Lanxess has developed a glass fiber reinforced plastic (GRP) battery module housing for a Korean range of electric vehicles (EVs).

The company worked with auto parts specialist INFAC to make the battery housing from its Durethan BKV30FN04 material. According to Lanxess, the fiber-reinforced polyamide 6 (PA6) is halogen-free and flame-retardant, and is processable enough to enable the integration of the complex functions required for housing components. It also reportedly offers boasts high-voltage insulation and maintains strength and stiffness when in contact with electrolyte or cooling media.

Lanxess’ engineering plastics are also suitable for parts such as battery covers, high-voltage connectors, cable brackets and battery cell cooling system pipes as well as parts for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles such as hydrogen storage tanks.

Lanxess and Korean auto parts specialist INFAC have developed a battery module housing for electric vehicles (EVs). (Photo courtesy INFAC.)
Lanxess and Korean auto parts specialist INFAC have developed a battery module housing for electric vehicles (EVs). (Photo courtesy INFAC.)

This story uses material from Lanxess, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.