From electric vehicles to consumer electronics and all manner of industrial applications, demand is growing for powerful, safe, efficient batteries. But battery manufacturers face a host of challenges when trying to develop new battery models. At Bristol Tape, we help manufacturers overcome those challenges with customized converted material solutions. We work with a wide range of materials — including many pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes, films and foils — to create custom solutions that increase power density, extend battery life, boost energy-efficiency and improve user safety. Let’s explore some of the ways we can use our material converting services to enhance your battery assembly.
There are many ways adhesive tapes, films, foils and other flexible materials can add value to battery products. Some common applications include:
Sealing and gasketing – We can create custom gaskets or sealing solutions for battery cells, modules and packs to create watertight or airtight seals that are durable enough to withstand harsh operating environments.
Cell-to-cell bonding – We can die cut PSA tapes to reliably bond battery cells to one another, enhancing product safety, increasing the structural integrity and extending the expected lifespan of the battery.
Bonding housing components – Battery assembly encapsulation, potting and structural bonding of other housing elements can be accomplished using PSA tapes like 3M™ VHB™ tape.
EMI/RFI shielding – Electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) can cause significant disruption to electrical components if they are not properly shielded. We can enhance EMI/RFI shielding solutions with conductive tapes, films and foils that provide additional protection for important electronics components.
Thermal runaway protection (TRP) solutions – Whether you need to affix insulating foams, compression pads, add layers of conductive films or some other TRP solutions, we can convert materials — including specialty materials — to enhance TRP solutions and increase product safety.
Flame barriers – We can convert flame-retardant materials, including thermally insulating materials, high-temperature tapes, 3M™ Flame Barrier Paper FRB and other durable materials to exact specifications to create reliable, protective solutions.
Surface protection and packaging – Protective films can be die cut to exact dimensions to make them easy to apply to finished battery assemblies. This will help protect batteries during transportation and ensure customer satisfaction with end products.
To learn more, download our latest resource, Converted Materials Solutions for Industrial Batteries.
Manufacturing complete battery assemblies or battery components is challenging. But the right partner can make it a lot easier. At Bristol Tape, we use our material converting services to help OEMs and component suppliers improve products and overcome their biggest obstacles. Whether you’re looking to introduce a new model or just want to optimize production for legacy designs, we can help. We produce custom parts that accelerate assembly time, improve product durability, reduce manual processes and help control costs. We are also a 3M™ Preferred Converter, which gives us access to a ton of materials, including specialty materials engineered to withstand the harsh environments of industrial battery applications. With more than 70 years of experience in the converting industry, we use our knowledge and extensive capabilities to make battery manufacturing easier, faster and more efficient so you can accomplish your strategic goals.
Looking for material converting services for battery manufacturing applications? Contact Bristol Tape today and see how we can enhance your products and boost manufacturing efficiency.
Bristol Tape Corporation
598 Airport Road, Fall River, MA 02720