Charged EVs | Avery Dennison launches new Volt Robust electrical insulation tapes for EV batteries

US adhesive manufacturing firm Avery Dennison has launched a newly developed portfolio of electrically insulative, single-sided filmic tapes for EV battery packs.

The Volt Robust portfolio contains tapes that incorporate options for OEMs and converters, together with choices for curved geometries, excessive abrasion-resistant choices, colour choices for imaginative and prescient inspection techniques, flame-retardant choices for UL-94 and different flammability requirements, excessive dielectric power with skinny, constant profiles enabling larger power density and immediate bonding to allow environment friendly manufacturing. 

Compared to EV battery spray coatings, Volt Robust comes at decrease price, eliminates curing time, has thinner profiles for higher warmth circulate and affords prolonged shelf life, the corporate stated. Avery Dennison additionally affords custom-made choices like quick-stick and high-tack adhesive formulations, along with single-coated foam tapes that enhance insulation.

“With each main OEM at present electrifying their fleets, engineers are dealing with new challenges in coping with excessive voltages of their battery packs,” stated Scott Krusinski, Market Supervisor, Vitality Storage at Avery Dennison. “The Volt Robust portfolio is particularly engineered to boost electrical insulation in EV battery packs. Correct insulation is essential to defending cells and different delicate elements to forestall electrical arcing that may result in shorting and fires.”

Supply: Avery Dennison