Dr William Luc Brunat, Global Director Product Development - Automotive Coatings & Mobility
The growth of vehicle electrification demands new solutions to improve the performance and safety of batteries. Higher-capacity lithium-ion batteries are designed with increased energy density and higher voltage. And scale is driving toward high-throughput automated solutions for improved productivity and cost. This increases the demand for lightweight, environmentally and manufacturing friendly functional solutions.
PPG offers a unique range of specific coatings solutions to meet these new demands in battery design and production. We will present our electrode binder which does not contain the newly restricted NMP, explain how our intumescent coatings can increase the resistance of batteries to fires and thermal runaways and how to improve the resistance to electrical breakdowns by using ultra-high dielectric coatings.
Speaker Biography (William Luc Brunat)
William Brunat is currently the Global Director of Product Development and Mobility at PPG. He joined PPG Automotive Coatings a few years after his PhD in Chemistry and an experience in surface treatment and analysis of polymers. He started at PPG in 1996 by leading the Physical-Chemistry and Analytical activities in France and moved in 2001 toward the formulation of pretreatments and electrocoats for the EMEA region. He became the French Technical Director in 2009 and the European Technical Director in 2016. He finally joined in 2019 the PPG Mobility team in his current role to support PPG's efforts in developing and launching new coatings solutions for Electric and Autonomous vehicles.
Company Profile (PPG)
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At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers' biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.1 billion in 2019. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com .