High Tech Coating Solutions To Enable Electric And Autonomous Vehicles (Electric Vehicle Materials Europe 2020)

Dr William Luc Brunat, Global Director Product Development - Automotive Coatings & Mobility

Presentation Summary

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 Industries)

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty
products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG
helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction
markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any
other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and
operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion.
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