Henkel supports EV OEMs to reach ambitious sustainability goals
published : 21 Apr 2021 at 14:32
With global sales of EVs rising rapidly, the automotive industry is seeing strong demand for sustainable high-performance solutions as it prepares for an electric future. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is helping to drive this change.
According to IHS Markit, sales of battery electric vehicles (BEV) and other EVs reached nearly 2.5 million in 2020 and is set to rise by about 70% in 2021 .
In a key breakthrough, Henkel has collaborated with one of the world’s leading OEMs to develop a thermal gap filler solution, Bergquist Gap Filler TGF 3010 APS, under the Loctite brand. The solution has enabled one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers to develop and manufacture lithium-ion battery packs more sustainably and cost effectively, as well as set ambitious goals to produce approximately ten million electric vehicles over the next few years.
Bergquist Gap Filler TGF 3010 APS not only extends the life of batteries through its high-performance heat dissipation but addresses different sustainability aspects at every stage of the value chain. The Gap Filler is supplied in reusable drums designed to maximise filling volume, thereby reducing CO2 emissions through fewer transports and to minimise halts on the production line. The drums themselves can be reused to minimise waste and to increase efficiency.
Stephan Höfer, Global Market Strategy Head e-Mobility at Henkel, said, “As a company that strives to be a leader in sustainability, we are proud to help our customers reach their ambitious environmental and sustainability goals. It is exciting to work with our partners to make EV battery technology more efficient and cost effective as we transition to a future of electrified mobility.”