LANXESS and HELLA Have Developed Pocan AF4130

July 17 2017

LANXESS has developed a new compound called Pocan AF4130 in collaboration with HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co. It serves as a housing material for a battery management unit (BMU) and two cell monitoring units (CMU). The blend of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and acrylic ester-styrene-acrylonitrile (ASA) contains 30 percent by weight glass fibers and a halogen-based flame retardance package. “The particular advantages of the material are its extremely low warpage and shrinkage, combined with its high flame retardance. We see great potential for application in precision components for vehicle battery systems,” says Marc Marbach, head of Sales Segments E&E in the LANXESS High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit.

Due to the innovative design of the housings of the BMU and CMUs, they can be injection molded cost-effectively as single components.

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