Viton™ Fluoroelastomers Deliver Peak Performance in Harsh Environments

With a shift toward renewable energy policies in countries around the world, there’s a growing emphasis on sustainable transportation options, including electrified vehicles.

As automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are working hard to remove barriers to the adoption of EVs by the public, greater focus is being placed on improving the battery systems necessary to power these vehicles. In order to increase energy efficiency and increase driving range, some manufacturers are switching to higher voltage systems. As a result, the use of larger diameter power cables in fully hybrid and battery electric vehicles is increasing significantly.

This change is creating the need for high-performance materials to be used in the manufacture of power cables that connect the battery, motor and inverter in order to guarantee both performance and safety of vehicle operation. It’s critical that these materials have the right combination of electrical insulation properties and temperature and chemical resistance.

high temperature, high voltage, longer service gaps

This white paper explains how using high-quality fluoroelastomers can extend component life thanks to their extended performance over time; superior flexibility; and their ability to perform well in high-voltage, high-temperature environments.

Download the Superior Reliability for High-Voltage Automotive Power Cables white paper and find out how selecting the right elastomer improves the reliability of high-voltage automotive power cables.