SABIC’s new resins for battery modules and housings boast lighter weight, enhanced flame resistance

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is offering two new types of NORYL resin for the battery modules and housings of EVs.

Reinforced by fiberglass and composed of a proprietary Polyphenylene Ether (PPE), the NORYL NHP6011 and NHP6012 resins “deliver enhanced robust flame retardancy and impact strength to meet stringent industry-related safety standards, as well as thin-wall molding capability to reduce weight and accommodate more cells, helping to extend vehicle range and boost performance.” Both resins meet the UL 94 V-0 standard, and display a Comparative Tracking Index (CTI) of 2.

The two products differ in their glass fiber loadings, in order to accommodate specific customer requirements for stiffness.

“By helping to enhance EV batteries through better safety, higher energy density and lower weight, our new NORYL resins can also help manufacturers increase the consumer appeal of their vehicles,” said Darpan Parikh, Global Product Management Leader of Resins and Compounds for SABIC.

Source: SABIC