CB Frost Enter the Electrical Vehicles Market
At CB Frost, in keeping with our core values, as well as our commitment to moving with the times and embracing new technologies, we also maintain a dedication to respecting the environment at all times and working to give back to society. As a result, to remain as a market leader in our industry, we are always excited by opportunities to enter exciting new sectors that promote a greener, more environmentally friendly future.
Supplying EV Battery Components
We have enjoyed a partnership with Rogers’ Corporation for over 25 years now, converting their range of specialist silicone materials for applications within the Rail industry and other sectors, and we are now pleased to announce that we have team up to work with Rogers’ to offer a wide range of battery pad and cushion solutions for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles.
Whilst most vehicles on the road today continue to be powered by traditional fuels, electric (EV) and hybrid (HEV) vehicles are very much on the rise. Governments throughout the world are making commitments to increase the production of EVs to promote a greener future and lower emissions from personal transportation. In November 2020, the UK government announced steps to phase out the sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, along with plans for investing in EV infrastructure, to increase production of and access to electric vehicles.
As demand for electric vehicles grows, so too does the need for the EV batteries that provide the power source (or fuel) for these zero emissions vehicles. For electric cars and vehicles to be successful in the long term, investments in EV batteries are essential to ensure that they provide necessary power and last for longer.
Lithium-ion battery packs are the go-to power sources for the electric vehicle industry. They feature an excellent power density and ensure efficient charging, however, despite these benefits, they have relatively short lifespans and degrade faster depending on the automotive environments they face. At CB Frost, we are here to provide the EV/HEV battery pads, cushions and seals to protect Lithium-ion battery packs and increase their efficiency and lifespan.
Working with Rogers’ Corporation, we supply a wide range of materials for EV batteries, including:
- Poron Polyurethane
- EVExtend Polyurethane
- HT800 Silicone Foam
- BF1000 Silicone Foam
- BF2000 Silicone Foam
- ProCell Aluminium Foil
Our range of materials offer important characteristics to improve the performance and increase the lifespan of EV batteries, including excellent compression set resistance, good chemical resistance, excellent fire retardancy (and meeting several flammability requirements), low outgassing, thermal prorogation delay and capacity fade reduction.
With our manufacturing capabilities and range of high performance materials, we are well equipped to supply products for common EV battery applications including:
- Battery compression pads and cushions
- Anti-vibration pads for vibration isolation
- Battery enclosure sealing
- Thermal runaway protection
- Impact protection pads
For more information on our specialist EV materials and common applications, click here.
If you have questions about our catalogue of EV materials or wish to make an enquiry, call our expert team today on +44 (0)121 773 8494 or get in touch here.