Electric vehicle architects must include technologies and materials as safety features to prevent or mitigate thermal runaway spread and fire once a thermal runaway chemical reaction starts. High force impact, extreme vibration or pressure, and expansion and contraction temperature cycles create mechanical movement within battery cells that can start or propagate thermal runaway. EV battery protecting compression pads support pouch cells during expansion and contraction in charge-discharge cycles as well as protect and cushion from sudden mechanical movement to improve Li-ion cell safety. Integrating fire suppressing, electrically insulating flame barrier materials creates fire isolation within the battery. Localizing and containing a thermal runaway catastrophic fire at the Li-ion battery cell, module, or pack level increases consumer safety.
Our specialized SOLIMIDE® Foams offer flexible, lightweight, fire resistance. SOLIMIDE® Foams do not burn, emit little smoke, and exceed FAR 25.856 fire resistance specifications. With long lifetimes, SOLIMIDE® Foam thermal runaway technologies are ideal to improve battery safety and performance without adding bulk or weight.