Electric Vehicles Adhesive
Don’t be limited by mechanical fastening. Free your engineers to design the next generation of EVs knowing that our line of structural adhesives has your back. Enhance structural strength, improve battery performance and ease battery assembly – all with structural adhesives.
Innovative Adhesive Solutions for Electric Vehicle Reliability and Safety
Deepmaterial is prepared to help EV manufacturers with the latest adhesive and sealant technology, providing turnkey solutions to improve the reliability and safety of battery packs. On the battery module, we provide solutions for cell to carrier, cell to cold plate, battery and structural bonding of enclosures, fire protection encapsulation, dielectric coatings, thermally conductive, and TIM solutions. For battery packs, we provide resealable, FIP and CIP gaskets, and flame insulation bonding. Similar to the general automotive industry, we offer bonding for body structures, adhesives for powertrain, battery pack/module structural applications.
Advancing the Electric Vehicle Industry through Innovative Adhesive Solutions
As the technology for electric vehicles (EVs) evolves to become more practical and cost-effective, manufacturing EVs will require a well-tooled supply chain with cutting-edge electric vehicle adhesive and sealant solutions. That means EV manufacturers won’t just need solutions that are proven to work — they,ll need a solution partner willing to innovate and break through boundaries. At Deepmaterial, we thrive on solving challenges. Just bring your electric vehicle adhesive challenge to us, and we’ll handle the rest.
Electric Vehicle Applications
*Lithium-ion Battery Assembly
*Lead-acid Battery Assembly
Benefits for Using Adhesives for EVs
Using adhesive solutions instead of fasteners helps to increase component life through excellent environmental resistance of adhesive-bonded parts.
Urethane and acrylic adhesives bond dissimilar materials, making it easier to use plastic and composite materials in everything from the liftgate to the battery pack. As a result, the adhesives contribute to a lighter-weight vehicle.
Where heat is a concern, we also have adhesives that provide flame retardancy and are electrically isolative.
Structural Adehsive Solutions for EVs
Our line of structural adhesives can bond a variety of substrates while providing structural strength and improving design flexibility. With our thermally conductive options, we enable OEMs to improve their EV battery design through lightweight adhesives that provide electrical insulation to the most crucial components.
Hem-Flange Closure Panel Bonding
Deepmaterial two-component acrylic adhesives are an excellent option for customers seeking to achieve high dimensional stability of closure panels through low-temperature cure. Adding to that, our adhesives can simplify your manufacturing process by eliminating or reducing process steps.
Composites and Plastics Bonding
Our adhesives are suitable for a wide variety of materials and substrates that can bond materials ranging from metals to plastics to composite lightweight materials. With unmatched bonding performance on metals, our structual adhesives are compatible with e-coat and powder coating processes.
Structural Adhesives for Battery Box Assembly
Whether you need structural integrity or an improved thermal connection, our structural adhesives allow flexibility in design and substrate bonding in EV batteries. When used on battery box lids, adhesives can seal and attach the lid to the box in place of traditional mechanical fasteners, adding less weight to your battery pack and leading to longer range.
Advantages of the Structural Adhesives and Sealants in Functionality of EVs
Structural adhesives and sealants provide various advantages over traditional fastening methods, which increase the efficiency, accuracy, and consistency in the functioning of different parts of the vehicle. A few of the advantages are discussed as follows:
1. Enhancing the Safety of EVs: Safety is the most crucial aspect of an EV design. If not insulated properly and securely intact, the battery packs of electric vehicles pose a risk of fire or electrocution. Adhesive bonding is an efficient joining technique that provides crash durability and thermal conductivity while keeping the battery at a safe temperature.
Adhesives also make automotive bodies stronger. The continuous bond lines of adhesives and sealants are integral to making stiffer, stronger, and more crash-durable vehicles that help protect drivers and passengers.
2. Enhancing the Driving Experience of EVs: Structural adhesives help improve EVs’ acoustic and driving performance. In comparison to the mechanical fasteners, structural adhesives provide better handling while reducing noise, squeaks, and vibration of the steering wheels.
On the other hand, the battery pack, which serves as the floor of the passenger compartment, creates a low center of gravity that translates into a more dynamic driving experience.
3. Enhancing the Physical Structure of EVs: Traditionally, the primary material used for automotive structures was metal. Now, the components include plastics, composites, and other materials, creating a need for a new generation of adhesives to bond different kinds of surfaces.
The multi-material bonding adhesives help bond dissimilar surfaces, including high-strength steel, aluminum, plastics, composites, magnesium, glass, and carbon fiber. The continuous bond lines in these structures add stiffness and strength for safety while eliminating the weight associated with heavier metal structures that utilize mechanical fasteners.
On the other hand, it also enabled the production of lightweight vehicles; electric vehicles, the lighter the weight is, the longer is its range. Structural and thermally conductive adhesives for battery pack assembly can significantly reduce the number of components and reduce the battery pack weight by up to 30 kg.
High-performance adhesive solutions can contribute to achieving a fully bonded structure that is stronger and lighter than equivalent steel construction. In addition to increased safety for the occupants, weight savings helps in achieving greater efficiency.
4. Enhancing the Environmental Sustainability of EVs: Building a sustainable transportation solution was one of the major motivations behind the creation of electric vehicles. As EVs evolve, more efforts are being directed toward solving the challenge of providing safe, efficient transportation for people and goods while reducing CO2 emissions.
The structural adhesives and sealants enable lightweight production that helps lowering fuel consumption and increase EV range. They aid sustainability during production and over vehicle life. For instance,
A volatile organic compound (VOC) free adhesive for bonding glass to other materials does not require the use of primers, cleaners, or activators, allowing assembly and repair facilities and reducing VOC emissions that can have short-term and long-term adverse health effects.
An adhesive acts as a thermally conductive bonding agent that’s designed to allow easy removal of battery modules, which enables repair, reuse, repurposing, or ultimately recycling of the batteries.
The adhesive also helps in keeping the EV batteries cool during super-fast charging and operation, which extends battery life. It also reduces the number of components needed, thus reducing the need for excessive raw materials, which makes the production sustainable.
Contact Deepmaterial with details of your application – we will help assist you with a product recommendation to optimise your design and help you meet your production objectives. Deepmaterial’s friendly and helpful technical team can’t wait to help you with your project.