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Hutchinson Innovates Fire-Resistant EPDM Rubber for EVs Batteries
Hutchinson Innovates Fire-Resistant EPDM Rubber for EVs Batteries

Hutchinson Innovates Fire-Resistant EPDM Rubber for EVs Batteries

  • 03-Apr-2024 12:07 PM
  • Journalist: Patricia Jose Perez

As the global transition to electric vehicles gains momentum, ensuring battery safety stands out as a significant challenge confronting car manufacturers. Hutchinson emerges as a frontrunner in addressing this critical issue through groundbreaking innovation, introducing a novel EPDM material tailored for effectively sealing battery packs.

This innovative material is specifically engineered for use in battery pack gaskets and seals within the battery cooling circuit, serving the vital function of preventing coolant from infiltrating the battery cells and containing the spread of flames in the event of an emergency. Its versatility extends to applications in electric motor cooling systems and various peripheral battery equipment.

Leveraging our extensive expertise in developing cutting-edge elastomer products, this new EPDM material meets the rigorous UL 94 V-0 standard, signifying the highest level of fire resistance attainable. Its formulation ensures not only an enhanced seal but also superior chemical compatibility and exceptional performance in low-temperature environments. Moreover, it boasts the added advantage of being halogen-free, rendering it not only safer but also more environmentally sustainable compared to alternative materials.

The introduction of this EPDM material not only addresses the pressing need for battery safety in electric vehicles but also opens up avenues for its utilization in demanding industrial and aeronautical applications. Through this innovation, Hutchinson reaffirms its position as a leader in the field, demonstrating both its expertise and its unwavering commitment to advancing safer, more sustainable forms of mobility.

In an era where the automotive industry is rapidly transitioning towards electric propulsion, battery safety emerges as a paramount concern. Hutchinson's groundbreaking EPDM material represents a significant step forward in addressing this critical challenge, providing car manufacturers with a reliable solution for effectively sealing battery packs.

Hutchinson, a renowned French multinational conglomerate, holds the distinction of being the third-largest producer of non-tire rubber globally. Established in 1853 by Hiram Hutchinson in Châlette-sur-Loing, France, the company has a rich history rooted in the manufacture of various rubber products, including the iconic Aigle boots. Hutchinson's presence spans across diverse sectors such as automotive, aerospace, defense, and cycling, reflecting its evolution into a multifaceted industry player.

The organization places significant emphasis on product development, continually striving to innovate and meet the evolving needs of its clientele. Beyond its prominent position in the rubber market, Hutchinson extends its reach into sectors such as automotive, aerospace, railway, industrial, defense, energy, and cycling. With a comprehensive portfolio of elastomers, Hutchinson serves the industrial and mobility sectors, catering to a wide array of applications with its high-quality products.

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