WILMINGTON, Del.—Sustainability is one thing. "Groundbreaking" is another.
DuPont Co. has managed to achieve both with one of its latest product offerings, according to Edison Universe, which presented the company a silver Edison Award Edison Award for one of its BetaForce TC products.
DuPont Mobility & Materials was recognized for BetaForce 2800 TC, a thermally conductive adhesive developed in conjunction with Audi to support the 150kW super-fast charging capabilities of the Audi e-tron. The vehicle, DuPont said, has a range of about 250 miles.
"DuPont continues to impress us year after year with their Edison Award entries," Frank Bonafilia, Edison Universe executive director said in a statement. "Their 2021 entry for BetaForce 2800 TC thermally conductive structural adhesives is a groundbreaking and environmentally-friendly contribution to the automotive industry, and that's ultimately why they were chosen as a winner in the Sustainability: Environmentally Friendly category."
DuPont touts its BetaForce TC thermal-conductive 2K adhesives as solutions for the electric vehicle arena, saying the products have the ability to "significantly reduce the number of components needed for battery pack assembly, optimizing cost for battery pack design." BetaForce TC also is designed for fast dispensing, a key component for high-value production.
"As a past honoree, we are especially proud of this continued recognition of our solutions," Andreas Lutz, global technology leader for DuPont Mobility & Materials, said in a statement. "Sustainability is important to our organization and innovations that support reduced CO2 emissions are crucial to advances in evolving mobility platforms."
The Edison awards, named for inventor Thomas Alva Edison, are presented by Edison Universe, a non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing, honoring, and fostering innovations and innovators.