MIDLAND, Mich. (Sept. 3)—Dow Corning Corp. and Hydrogenics Corp. have signed an agreement to jointly market their "Seal-in-Place" technology—liquid injection molding for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell stack, a process that lends itself to mass production. The technology includes a new design for the fuel cell stack with flow channels and various built-in material gates, specifics on an injection port or ports, proprietary formulations of liquid silicone and the related manufacturing processes. Together, they minimize what was the most labor-intensive aspect of fuel cell stack assembly. "What would have taken us hours to put together before now takes a few minutes," said Boyd Taylor, vice president of sales and marketing and a co-founder of Hydrogenics.
Dow Corning, Hydrogenics to market LIM sealing process for PEM fuel cell stacks
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