During The Battery Show and the Electric Vehicle & Hybrid Technology Expo, PPG will highlight its growing array of EV (electric vehicle) battery solutions, such as a new cathode binder that helps boost lithium-ion battery manufacturing efficiency and safety. The two events will take place at Suburban Collection Showplace situated in Novi, Michigan, from September 14 to 16.
PPG offers various electric vehicle (EV) battery modules and packs solutions that include dielectric protection, temperature management, fire protection, RFI shielding, sealing, bonding, and other features. The PPG exhibit will show next-generation thermal gap fillers, dielectric coatings, and battery fire safety products (2618).
From noon to 12:30 p.m. on September 15, 15, Adam Crowe, a PPG senior research chemist, will give a 30-minute Open Track Forum talk named “Improving Manufacturing Efficiencies and Safety for Lithium-ion Batteries.” He’ll talk about creating and testing a current cathode binder that doesn’t require N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), a solvent.
According to a new draught risk evaluation by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), NMP, which is widely used in the processing of slurries that make cathodes in lithium-ion batteries, provides an “unreasonable danger” to workers in certain settings. PPG has developed an NMP-free binder that reduces worker risk and allows for faster manufacture and equal or even better battery performance than existing binders.
“PPG has created a broad spectrum of novel coatings that support greater battery performance, lower costs, and increased safety, linked with PPG and many of our customers’ sustainability efforts,” stated PPG vice president in charge of the automotive OEM Americas and the global mobility.
The Battery Show is the largest trade show dedicated to innovative battery manufacturing in North America. The Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo is a conference and tradeshow dedicated to manufacturing technologies, components, materials, battery management systems, and equipment for electric and hybrid vehicles.
PPG Industries, Corporation is a Fortune 500 corporation based in the United States that manufactures paints, coatings, and specialty materials. PPG has offices in more than 70 countries worldwide, with its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is the world’s largest coatings company by revenue, followed by AkzoNobel.  It is located in PPG Place, a downtown Pittsburgh office and retail complex with a glass facade created by Philip Johnson. PPG committed in November 2010 to remove 700,000 tonnes of toxic waste from the Canal Crossing, which is a brownfield facility in Jersey City, New Jersey, where it conducted a chromium processing facility from 1954 to 1963. In a federal court settlement, strict rules were agreed upon.
In 1998, the PPG Industries Lime Lake Reclamation Project in Barberton, Ohio, got special recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 5 in the National Beneficial Use of Biosolids Program.