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PPG develops new coatings for batteries, AV sensors

PPG recently expanded its portfolio of paints and coatings solutions for components destined for all-electric, hybrid electric and autonomous vehicles (AVs) to help extend component life and function.

PPG recently expanded its portfolio of paints and coatings solutions for components destined for all-electric, hybrid electric and autonomous vehicles (AVs) to help extend component life and function. The coatings include:

  • PPG IOCRON cathode binder – This “binder” is touted a cost-effective product that eliminates harmful N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in the standard cathode coating process while maintaining battery performance. The PPG IOCRON binder will improve formulation and application processes, significantly lower mixing times, and provide equal or improved cell performance.
  • Autonomous vehicle sensor coatings – PPG is pioneering the development of paints and related coatings that will improve vehicle and infrastructure visibility to radar and light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensors used in autonomous driving systems. The company has designed coatings with enhanced dark color vehicle detection that allow the light to penetrate to a reflective underlayer. The signal bounces off this layer and returns to the sensor instead of being absorbed. This coating leverages commercially proven technology from PPG’s aerospace business that functions in the same light- and heat-reflective way.

To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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