We understand the challenges

Electric vehicles have brought new challenges to automotive OEMs and consumers alike. From an OEM perspective, two of the key concerns are passenger safety and cost. Safety is impacted by the material selection for rigidity, impact resistance, and thermal stability. Additionally, costs are impacted by material cost, the ease of manufacturing, ease of service, and the bulk and weight of design.

From a consumer perspectives, adoption of EV technology is dependent on initial and on-going cost, safety, driving range, charging time, and the charging network infrastructure. Mitsubishi Chemical Group partners with OEMs and Tiers to develop innovative material solutions to solve concerns from OEMs and consumers – driving sustainable innovation.

Our EV innovation

Today, consumers demand more sustainable solutions, driving the need for technology development in materials, manufacturing, and end-of-life impact. As a vertically integrated manufacturer, Mitsubishi Chemical views material innovation through a sustainability lens, and develops custom solutions that address application challenges while also reducing negative environmental and social impacts.

Technology highlights:
Sol-Rite Formulated Electrolytes Mitsubishi Chemical Group is a leading provider of formulated electrolytes for Li-Ion batteries for the automotive industry. Sol-Rite electrolytes are formulated in organic solvents with functional additives that significantly improve battery performance.

EV Material Technology

Thermal Interface Materials for EV

Advances in electric and hybrid vehicle designs have led to the densification of electrical components and increased power output. To maintain electronic device performance and longevity, the protective materials used in these devices must also push the limits of performance and be adaptable to new and smaller designs. Gelest specializes in custom-developing thermally conductive silicones for potting and encapsulating, gap filler, and adhesive applications.

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EV Battery Protection

Our Advanced Materials division is working on combining thermal runaway protection and electromagnetic interference (EMI). Our thermoplastic and thermoset technology is an ideal solution to improve manufacturing techniques to protect against extreme runaway temperatures and external electromagnetic signal interference to improve material-added value while decreasing manufacturing processing steps to improve ROI.

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EV Applications

Mitsubishi Chemical Group offers an impressive portfolio ideal for demanding automotive applications such as carbon fiber, composites, high-performance engineering plastics, films, and more. As a solution-driven partner, Mitsubishi Chemical brings together high-performance materials, engineering processes, and innovative design expertise to allow automotive engineers to develop highly innovative solutions with new levels of functional integration.

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