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Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Showcases Electric Vehicle Sealing Technologies at The Battery Show



   Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Showcases Electric Vehicle Sealing
                       Technologies at The Battery Show

PR Newswire

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Nov. 14, 2012

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg-NOK Sealing
Technologies (FNST) is showcasing a portfolio of products that enhance the
safety, durability and performance of electric vehicles today at the 2012
Battery Show in Novi, Mich.

FNST, one of the largest producers of elastomeric seals and custom molded
parts, is pursuing advanced electric vehicle technologies as part of its
commitment to sustainable products and processes. FNST is displaying a variety
of components at the show that leverage the expertise and products of its own
divisions and other Freudenberg companies including Freudenberg-NOK
Mechatronics and Freudenberg Nonwovens.

"We are working in collaboration with our customers to ensure that electric
vehicle technologies evolve to the next level of safety and reliability," said
Dr. Luis Lorenzo, vice president, Advanced Product Engineering, FNST. "One of
our key drivers is to develop alternative technological solutions that address
the functional requirements of the system and the cost effectiveness of
different approaches."

With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific markets, FNST can tap
a vast network of chemistry, design, product engineering and manufacturing
experts to provide solutions for the global vehicle electrification industry.
The company uses nearly two dozen polymer families and more than 2,000 raw
materials to provide premium battery protection technologies, including
battery pack gaskets, cell frame sealing, plug-and-seal technologies,
compensation elements and liquid detectors.

Among the technologies and products the company is displaying at The Battery
Show:

  o Overpressure Valve: For use in large-format lithium ion battery systems.
    The valve is designed to maintain its seal during normal pressure
    variations due to heating/cooling of the battery. The seal releases if
    internal battery pack pressure exceeds predetermined limit and prevents
    potential battery system damage.
  o Housing Gasket: A family of solutions for serial and prototype automotive
    lithium ion battery applications. Gaskets are re-openable for battery
    maintenance and optimized for sealing profile, homogeneous forces and
    tolerance compensation.
  o Plug & Seal: This elastomer-coated tube with a sealing and shock absorbing
    geometry works for applications across several industries. It accommodates
    a host of diameters, lengths, angles and end geometries, and can survive
    extremes of temperature, pressure and chemical environment.  
  o Cell Frame Seal: A mounting structure for pouch type cells that both holds
    and stabilizes the cell. It also provides an additional sealing function
    for the sealed seam of the pouch, equalizes thickness tolerances of the
    cells, and provides additional mechanical fixing for electric connectors.
     The frame features passages for directing battery gasses in the case of a
    cell rupture.
  o Breathable Element: Breathable components produced from Freudenberg
    nonwoven materials that optimize the ability of the battery system to
    repel water, oil, and dirt contamination. The structure of the fabric
    creates a "deep filter" affect in the battery unit that ensures the
    exchange of gases even when exposed to environmental contaminants.
  o Pressure Compensation: Freudenberg is developing several products to
    address the duty cycle pressure variations within a battery pack.  Whether
    using a sealed pressure compensator or a hygroscopic filter unit, these
    products allow expansion and contraction of air within the battery pack
    without introducing additional moisture.

"FNST engineers work on-site with the auto manufacturers, so our teams have
been integrated into the vehicle electrification development process," said
Juergen Mall, market segment manager, E-Mobility, FNST. "We offer products
capable of performing over a broad range of temperatures and environments, and
our customers have come to rely on our expertise in areas like material
testing and product validation."

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies' advanced battery components and
technologies are on display at The Battery Show booth B504.

About Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is the Americas joint venture between
Freudenberg and Company in Germany and NOK Corporation in Japan. Founded in
1989 under the legal name Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership, Freudenberg-NOK
Sealing Technologies is a leading producer of advanced sealing and elastomeric
technologies for a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace,
appliance, diesel engine, agriculture, construction, heavy industry, and
alternate energy.

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is headquartered in Plymouth, Mich., and
has facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and
Malaysia. With annual revenues approaching $US 1 billion, the company employed
approximately 4,700 people in 2011. For additional information, please visit
www.freudenberg-nok.com.

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is part of the Freudenberg & Co. Group of
Germany. Freudenberg & Co. is a family of companies specializing in seals and
vibration control technology, nonwovens, filtration, lubricants and release
agents and other specialty business areas. The Freudenberg Group generated
sales of more than $7.8 billion and had 37,000 employees in 2011. For
additional information, please visit www.freudenberg.com. 

 

 

SOURCE Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies

Website: http://www.freudenberg.com
Contact: Cheryl Eberwein, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies,
+1-734-354-5373; M: +1-248-767-1068, Fax: +1-734-451-0043,
cheryl.eberwein@fnst.com
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