Insulation polymer composites are used in electrical equipment to support and separate electrical conductors without allowing current to pass through the insulators.
Silicone rubber is the most widely used polymeric insulation material for high voltage products. Insulation polymer composites have a core composed of a fiberglass rod covered by polymer weather sheds.
Manufactures use various shed materials, designs, and construction methods. Basic polymer shed materials used are silicone rubber, EPM, EPDM, CE, and polytetrafluroethylene (PTFE or Teflon).
The automotive sector is undergoing a significant transformation to address critical challenges affecting consumers and the climate.
One of the most difficult tasks is reducing the weight of vehicles in order to minimize energy consumption. A ten percent decrease in curb weight is predicted to result in a six to eight percent reduction in energy consumption.
Composite materials having better strength to weight ratio are one of the finest options for planning, designing and manufacturing of the lightweight components.
In automobile sector, employment of composite materials would reduce the weight of electric vehicles as well as influence their aerodynamic properties.
Therefore, it would decrease the consumption of fuel as well by cutting down harmful emissions and particulate matter.
Numerous developments in such technologies are studied over the last decade by automobile establishments and academic researchers.
Fiber-reinforced polymers, particularly those established on glass and carbon fibers, have attracted attention of the automobile sector due to their high performance and lesser weight
The Global EV Motor Insulation polymer composites market accounted for $XX Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2023 to 2030.
JEC company launches ultra-light, low carbon “aerogel” insulation polymer composites
University of Bath spin-out company Aerogel Core Ltd set to develop next generation materials for the aerospace and automotive industries.
A team of engineers from the University of Bath has created a new company, Aerogel Core Ltd, specialising in ultra-light ‘aerogels’ that can be used as soundproofing and heat-shielding materials for the aerospace and automotive industries.
As well as tuneable acoustic properties, ultralight aerogels have other functional properties such as thermal, fire and electromagnetic interference shielding.
The coupling of both acoustic and other functional properties provides a material that can have a large impact within many industrial sectors.
In particular, the material meets the functionalities of specific engineering applications for the aerospace sector, creating the best acoustic properties for a material with incredibly low density.
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