EV engineers in the EV and AV markets are forced to save weight; Techsil is excited to launch two pioneering lightweight classes that should revolutionize flooding and encapsulation in the automotive industry.

Techsil will showcase its advanced heat management solutions along with some very exciting lightweight silicone and polyurethane foams at the upcoming Design Engineering Expo in June. These innovative lightweight foams are designed to revolutionize flooding and encapsulation in the automotive industry, especially in the emerging markets of EV (electric vehicles) and AV (autonomous vehicles).

Up to 75% of fuel consumption is related to the weight of the vehicle; Design engineers are faced with the push to save weight, and Techsil is excited to be able to introduce these new pioneering products just when the market needs them.

In addition to being extremely light, foams can form very quickly; offer excellent electronics protection; They come with easy-to-use mixing ratios and are ideally suited for high-volume automated production lines.

The polyurethane foam that Techsil is most excited about is already in the production of the market-leading carbon fiber spoiler for electric vehicles. It is a solid, closed cell, density 10lb, a system of foam that flows extremely well into the cavities of the matrix and has excellent physical properties after curing.

Silicone foam is a fire-resistant foam with variable density, which has just undergone vigorous tests for pouring 3D printed parts. The application requires the selected material to act as an ultra-light filling of gaps and to provide protection against water penetration for electronics, the product performed remarkably and overcame many installation problems. It is extremely fast to form and very flexible, hardens at room temperature and is injected into the molds for this application.

Adam Johnson, Technical Sales Manager, and Tim Johnson, Business Development Manager, will attend the Design Engineering Expo at NEC 8you and 9you June. Find them at booth K2 to learn more and see how Techsil can help.

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