Polyplastics Unveils Next-Gen PPS Grade for Electric Vehicle Busbars

Polyplastics launches DURAFIDE PPS 1140HS6, a next-generation polyphenylene sulfide grade with improved thermal shock resistance and recyclability. The new grade is designed for metal insert molding, particularly for busbars in electric vehicles.

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Polyplastics Unveils Next-Gen PPS Grade for Electric Vehicle Busbars

Polyplastics Unveils Next-Gen PPS Grade for Electric Vehicle Busbars

Polyplastics Co., Ltd., a leading global supplier of engineering thermoplastics, has announced the launch of DURAFIDE PPS 1140HS6, a next-generation polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) grade with significantly improved thermal shock resistance and recyclability. This 40% glass-filled grade is designed for metal insert molding, particularly for busbars in electric vehicles (xEVs).

The new DURAFIDE PPS 1140HS6 grade offers several key features and benefits. It provides improved thermal shock resistance without the need for impact modifiers, minimizing residual strain during molding and homogenizing linear expansion to mitigate internal stress. This ensures thermal shock resistance while retaining essential mechanical and other properties.

Why this matters: The development of sustainable and reliable components for electric vehicles is crucial for the transition to a low-carbon transportation sector. As the demand for electric vehicles continues to grow, innovations likeDURAFIDE PPS 1140HS6 will play a vital role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change.

The launch of DURAFIDE PPS 1140HS6 addresses a common issue faced in xEV busbars - cracking caused by repeated heating and cooling and subsequent rapid temperature changes. This cracking problem can lead to insulation failure, particularly in critical parts of xEVs that conduct high-voltage currents. The typical solution of adding impact modifiers to PPS has drawbacks, such as reduced material strength and incompatibility with material recycling.

In addition, DURAFIDE PPS 1140HS6 offers easy recyclability during post-consumer recycling (PCR) without sorting, aligning with the growing trend of material recycling. It eliminates molding imperfections and enhances performance in xEV busbar applications. The new grade also provides better flowability during injection molding than standard materials, making it ideal for molding both thin-wall and large products.

The introduction of this next-generation PPS grade supports the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to sustainable consumption and production patterns, as well as climate action. DURAFIDE PPS 1140HS6 enables the production of more durable and recyclable components for electric vehicles, contributing to the transition towards sustainable mobility solutions.

The launch of DURAFIDE PPS 1140HS6 marks a significant advancement in PPS materials for electric vehicle applications. With its improved thermal shock resistance, easy recyclability, and enhanced performance, this next-generation grade is poised to play a crucial role in the development of reliable and sustainable xEV components. As the demand for electric vehicles continues to grow, innovations like DURAFIDE PPS 1140HS6 will be essential in driving the industry forward.

Key Takeaways

  • Polyplastics launches DURAFIDE PPS 1140HS6, a next-gen PPS grade for xEV busbars.
  • Improved thermal shock resistance without impact modifiers, reducing residual strain.
  • Easy recyclability during post-consumer recycling (PCR) without sorting.
  • Enhanced performance in xEV busbar applications, eliminating molding imperfections.
  • Supports UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for sustainable consumption and climate action.