Adhesives for the electronic vehicle market 12 April 2021

Meridian Adhesives Group, a manufacturer and custom formulator of high-value adhesives technologies, will now be serving the electric vehicle market with custom solutions by way of the company’s Electronics Division.    

Meridian’s Electronics Division currently encompasses three companies – Epoxy Technology Inc, Epoxies and Epoxy Technology Europe, with offices in the United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland. Together, the companies will provide the rapidly emerging electric vehicle market with products, including thermally conductive potting compounds and adhesives, potting and encapsulating compounds, UL listed 94 V-O potting compounds, UV curable coatings and adhesives and circuit and assembly adhesives.

These solutions can be used in various applications, including battery and component assembly; battery potting; capacitor potting; EMI shielding; EV chargers; lithium-ion battery construction; motor inverters; motor assembly; on-board chargers; motor potting; sensors and controls; stray currents/grounding; as well as transformer potting.

In addition to the many products already available, the division’s expert engineers and chemists can formulate unique, custom solutions for electric vehicle and battery manufacturing for even the most challenging applications, such as sealing aggressive chemicals in battery fabrication, dissipating heat waste from high powered motors, resisting pyrolysis and flammability with environmentally friendly raw materials, and finally meeting highest reliability standards of automotive grade electronics.

Many of these solutions are part of an extensive quality programme, including ISO 9001:2015, MIL-STD 883/5011 certifications, as well as Sony Green Partnerships, RoHS and REACH Compliance.

The Electronics Division of Meridian Adhesives Group provides high technology products with experienced technical support. Epoxy, urethane, silicone and UV materials that are manufactured by Epoxy Technology and Epoxies, Etc. have been used in some of the most demanding applications. Epoxy Technology, established in 1966, and Epoxies, Etc, established in 1988, are trusted partners of organisations throughout the world. 

“Our Electronics team has been building a specialised portfolio of products and capabilities to support our EV customers for some time now,” said Brandon Willis, President of Meridian’s Electronics Division. “Our products fulfill some of the most demanding applications in the industry, and I’m excited to see what new opportunities our team creates by fulfilling our core promise of delivering tangible value to our customers.” 

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

Claire prides herself on keeping readers well informed and up to date with the latest industry news.