GARDEN GROVE, Calif.—Saint-Gobain Seals Group continues to invest in developing sealing solutions for electric vehicle technology.
The firm touts three products designed for electric cars, which the company said is one of the youngest and fastest growing segments in the automotive industry. It cites initiatives around the globe to achieve 20 million electric cars on the road by 2020.
Since 2008, advances in battery and power management technologies, concerns about increasing oil prices and the need to reduce gas emissions are reasons why the industry is focusing heavily on electric car development, according to Saint-Gobain.
The firm's OmniLip product line of rotary lip seals are used in cooling differential module for the electric systems. The company said cooling the electrical systems is one of the most critical challenges engineers face and is essential for safe operation.
Saint-Gobain's OmniShield spring technology seals are used to help charge the car's batteries. The product line is designed for latching and locking in addition to shielding the kind of specialized battery connectors found in electric cars.
The firm also provides material solutions such as its Meldin HT polymer components for the brake system. Co-developed with one of the automotive industry's leading manufacturers, the product line is a series of high-tech polymer components used in the brake system of the Renault ZOE.
Saint-Gobain Seals Group is a business unit under the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics' Engineered Components division.