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PPG tackles battery safety issues

PPG is taking an active part in the bold new world of alternative automotive power sources and meeting the specific challenges faced by EVs including safety and thermal runaway.

The global coatings giant is presenting its investigations at The Battery Show Europe event.

PPG will outline its solutions and how they contribute to enhancing safety and performance, mitigate thermal runaway, and increase manufacturing throughput with automated application processes.

PPG Vice President, EMEA, Automotive Coatings PPG Roald Johannsen says the company has taken a leadership role in developing advanced functional coatings, adhesives, and sealants designed to address challenges across the electric mobility sector.

“Along with protecting and beautifying vehicles, PPG strives to empower OEMs and battery and component manufacturers to accelerate the development of tomorrow’s automotive and commercial vehicle powertrain systems,” Johannsen says.

“We’re excited to return to The Battery Show Europe to showcase our focus on innovative coatings, adhesives, and sealants for the battery pack and battery assembly.”

He noted the company’s contributions to EV development include advanced battery fire protection, thermal management solutions, dielectric isolation coating systems, and shielding coatings for EV applications.

PPG also has global manufacturing and production capabilities across the transportation sector and its collaborative approach in working with OEMs and Tier suppliers helps solve critical challenges in the design and production of EV battery packs.


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