacturing Capabilities
As well as providing news on new developments for CB Frost and the industries that we supply, our blog also provides a platform to highlight our extensive range of high performance materials, designed to meet the requirements and regulations of many industries.
To help our customers in selecting the best suited materials for their applications, we discussed the key advantages of our range of foam rubber products, as well as taking a more detailed look at our high performance silicone materials for the rail industry, and highly versatile PORON® Urethane materials.
As experts in the conversion of rubber, sponge and plastic materials, in addition to providing our expertise in helping customers select the right materials for their needs, we also deliver the highest quality of manufacturing services, converting our impressive range of materials into products to meet the needs of our clients.
During 2022, we made the most of our website’s blog to highlight our manufacturing knowledge and experience, sharing our rubber moulding advice and why to choose injection or compression moulding. We also profiled our extrusion and fabrication capabilities, discussing the processes involved in rubber extrusion and fabrication processes.
Looking Forward to 2023 and Beyond
We believe that a key element contributing to our century plus existence as a company is our forward thinking approach. In addition to learning from the lessons offered by the challenges we have faced each year in the history of CB Frost, we always have our fingers on the pulse of each industry we supply and work tirelessly to not only keep up with industrial advancements, but understand how technologies and processes will continue to advance in the years to come.
To discuss your future needs and learn more about our extensive range of high performance materials and manufacturing capabilities, contact our team today by calling 0121 773 98494.