High-performance batteries are key drivers of the technology-inspired world we live in, and their impact is steadily rising, not least due to today’s fast-changing mobility landscape. The requirements and expectations on a modern battery are increasing at the same time: “Minimum weight – maximum performance” is the prime principle to go by in state-of-the-art battery development and design. In order to adapt to this demand in the area of fire protection as well, svt, in cooperation with SAERTEX, has developed a solution to realise fire-proof lightweight constructions and designs of battery cases.
Battery systems with high energy density can reach temperatures of over 1,400 °C and may cause an explosion in the event of a battery fire, accompanied by a massive release of particles and gases. This is why today’s industry focus is not only on lightweight construction, but also on aspects such as thermal event prevention (burn-through protection) and protection against the release of substances that are harmful to health and the environment.
We at svt fully meet this growing complexity of requirements for a combination of lightweight construction and fire protection for batteries by offering a dedicated composite fabric that makes the perfect solution for the production of fire-safe and low-weight battery cases: SAERTEX LEO® COATED FABRIC.