White Paper: Materials

Energizing & Enabling e-Mobility with Elastomers


As a new era of e-mobility emerges, it's accompanied by new manufacturing challenges that require new material solutions. Companies must innovate in order to meet these challenges.

Momentive’s advanced material solutions play an essential role in the vehicles of today and tomorrow. From thermal management and battery solutions to cable and connector materials, and from sensor coatings to adhesives and seals, Momentive’s innovative silicones help shape the future of e-mobility and drive our new vehicles forward.

The future of mobility is being redefined with the paradigm shift from traditional internal combustion technology to steadily growing and continually evolving electric vehicle technology. As advancements in e-mobility are made, the intrinsic need for advanced materials is ever present and growing. Safety, reliability, and performance continue to remain driving forces in the specification of polymers in e-mobility applications.

Silicone’s unique properties enable Momentive’s materials, such as its LSR and HCR-based material technologies, to meet and exceed demanding performance requirements of electric vehicles in a wide breadth of e-mobility applications. Our breadth of experience ensures that wherever there is a need, Momentive will have the industry and technical knowledge and expertise to help our customers and industry partners succeed.

Some of the material characteristics that are key to addressing and solving such complex challenges include:

  • High thermal stability
  • Low compression set without post-cure
  • Self-lubricating properties
  • Low viscosity
  • Fast cure
  • Low modulus
  • Increased crack resistance
  • Outstanding resistance to aging
  • Easy to color
  • Self-bonding
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Excellent electrically insulating properties
  • Dielectric strength

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