Improve Durability and Reliability with Viton™ Fluoroelastomers
With a shift toward renewable energy policies around the world, there’s a growing emphasis on sustainable transportation options, including electrified vehicles (EVs). To maximize the energy efficiency and driving range of these EVs, manufacturers are using higher voltage systems, which generate higher temperatures than conventional vehicles.
Choosing automotive materials that can stand up to high temperatures, high voltage and longer periods between inspections is especially important in the design of electric vehicles. Electric vehicles require less scheduled maintenance than conventional vehicles, so parts used in EVs need to be durable and reliable without much maintenance. And the large amount of heat generated by lithium ion batteries used in EVs can affect the life and performance of the battery, as well as present a potential safety concern for passengers if not addressed and managed.
Viton™ fluoroelastomers lend a unique combination of properties for superior reliability and long-lasting durability in high-voltage automotive cable applications, including:
- Temperature Resistance
- Volume resistivity
- Greater flexibility and elasticity
- Resistance to environmental conditions
- Dielectric strength