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Celanese Unveils Advanced EV Products at EVS36

A prototype all-in-one battery module on display features higher battery pack energy density, a differentiated cooling system, and fewer components than current systems.

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June 6, 2023

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At the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS36) taking place on June 11 to 14, 2023, in Sacramento, CA, Celanese Corp. will showcase an expanded portfolio of material and system developments that accelerate innovation for advanced mobility applications. These include:

  • A prototype all-in-one battery module. Based on tab cooling, structural thermoplastic cooling channels, and an electrical connection plate, this concept module can extend range, improve part integration, and boost thermal management, said Celanese.

  • Busbars. A Celanese material-process-service solution for overmolding busbars with Zytel HTN high-temperature polyamide (PA) reduces manufacturing time and cost, yet maintains performance and safety standards. In addition, Celanese offers Fortron polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), Frianyl PA, Vectra liquid crystal polymer (LCP) and Crastin, and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) for busbar applications.

  • Hybrid thermoplastic/aluminum cooling plate. Created in collaboration with global automotive Tier 1 Novares, this cooling plate can extend both range and battery life and is based on a Celanese technology called ZytelBond resin. It quickly bonds aluminum to injection-molded parts made of Zytel resin, Zytel HTN, or Celanyl PA.

  • EV charging plug. Zytel HTN handles and plugs connect electric charging station cables to the car's charging socket, providing structural strength and electrical compatibility.

In addition to its booth presence, Celanese’s Fabrice Giaume, global leader in the company’s Automotive Centers of Excellence, will explain the all-in-one battery module concept during a Battery and Drivetrain Technology session on June 14. This new, multi-functional battery design reportedly delivers higher battery pack energy density, a differentiated cooling system, and a reduced number of components and manufacturing complexity. This concept also enables the repair and replacement of battery cells for increased sustainability.

"Celanese is committed to helping customers drive the future of mobility through our comprehensive solutions portfolio," said Carl Sullivan, automotive market development director for Celanese. "Our presence at EVS36 underscores this promise to supply advanced materials, systems, and design assistance, which not only improves EV performance but also enhances the driving experience."

According to Washington, DC–based show organizer Electric Drive Transportation Association, EVS36 is the most recent edition of the longest-running international conference devoted to electric transportation and technologies. The conference and expo attract visitors and exhibitors from around the globe.

NOTE: If you miss Celanese at EVS36: the company will also be exhibiting at The Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo North America, Sep 12  to Sep 14, 2023 in Novi MI.

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