Technology: Freudenberg meets China EV flame standard

Plymouth, Michigan – Freudenberg NOK Sealing Technologies has tapped the company’s aerospace materials knowledge to develop a new silicone-based material that meets the flammability standard for electric vehicles (EVs) in China.

The material, said Freudenberg 28 Nov, has been custom-made for an unnamed OEM for vehicles to be used in China.

The Chinese standard for EVs requires materials to immediately self-extinguish after being exposed to a flame.

The stringent flammability standard, to come into force by 2020, also requires EV battery packs to withstand and contain a flame…

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