Chandler, Arizona, February 21, 2018–Rogers announces its portfolio of PORON®
polyurethane electric vehicle (EV) battery pad materials, a suite of solutions
designed for cushioning and vibration isolation of lithium-ion (Li-ion)
Li-ion batteries are the power source of choice for the new
generation of electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicles due to their high
power density and charging efficiency. These batteries, however, pose an array
of safety, life-span, and performance challenges that require advanced material
Already widely-adopted in the industry, PORON polyurethane
is uniquely suited to supporting safety and reliability over the life of the electric
vehicle due to its inherent ability to produce a very consistent level of force
across a range of compressions. PORON compressibility curves illustrate the
material’s strength in withstanding the stresses of compression and temperature
over time, vitally important to ensuring consistent performance over the life
of the battery. PORON polyurethane also extends the life of EV batteries by
absorbing shock and protecting sensitive components.
Drawing upon many years of technical expertise and
experience, Rogers works collaboratively with automotive design engineers to provide
custom battery pad application solutions that predict material cushioning
behavior across varied dimensional tolerances.
In addition to PORON polyurethane materials, Rogers also
offers other advanced materials for EV applications. BISCO® silicone foams are
the solution of choice for sealing and protecting battery enclosures. As damage from the elements and road debris
could cause electrical shock or explosion, gaskets fabricated from BISCO
silicone material seal out water, dust, and debris while providing exceptional
temperature and UV resistance.
ARLON Secure® Silicone Thermal Transfer Adhesives round out
the battery material portfolio with a distinctive set of thermal, physical, and
electrical properties for use in power modules. Secure Silicone Thermal Transfer Adhesive forms chemical
bonds with the substrates with which it is in contact during cure, producing a
robust adhesion that is resistant to heat, humidity, and shock. This eliminates the need for mechanical fasteners,
simplifying the design and creating a long term reliable solution.
For more information regarding the new PORON battery pad materials
and the EV battery pad portfolio, visit http://www.rogerscorp.com/ems/applications/22/Battery-Pads-Cushions.aspx.
About Rogers Corporation
Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global technology leader in engineered materials to
power, protect, and connect our world. With more than 180 years of materials
science experience, Rogers delivers high-performance solutions that enable
clean energy, Internet connectivity, advanced transportation and other
technologies where reliability is critical. Rogers delivers Power Electronics
Solutions for energy-efficient motor drives, vehicle electrification, and
alternative energy; Elastomeric Material Solutions for sealing, vibration
management, and impact protection in mobile devices, transportation interiors,
and performance apparel; and Advanced Connectivity Solutions materials for
wireless infrastructure, automotive safety and radar systems. Headquartered in
Chandler, Arizona (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United
States, China, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, and South Korea, with joint ventures
and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.rogerscorp.com.