Automotive applications with Steinerfilm
++++ Tipping Point: The future for electric cars is running ++++ EV´S to overtake Hybrids in Europe ++++ As pioneer we have been supplying into the future for more than 13 years ++++
Greater requirements are being placed on power electronics within the car industry. Steinerfilm provides an ever increasing demand for metallized BOPP film for their use as follows:
- DC link power capacitors for battery electric vehicles (⇒ BEV) and plug-in/hybrid electric vehicle (⇒ PHEV/HEV). Meanwhile, we have been supplying this market since 2009!
Steiner purely specialises in producing metallized film for capacitors whilst typical ultra/supercapacitors are manufactured by others. The thickness range for BEV and PHEV/HEV started at 2.7 micron and is steadily going down to 1.9 micron (only BOPP base film). This wafer-thin film (0.0019 mm) is the most thermally stressed automotive film produced by us.
We have been successfully processing a 1,6 micron BOPP film which is the world´s thinnest available gauge.
Our R & D department has been pushed constantly since the beginning of the new millennium to create an even better product. This now makes Steiner the first contact for customers worldwide who produce a highly sensitive product with the appropriate know-how.
Other areas of automotive applications for Steiner are as follows:
- 48-Volt Technologies
- Start-stop systems
- DC link capacitors for electric motor drives
- RFI capacitors (e.g. X2)
- Capacitors at HID headlamps (Xenon headlights)
Note: these examples may use different base films and metallizations and are often highly confidential.