Webinar Series: TechTalks 2022

xEV Battery Thermal Management Innovation

Next-Generation Battery Thermal Management; Materials, Systems & Technologies


Adhesive & Sealing Systems for High-Voltage Batteries in EV’s

Elizabeth Knazs, Business Development Manager II Strategic OEM/EV – HB Fuller
Marlen Valverde, Business Development Manager II Strategic OEM/EV – HB Fuller 
Nathan Whitford, Global Product Manager – OEM/EV – HB Fuller
  • 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 – Covestro
Terry Davis, Principle Engineer, Field Technical Service Manager – Covestro
  • 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.

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

Bill Brown, Business Development Manager NA – e-Mobility, Henkel
  • 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 & Sealants Are Accelerating xEVs 

Nick Cupelli, Senior Application Engineer – Parker LORD Corporation
  • 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.
  • Alternate Chemistry Materials: Silicone versus Non-Silicone
  • 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.
  • Rework-ability: Addressing challenges during repair, removal and re-manufacturing.

Managing The Impacts Of Fast Charging On Thermal Management Of The Battery Pack

Bret TrimmerApplication Engineering Manager, NEOGRAF Solutions
  • Analysing thermal management as the primary accelerator for extended driving range per charge
  • The main thermal management in use today is aluminum; which is thick, heavy and poor conductor of heat. The challenge of using aluminium for extended driving range without the pack becoming too large and heavy to be practical
  • Flexible graphite: Same heat spread as aluminum, half the thickness and half the weight
  • Case Study examples of graphite cooling fins from large scale marine Li-ion battery systems
Wed. 15 February
17:00 (CET) 11:00 (ET)  

The Basics Of UN 38.3 And The Requirements For The Transportation Of Lithium Batteries



Rich Byczek, Global Technical Lead For Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage, Intertek
  • Cell and Battery Types & Definitions
  • Latest updates to the UN 38.3, 7th Edition requirements
  • Which tests are required for each type
  • When and how to reduce samples and testing
  • Interpreting the test criteria and when does a new battery require testing
  • And more…
Wed. 16 February
17:00 (CET) 11:00 (ET)  

Cell & Battery Abuse: Development Of Thermal Runaway / Propagation Tests For EV & Stationary Batteries



Rich Byczek, Global Technical Lead For Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage, Intertek
Rich Byczek,,Global Technical Lead For Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage, Intertek
Juergen Schneider, Senior Solution Manager Virtual Battery Development, AVL
Prof. Rajit GadhiDirector Smart Grid, EV Charging UCLA
Prof. Rajit GadhieDirector Smart Grid, EV Charging UCLA
Prof. Rajit Gadhier Director Smart Grid, EV Charging UCLA
Prof. Rajit Gadhi Simulation Analysis Engineer, AVL
Rich Byczek,
Global Technical Lead For Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage, Intertek
  • Understand the key regulatory and standards roadmaps for EV, Stationary and eMobility battery applications
  • Thermal runaway and propagation occurrences in the real world
  • Key Thermal runaway test requirements and standards
  • Methods of inducing single cell events in the lab environment
  • Scaling to module and system tests
  • Test criteria, data collection and measurement methods
  • Limitations and challenges in test environments
  • And more…..
AVLThur. 24 February
16:00 (CET) 10:00 (ET)  

Improve Process Efficiency Through Thermal Adhesive Simulation For Tool Path Optimization & Module Assembly



Jennifer Weiche, Simulation Analysis Engineer, AVL
Juergen Schneider, Senior Solution Manager Virtual Battery Development, AVL
For optimal cooling of battery packs and power electronics, it is of crucial importance that thermal grease (paste) is applied reliably in the battery manufacturing process. This ensures proper battery safety during operation and avoids warranty work.
  • Learn how simulation supports the development of automated manufacturing processes and improves production efficiency
  • Minimize squeeze-out losses during module assembly
  • Achieve wet-out targets through process optimization
  • Innovative solutions for simulating highly viscous materials
Mon. 14 March
10:00 (CET) On-Demand

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



  • How can an optimal thermal management system strategy be developed and what are the next-generation objectives?
  • Assessing current technologies/methods for thermal conductivity and inclusion technology.
  • Implementing thermal management to optimise battery life.
  • How close are we to consolidating an industry standard in thermal management architecture?
  • How to effectively measure and evaluate thermal management solutions
  • The role of material science in thermal management
Mon. 14 March
13:00 (CET) On-Demand  

Silicone Foams And Thermally Conductive Silicones In Battery Pack Assembly



  • Effectively managing the dangers of thermal runaway and its consequences.
  • The latest thermal insulation systems tacking heat generation issues: Insulation characteristics, effective fire retardants and self-extinguishing materials.
  • New break throughs in material science and their role in thermal management.
  • Best practices in achieving temperature homogeneity.
  • How to manage external temperature variation & thermal shock – advanced thermal insulation systems.
  • Thermal management system and thermal management material innovations.
Mon. 14 March
15:00 (CET) 9:00 (ET)  

Examining The Latest Developments In Fast Charging And Impact On Battery Thermal Management Systems



Prof. Rajit GadhiDirector Smart Grid, EV Charging UCLA
  • Charging Challenges, overcoming the most significant barriers to market growth.
  • Examining the latest developments in fast and ultra-fast charging and its impact on thermal management systems.
  • Analysing the standards, technological and infrastructural challenges in fast and ultra-fast charging.
Mon. 14 March
16:00 (CET) 11:00 (ET)  

What Are The Main Parameters To Be Considered In Battery-Pack Heat Management?



Bill Beverly, Co-Founder, Technology and Engineering, Evolectric
  • Achieving homogeneity of the temperature within the battery pack in a range between 3C-4C, in ambient conditions that range from -35C – 50C
  • Cooling plates vs thermal conductive materials
  • Controlling potential hazard related to thermal runaway
  • Thermal life cycle analysis
Tue. 15  March
10:00 (CET) OnDemad  

Specifying Thermal Management Solutions For Battery Pack Design

  • How do application, materials and design for the battery assembly impact thermal management and cooling?
  • What are the most effective cooling methods for different battery applications?
  • What are the likely selection criteria for a most efficient thermal solution?
  • How is it integrated into the battery system and driveline?
Tue. 15  March
13:00 (CET) OnDemad  

Next-Generation, Environment-Friendly Thermal Solutions For EV Batteries



Pradyumma Goli, Business Development E-Mobility, Henkel Corporation 
  • Innovative technologies with a focus on sustainability, lightweight & efficiency.
  • The EV Powertrain deployed e-mobility solutions for (TIMs).
  • Thermal conductive and resilience.
  • Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs).
  • Fundamentals of TIMs vs Thermal Resistance.
  • Battery Systems – Liquid Gap Filling TIMs
  • Long-term reliability testing
Tue. 15  March
15:00 (CET) 9:00 (ET)  

Thermal And Fire Protection Solutions For E-Mobility



Tue. 15 March
17:00 (CET) 11:00 (ET)

Thermal Conductive Adhesives For Next Generation Cell-to-Pack Configurations



Dr. Tim Fornes, Technology Fellow, Advanced Technology, Parker LORD
Susan Donaldson, Scientist I in the Advanced Technology Department, Parker LORD
A new class of thermally conductive adhesives have been developed for directly bonding prismatic battery cells to cooling plates. This lightweight technology not only affords higher energy density in EVs, but greatly reduces manufacturing cost and complexity.
Key Takeaways:
  • One route to achieving these goals is the elimination of the housings of battery modules and bonding individual cells directly to the cooling plate. This simplification eliminates numerous steps, parts, and materials. We’ll discuss the shift towards this design and how it benefits manufacturers when using thermal management materials
  • New adhesive technology is needed to meet more demanding performance requirements. This talk will review new developments in thermally conductive adhesives that enable direct bonding of prismatic cells to aluminum cooling plates.
  • Comparisons between the new cell-to-pack design and traditional battery pack configurations will be discussed.
Wed. 16  March
10:00 (CET) OnDemad  

Simulation To Aid Design: Accurately Predicting Thermal Performance And State Of Health Of A Battery Pack

  • How to harness digital technology to improve battery design.
  • Exploring the application of multi-scale modelling to battery pack design.
  • Lifespan prediction: The importance of understanding degradation
  • Simulation-based validation of energy management strategies for xEVs
  • A full vehicle simulation approach to optimized energy management of EVs
Wed. 16  March
13:00 (CET) OnDemad

Adhesive And Sealing Systems For High-Voltage Batteries In Electric Vehicles

  • An overview of adhesive system and technology offerings for high-voltage batteries.
  • Assessing desired strengths, service considerations and manufacturing requirements.
  • Further options for replacing mechanical fastenings.
  • Gap fillers such as suitable alternatives to thermally conductive pads.
  • Thermal characteristics and requirements for high voltage batteries.
Wed. 16  March
15:00 (CET) 9:00 (ET)  

Engineered Single-Phase Immersion Cooling For Thermal Management of Lithium-Ion Batteries

  • Identifying key challenges and shortcomings of conventional methods of thermal management.
  • Discussion of single-phase Liquid Immersion Cooling (SLIC) Technology.
  • Recent demonstrations of batteries cooled with SLIC Technology.
  • Accelerated charge/discharge rates and extended useful life of batteries cooled with SLIC Technology.
Wed. 16  March
17:00 (CET) 11:00 (ET) 

Matching Battery Thermal Management Systems To More Powerful Batteries To Improve The Energy Storing Capabilities of BEV’s



Ahmad Presara, Chief Energy Storage Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • How to increase power whilst maintaining thermal stability.
  • Increasing tolerance for operating temperatures.
  • What advanced thermal management solutions are required to better protect the battery itself – stability in extreme temperature variations.
  • Protecting power electronics: Material challenges for motors, components and connectors.
  • Battery insulation and lithium-ion battery separators.
  • New electro-chemical mechanisms that might boost the specific energy performance of future batteries.
Thur. 17  March
10:00 (CET) OnDemand

Exploring Difference Cooling Strategies For Fast Charging And High Performance Electric Vehicles



Dr Prahit Dubey – Technical Lead Thermal Engineering, Romeo Power Technology
  • Identifying challenges and reviewing opportunities of liquid-cooling (bottom-cooled) solutions for battery thermal management.
  • Deep diving into liquid-cooled battery modules for passenger and commercial BEV’s: A review of performance advances in high power and high helix flux applications.
  • Introduction to thermal management of battery packs using novel submerged-cell cooling technology.
  • Exploring submerged-cell cooling technology for high-performance electric vehicles through numerical and experimental investigations, and comparing its thermal performance to bottom-cooled solutions.
Thur. 17  March
13:00 (CET) OnDemand

Fast Charging & Batteries Of The Future: What Will Be The Impact Of Fast Charging On Battery Thermal Management?



Punnet Sinha – Director New Mobility, Siemens PLM & Mentor
  • Ultra-capacitors and their role in future powertrains: Increasing power density for enhanced vehicle performance and reduce battery size.
  • New battery materials and design for greater energy density and efficiency.
  • Solid State batteries and their commercialisation.
  • Lithium-ion innovation developing a batter that operates optimally across a wider range of temperatures.
  • Battery Packing: Thermal dissipation Materials for assembling the battery.
Thur. 17  March
15:00 (CET) 9:00 (ET)

Engineering The Thermal & Safety Challenges In Next-Generation Battery Packs



Bret TrimmerApplication Engineering Manager, NEOGRAF Solutions
  • The best current methods for EV battery thermal management will be reviewed.
  • The four primary strategies that battery pack manufacturers use to prevent Thermal Runaway will be discussed.
  • Each propagation control method introduces benefits or harm to the cells in terms of fast charging, cell cycle lifetime, charge rate, and driving range.
  • For applications where smaller-pack-size and lighter-weight are important, flexible graphite will be discussed as a direct substitute for aluminum.
Thur. 17  March
17:00 (CET) 11:00 (ET)

Design And Material Packaging Solutions For Battery Modules

  • Thermal management and packaging solutions for battery modules.
  • TMS from steel and aluminum liquid cold plates to heat, vapour chambers and encapsulated APG.
  • Evaluating Polyimide foam technology for robust packaging: resistant to flames, noise and thermal runaway isolation.
Fri. 18  March
10:00 (CET) OnDemand

Ultra-Fast Charging Systems: Increasing Voltage And Current For Achieving Higher Charging Power

  • Impact of UFC on Lithium-ion battery chemistries.
  • Strategies for managing heat generation during ultra-fast charging
Fri. 18  March
13:00 (CET) OnDemand

Silicone Solutions For EV Thermal Management – Battery And Beyond

  • How to scale-up your battery pack design with silicone thermal management materials for better heat management.
  • Identifying the wide range of needs related to battery pack insulation, battery assembly, component assembly, gap filing, power control units and cables/connectors.
  • Effective thermal management within the battery pack and across the powertrain components.
  • Customising an approach to battery interstitial fill, thermal interface, adhesives, potting and protective covering materials to meet design specifications.
Fri. 18  March
15:00 (CET) 9:00 (ET)

Analysis And Modelling Of The Vehicle Thermal Management System (VTMS) For Battery Electric Vehicles

Aditya Velivelli, Battery Thermal Modelling Engineer, SERES
  • Identifying the main challenges when developing a VTMS for Battery Electric Vehicles.
  • Advanced methodology for thermal system development.
  • A holistic approach for VTMS Modelling.
  • Influence on sub-system in vehicle performance and energy consumption.
Fri. 18  March
17:00 (CET) 11:00 (ET)

Improving Energy Density And Performance Of EV Battery Packs With Thermal Management And Coatings

Tom Resh, Testing Director, Nikola Motors
  • Battery Packing: Thermal dissipation materials for assembling the battery
  • How thermal management materials address EV limitations in range, reliability and cost benefits of using a cure-in-place liquid dispense gap filler over a pre-cured thermal pad (also called a gap pad).
  • Data from internal testing, as well as third party testing on significant performance differences between fillers and pads.
  •  Flame resistant coating with can help mitigate damage in case of fire and their applications, conclusions and recommendations that include trade-offs on cost, manufacturability and performance.

Webinar Series: TechTalks 2022

xEV Battery Thermal Management Innovation

Further Researched Topics

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Selecting The Best Fit And Robust Thermal Interface Material For Effective Battery Cooling

  • Challenging engineering – considering handling, storage, assembly and processing.
  • How to select such a product?What to consider for the specific applications?
  • High-performance cooling solutions for complex electronic systems
Call For Speaker Topics

Solid-State Technology – What Are The Thermal Management implications?

  • Impact of UFC on Lithium-ion battery chemistries.
  • Strategies for managing heat generation during ultra-fast charging
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What Are The Strategies And Options For Dealing With Battery End Of Life?

  • The demand for Lithium-ion batteries could quadruple by 2030. Demand for global production of the battery materials, such as lithium, cobalt, manganese and graphite could grow similarly. What are the strategies for recycling batteries? Lithium-ion battery recycling has many challenges including regulation.
  • Regulations on vehicle and battery recyclability.
  • Designing for recyclability
  • Packaging challenges for safe transportation and DDR
  • Closing the loop modelling
  • Practice examples of critical batteries in the real world
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Next-Generation Adhesive Products for Battery Applications

  • Fixation on module/pack level for thermal connection to the cooling system
  • Thermal & mechanical shock damping
  • Good adhesion on a broad substrate spectrum
  • Higher productivity – mechanical fixation replacement and extra sealing
  • High thermal conductivity over 2.5 W/mK for heat dissipation

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