ALTDORF, Switzerland—Datwyler Group is increasing its focus on elastomers technology for electric vehicles to support OEMs and other players in developing e-powertrains.
Activities are being directed particularly on applications requiring "highly advanced multi-functional materials," the Swiss group said in a report issued Dec. 14, 2022.
"For example, for thermal and filtration systems we are in the process of discussing the use of electroactive polymer (EAP) technology in sensors or actuators," Datwyler said.
Furthermore, the Altdorf-based group is working on introducing thermal interface materials (TIMs) for use in rubber thermal pads to conduct heat from vehicle electronics to a cooling plate.
Datwyler also has developed electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding materials to protect sensitive electronics and sensors from high voltages in the system and signal turbulence.
Signal turbulence, the company said, can be very noticeable, especially when a system is switched on or off under high voltage.