ALBIS Plastic GmbH, Hamburg, Germany and Klein Mechaniek BV, Westervoort, The Netherlands, have collaborated to optimize key properties of batteries used in high-quality cars, boats and campers, Eppm.com reports.
The objective was to reduce weight and size, and to maximize service life and temperature tolerance in order to meet customer expectations.
Pocan from LANXESS was used for housing, Bayblend from Covestro for the handle and ALTECH from MOCOM (the newly formed compounding unit from ALBIS) for the cell holder.
A brand of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and PBT blends, Pocan, is characterized by high heat resistance, strength and hardness as well as excellent sliding properties, high abrasion resistance, good chemical resistance, low susceptibility to stress cracking and low moisture absorption.
Bayblend PC/ ABS grades have well-balanced properties, including high toughness, stiffness, dimensional stability, and excellent creep resistance.
The ALTECH range includes a wide variety of technical compounds with special thermal and mechanical characteristics, including impact resistance modification, UV stabilization and individual colour matching.
“The new battery recharges much faster and features not only a longer service life, but also a significantly lower weight, an incredibly small size and high temperature tolerance,” said Oscar Klein, owner of Klein Mechaniek BV. “Together with the ALBIS team we have managed to take the product to a new level in terms of key features and design.”
“This project is a good example of the way we work at ALBIS: together with our customer, we selected the optimum solution for the specific application from our comprehensive range of products,” added Martin Halverhout, who supervised the project at ALBIS.
“Thanks to the good cooperation with Klein Mechaniek and the products of our long-term partners, the project is a complete success.” The e-battery is already used in products of well-known brands.