Solvay wins SPE Automotive Award for Slot Insulation Liner EV Innovation 13th October 2021
|Three e-mobility applications using Solvay specialty polymers are among the winners of The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) prestigious Automotive Awards in 2021. First place in the ‘New Mobility’ category of the Awards went to an injection molded rotor slot liner molded with Xydar® LCP, followed by a second place in the ‘Enabler’ category for a magnet wire insulation in KetaSpire® PEEK and a third place in the ‘Powertrain’ category for a coolant line using Ryton® PPS.
“We would like to congratulate our customers who developed and brought these applications to market, demonstrating the overall cost, performance and sustainability benefits that can be derived from our specialty polymers in demanding e-mobility systems and components”, says Georges Houtappel, Executive Vice President Transportation at Solvay. “After more than 20 years of enabling the design and manufacturing of high-performance and cost-efficient applications for internal combustion engines, the superior innovation potential of our materials for lightweighting, metal replacement and enhanced sustainability is now also extending to e-mobility applications such as e-motors, batteries and power electronics.”
The recognized applications in greater detail:
E-mobility brings new technical challenges for carmakers in terms of component properties such as thermal conductivity, EMI shielding, CTI and dielectric strength. Solvay is constantly working with leading OEMs and Tiers to develop new specialty polymer grades offering enhanced performance for innovative e-motor, power electronics and battery applications, while helping manufacturers improve their cost balance and lower their carbon footprint.
The winners in the 20th SPE Central Europe Automotive Awards have underscored the vast potential of Solvay’s specialty polymers for optimizing the reliability, lifetime, cost efficiency and sustainability of e-mobility applications. Moreover, the company’s PEEK and PPS base polymers production in the United States is using 100% renewable energy.
KetaSpire®, Ryton® and Xydar® are registered trademarks of Solvay.