Composites suitable for charging applications

LANXESS says that its range of technical thermoplastic composites could be used as part of the charging infrastructure in the electrical/electronics and the automotive industry.

‘Both industries have for decades been a core business for our polyamides and polyesters,’ said Sarah Luers, project manager at the company. ‘This is why we can already offer custom materials that meet the most important standards and specifications of the international E&E and automotive industries and are ideal for use in charging infrastructure.’

According to the company, charging sockets require improved fire resistance, mechanical strength, and good expansion characteristics. ‘These requirements are met by the halogen-free, flame-retardant and glass fiber reinforced polyamide 6 Durethan BKV30FN04, for example, which is also listed by the UL with V-0 classification,’ said Luers.

As well as this, mounting systems for wallboxes which require high flame retardancy, weathering resistance, and creep resistance can also be made using highly reinforced materials, according to LANXESS. Glass fiber and glass ball reinforced materials are also suitable to make the inductive charging coils used in wireless charging, which require a low tendency to warp and a high dielectric strength stable across a temperature range of -45 to +125°C.

This story uses material from LANXESS, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.