There is no denying that electrical and hybrid vehicles (EV) are growing in popularity, being cheap to run, quiet and smooth to drive. Automotive manufacturers are keen to improve the power to weight ratio by using lighter materials such as composites and weight saving bonding, joining and fixing solutions.
Double sided tape and single sided self adhesive tapes offer an attractive alternative to traditional mechanical fastening methods and have a key role to play in the manufacture of electric cars, vans and public vehicles. From structural bonding tapes and anti-noise tapes to prevent rattles and squeaks through to closed cell foam tapes to provide waterproof seals there are many options.
Adhesive Tapes for Electric Vehicle Batteries
Techsil have just introduced a specialist adhesive tapes range designed specifically for Lithium ion (Li) automotive battery applications that meets the stringent requirements of the EV industry. This range of electrical tapes offers properties such as EMI shielding, Thermal & Electrical Insulation, Flame Retarding and Heat Sink Optimisation. The range is manufactured by ITW Stokis Tapes and includes:
Thermally conductive interface tapes that can give electrical insulation or act as a thermal pad cooling bridge to the cooling unit.
A range of tapes that offer mechanical protection, electrical insulation and EMI shielding to battery covers and busbars and can be used as a battery cell separator.
A range of PU and silicone adhesive foam pads that are used for cushioning, thermal insulation, sealing of housings and connectors against water ingress and as compression pads giving compensation for cell expansion.
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