Webinar Recording: “SILASTIC™ Silicones for Electric Vehicles”
November 17, 2023
On November 16, 2023, RDAbbott hosted a webinar titled “SILASTIC™ for Electric Vehicles: Where, Why, and How to Use Silicone Rubber.” In this 47-minute presentation, Jake Steinbrecher and Brad Jones, Technical Service & Development Scientists for Dow, highlight opportunities for silicone rubber in electric vehicles (EVs) with an emphasis on safety and material compatibility. SILASTIC™ silicones from Dow combine mechanical and chemical properties that many organic polymers cannot match.
Why You Should Watch and Listen
Mobility OEMs are making major investments in EV development. Consumer adoption rates are increasing, but vehicle safety and reliability are key concerns. In addition to meeting buyer expectations for range and performance life, OEMs need to consider the increasing amount of energy stored in the battery pack.
- Long service life in adverse operating conditions
- Wide operating temperature range
- Excellent resistance to automotive fluids
- Inherently good electrical insulation
- Strong mechanical sealing
About the Presenters
Jake Steinbrecher, Technical Service & Development Scientist for Dow, is a globally recognized technical leader in the fields of moldable optical silicones and silicone part fabrication. Jake joined Dow in 2010 and provides engineering and technical sales support for silicone materials used in high-performance mobility and other technologies. He graduated from Michigan Technological University in 2008 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
Brad Jones, Technical Service & Development Scientist for Dow, provides application engineering and technical services for the Dow automotive and mobility markets, and technical expertise for the wire and cable and high voltage markets. Brad has served as a technical specialist for over 28 years and acts as a fabrication technical leader and mentor to technical service professionals globally. Prior to joining Dow in 1995, he was a polymer chemist at a tier fabricator.
- Application Engineering
- Brad Jones
- Electric Vehicle
- Electrical Insulation
- High Consistency Rubber
- Jake Steinbrecher
- Liquid Silicone Rubber
- Optical Silicones
- Silicone Rubber
- Technical Services
- Thermal Management
- Webinar Series
- Wire and Cable