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Innovations In EV Battery Materials, Component Manufacturing & Cell Manufacturing

With automakers embracing electrification in a rapidly evolving industry, advanced battery materials remain at the forefront of driving EV adoption rates. The global adhesives industry is purported to grow at a substantial compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the next decade. The use in EVs is vast, adhesives and sealants have become an indispensable part of battery manufacturing innovation, as they continue to enable stronger and more durable bonds and heat dissipation properties.

With increasing vehicle electrification and autonomy, silicone adhesives are increasingly required to deliver durability across more mechanical designs and functional requirements, all while helping control total cost, and providing solutions to meet OEM expectations.

Adhesives, sealants and thermal materials play a decisive role in the advancement of EV technology and will certainly pivot the further growth of battery-powered vehicles across the automotive industry globally. Specifically designed for EVs, adhesives and sealants find applications in battery packs, drivetrains and motors.

Battery makers are bound to follow stringent regulations from the automotive industry which oblige them to construct a battery with 12-15 years of EV life, whilst working at elevated temperature conditions and absorbing the shocks and vibrations faced whilst driving.

All of the above-stated factors have given the adhesives and sealant industry the definite momentum to thrive.

The uses of adhesives, sealants and thermal materials in battery assembly operations present numerous opportunities in the electric vehicle (EV) market. Coupled with the significant OEM investment in EVs, the need for light weighting, crash resistance, and the protection of battery packs are some of the key factors that have propelled the demand for battery adhesives, sealants, and thermal materials to meet these objectives.

This webinar series covers an in-depth analysis of adhesive, sealant, and thermal material innovations for the EV batteries market, including a thorough analysis of various adhesives and sealants such as epoxy, polyurethane, silicone, and polyacrylates, and thermal materials, such as gap pads and liquid gap fillers.

Sessions will explore next-generation initiatives that are driving future mobility and specifically which are the key application areas, and best dispensing techniques for different adhesives, sealant and thermal material types.






Silicone Adhesive Curing Technologies: Matching Specific Application Requirements With Silicone Adhesive Options 

  • Overview of silicone adhesive curing technologies on the market today and describing development trends
  • Matching application-specific requirements with adhesive specific options
  • Ensuring appropriate measurement method confirmation to represent realistic operating performances



Adhesive & Sealing Systems For High-Voltage Batteries In Electric Vehicle

Nathan Whitford, Global Product Manager – OEM & EV

  • An overview of adhesive system and technology offerings for high-voltage batteries.
  • Assessing desired strengths, service considerations and the manufacturing requirements.
  • Further options for replacing mechanical fastenings.
  • Gap fillers as suitable alterations to thermally conductive pads.
  • Thermal characteristics and requirements for high voltage batteries.



Material Solutions For Module Integration For Cylindrical Cells

Christopher Schirwitz, e-mobility: Energy Storage And Battery Packaging

Terry Davis, Principle Engineer, Field Technical Service Manager

Speaker Biographies | Company Profile

  • How amorphous thermoplastics enable the design and mass-production of high-performance battery modules: Discover the benefits of polycarbonates and polycarbonate blends in the manufacture of precise and reliable parts that meet application needs for packaging of cylindrical cell battery modules and beyond.
  • We provide an overview of material solutions and application examples including insights into joining technologies, cooling / thermal management, and sustainability – to take the design of your battery module to the next level.



Metering, Mixing And Dispensing Solutions For Battery Cell Manufacturing Applications


  • Dispensing technology that fulfills the hottest challenges in E-Mobility and Power Electronics
  • How to solve the challenges in power electronics with dispensing technology?
  • The optimal dispensing pattern to help to help achieve the desired cycle time for your individual application
  • It is important to know which type of dispensing needle is right for your specific application. Using the wrong dispensing needle can lead to broken machinery and down time, poor quality and an inefficient
    production process: Choosing the right dispensing needle (cone, straight, particle size?)



Enabling Smarter Battery Pack Design & Assembly Processes With Innovative Adhesive, Sealant & Thermal Technologies

  • How thermal interface materials can enable reliable battery pack thermal management and protect against thermal propagation
  • How innovative sealant technologies can optimize battery pack serviceability and provide a reliable shield against external contaminants
  • How adhesives can unlock cost-efficient, high-speed and flexible component assembly processes



Innovative Thermal Interface Materials: How Adhesives And Sealants Are Accelerating xEV’s

Nick Cupelli, Senior Application Engineer, Parker LORD Corporation

Speaker Biography | Company Profile

Identifying Trends in Thermal Management Materials for EVs, this presentation will dive into four top trends we’re seeing in the market for 2021 when it comes to thermal management solutions used in electric vehicle applications. Insights, data and real-world testing will be presented for the following trends:

  • Serviceability: EV Batteries need to be repaired or replaced as they age.
  • Reworkability:  Addressing challenges during repair, removal and re-manufacturing.
  • Low Density Materials: Materials with high thermal conductivity traditionally are very dense, but with the increasing need for light-weighting in the automotive market, thermal management suppliers are finding ways to maintain thermal conductivity while reducing density.
  • Alternate Chemistry Materials: Silicone versus Non-Silicone



Thermal Interface Material (TIM) Innovation

  • Choosing the right thermal interface material to provide an adequate thermal path for component cooling, while meeting necessary performance criteria, such as adhesion and/or stress reduction
  • Understanding the overall thermal resistance
    – Thermal conductivity (TC) of the thermal interface material
    – Bond line thickness (BLT), the amount of thermal interface material being used between the joining Partners
    – Contact resistance between different types of material at contacting interfaces



Dispensing Technology: Addressing Challenges In Thermal Management, Noise And Vibration 

  • Understanding the requirements of high-performance liquid gap fillers on the dispensing technology: And
    ensuring a precise application without rising the working pressure
  • Applying the exact bead size of thermal interface materials
  • Improvements, efficiencies and solutions for dispensing applications in the battery manufacturing process
  • Dispensing solutions for one- and two-part materials used in battery cell power distribution and battery pack assembly
  • Understanding abrasive particles and the potentially significant impacts on the wear-life of the dispensing equipment.



Propagation Control Strategies And The Use Of Flexible Graphite Heat Spreaders 

Bret A. Trimmer, Applications Engineering Manager

Jon Taylor, Product Manager

Speaker Biographies | Company Profile

  • There are four main strategies battery pack manufacturers use to prevent propagation. Each method will be discussed.
  • Each method introduces benefits or harm to the cells in terms of fast charging ability, cell cycle lifetime, maximum discharge rate, and driving range.
  • For applications where smaller-pack-size and lighter-weight are important, flexible graphite is used as a direct substitute for aluminum.



Battery Pack Assembly: Reducing Vibration Problems

  • How can dispensing technology solve the challenges in thermal management, noise and vibration
  • Many factors need to be considered when trying to determine the ideal pattern for your application: How to chooses the right dispensing pattern for your application



Precise Application In Difficult-To-Access Channels Or Locations 

  • Accurate bead placement to ensure assembly compression does not overflow into battery cells or outside of the pack



Full System Solutions To Enable Battery Pack Assemblies With Innovative Adhesive & Thermal Management Solutions


Courtney Balliet, Ph.D., Group Leader, Adhesives & Sealants Research, PPG

Speaker Biography | Company Profile

  • Holistic approach to address emerging electric vehicle technology needs
  • How different thermal management solutions can meet varying battery pack design needs while maintaining safety and serviceability
  • Adhesive solutions that help extend the performance, reliability, and safety of electric vehicles



Silicone Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs)

  • Liquid dispensed, they can completely fill gaps between the heating element and the heatsink to lower the overall thermal resistance
  • How to reduce thermal resistance for better heat transfer?
  • How does bond line thickness affect thermal performance and adhesion?
  • How do particle size and pressure help achieve the right bond line thickness?
  • Contact resistance of different TIMs and different bond line thickness



Silicone Adhesives For Lifetime Performance In Vehicle Electrification

  • Overview of silicone adhesive curing technologies on the market today and describes development trends
  • Matching application-specific requirements with silicone adhesive options
  • Ensuring appropriate measurement method confirmation to represent realistic environmental operating performance
  • How to navigate application-specific adhesive selection criteria
  • How to check adhesion measurement method assumptions for correlation to lifetime operating performance



Surface Preparation For Hugh Performance Battery Adhesives

  • The performance of any adhesive is highly dependant on proper surface preparation.
  • For difficult-to-bond substrates, primers or additional plasma treatment should be used to help promote adhesion
  • Dispensing and Plasma Technology  that fulfils the hottest challenges in emobility and power electronics: Process solutions for electromobility products, battery modules and power electronics


LORD Corporation is now part of Parker Hannifin, creating a combined organization with strong customer focus, engineering capabilities and innovative product offerings.

With a strong commitment to the electric vehicle space, their EV portfolio includes thermal management materials, structural adhesives and coatings that help electrify transportation across the globe. Not every problem can be solved with a standard, off-the-shelf solution. They work closely with customers to meet very specific application and design needs.

Parker LORD is solving customer needs not only for today, but for the future with quick-to-market, expert solutions.

For more information visit lord.com/EV



Covestro is among the leading suppliers of premium polymers. Our materials and application solutions are found in nearly every area of modern life.

Innovation and sustainability are the driving forces behind the continuous development of our products, processes and facilities.

Covestro develops sustainable solutions to the greatest challenges of our age: climate change, resource depletion, urban expansion, population growth and the resulting increase in awareness of environmental issues. These will inevitably lead to a higher demand for renewable energies, alternative resources, energy-efficient transportation, and sustainable, affordable housing.

Covestro aims to meet this demand with long-lasting, light, environmentally friendly and cost-effective materials, which in many cases are suitable replacements for conventional materials such as steel and glass.

We do so by focusing on innovation and sustainability and by following our objective: “To make the world a brighter place”.

Built upon a foundation more than 135 years in the making, NeoGraf Solutions, LLC was formed in 2017. Our experience, knowledge and reputation are bedrock. Our truths are reflected in our name: Neo, for new, and Graf for our long-standing industry leadership in graphite material science.

The emphasis we put on original thinking has led to intellectual property assets that have proved transformational in many ways. Our goal is to create not just environmentally sustainable solutions, but also to help create new
opportunities for our customers, and within our industry.

Both market-driven — and market drivers — NeoGraf Solutions builds relationships with its customers and end users, becoming their trusted advisors. Entrepreneurial in attitude and innovative in approach, NeoGraf uses significant research and development capabilities to bring safety, reliability and success to our users and our industry.

NeoGraf Solutions is located where you need us, globally. Headquartered in northeast Ohio, we have resources throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies.

Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2019, Henkel reported sales of more than 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of more than 3.2 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 52,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.

HB Fuller

For 130 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. H.B. Fuller’s commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in electronics, disposable hygiene, medical, transportation, clean energy, packaging, construction, woodworking, general industries and other consumer businesses. And our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive.

Visit us at: https://www.hbfuller.com/en/north-america/


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years.

Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward.

With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.1 billion in 2019. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.


Bodo's Power Systems

Bodo’s Power Systems is both, delivered in print and online formats. Using our strength and global understanding of the power electronics market, Bodo’s Power Systems is the publication focused exclusively on the technical needs of power electronics engineers and provides the engineering community worldwide detailed technology, applications, products and news.

Todays Emobility

Today’s eMobility (TeM) features design, manufacturing, technology, and engineering advancements in electric mobility, including electric vehicles (EVs), electric flight, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Continued investments in autonomous technologies are creating vehicles that are safer today and might drive or fly themselves within a few years. TeM delivers your marketing message directly to a targeted audience including OEMs and Tier 1, 2, and 3 suppliers who are focused on how to design, build, and specify components for the next generation of vehicles from the engineering and design studios through factory floor production. www.TodayseMobility.com

Transport + Energy

Designed specifically to unite professionals across the sectors, Transport + Energy provides business-critical information and services to accelerate the decarbonisation of transport and energy.

The website – https://transportandenergy.com – features the latest news stories, features and projects from the sectors, diving into the myriad of challenges facing them with a focus on key topics including:

The website brings together these two critical sectors and looks at how the various groups in the sectors need to work in unison.

Whether a vehicle manufacturer, energy network or energy solutions provider, EV charging point installer, local authority transport officer, sustainability or energy manager, if you are focused on the decarbonisation of transport and energy, this is the website for you. To receive regular updates subscribe here: https://lnkd.in/gAiXzzs

If you are interesting in hosting or sponsoring a webinar or virtual workshop as part of this years Global Electric Vehicle Battery Innovation Webinar Series please contact us on

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