Eliminate thermal runaway challenges with tesa® tapes.
The North American electric vehicle (EV) industry is growing at an unprecedented rate, which in turn is causing a spike in demand for high-quality, safe, and reliable EV battery packs. An important aspect of battery pack design is thermal management, which is crucial in preventing thermal runaway and other issues that can compromise the integrity of the battery. Flame-retardant, halogen-free adhesive tapes from tesa® play a critical role in solving the thermal management challenge -- and are an excellent solution for laminating, mounting, and encapsulating thermal propagation mitigation materials in EV battery packs. These adhesive tapes are designed with safety in mind: They're halogen free and meet the UL 94 VTM-0 flame retardancy standard. This means the tapes are resistant to ignition and won't spread flames or release toxic gases in the event of a fire. This is an essential feature for the battery to have in the cases of fire or thermal runaway.
One of the most significant advantages to using adhesive tapes for lamination is their ease of application. Tapes require no special equipment or training, and the application process is quick and straightforward. Additionally, tesa's adhesive tape offering is designed to be thin and low profile, contributing very little to the space and weight footprint of the battery pack. This is critical in EV batteries, where every gram of weight and micrometer of space counts. Another critical feature of tesa's adhesive tapes is their versatility. They can perform well on a variety of substrates like foam, ceramic paper, ceramic wool, mica, graphite, graphene, aerogel, and more. This makes them an excellent choice for battery packs that require different types of insulation materials.
All-in-all, using tesa's flame-retardant, halogen-free adhesive tapes in EV battery packs is a smart choice. We're here to help you solve your thermal challenges. Reach out to us today!