PyroPhobic Systems and partners win the SPE Automotive Innovation Safety Award

The win recognizes PyroPhobic Systems’ LithiumPrevent 200

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BARRIE, ON, November 23, 2023 – PyroPhobic Systems (PyroPhobic), Molded Precision Components, and Auto-Kabel Group have won the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Innovation Award in the safety category for LithiumPrevent 200 intumescent terminal covers. The innovative material and design support the mitigation of thermal runaway caused by electrical arcing in high-voltage electric vehicle (EV) batteries, which ensures a safer drive for motorists.

“We’re extremely proud to have been recognized by the SPE for our efforts in EV passive fire safety,” said John Page, President of PyroPhobic. “LithiumPrevent 200 was created for applications where both heightened safety performance and high-volume production are top priorities, ensuring EV battery packs function safely for all drivers.”

LithiumPrevent 200 has unique properties that allow it to act as both a fire barrier and an electrical insulator. For this application, the automotive manufacturer required a material capable of being produced in three-dimensional shapes at high production volume combined with the ability to withstand thermal runaway conditions while providing electrical insulation. In its first-ever use in EV battery pack production, LithiumPrevent 200 is injection molded to create terminal covers and separators that mitigate electrical arcing, a failure mode that can cause thermal runaway.

LithiumPrevent 200 is a registered trademark of PyroPhobic Systems Ltd.

About PyroPhobic Systems Ltd.

Based in Barrie, Ontario and founded in 1991, PyroPhobic Systems Ltd. is a leader in fire resistant thermoplastic resins and components for customers in the building construction, battery energy storage, and electric vehicle industries.

Driven by its mission to make life safer for people in their homes, at the office, and on the move, PyroPhobic Systems brings innovative material science technologies and solutions to the marketplace to solve fire safety challenges.

PyroPhobic Systems products adhere to the highest safety standards through in-house production, strict quality control, and testing procedures and are listed with certified testing laboratories such as Underwriter Laboratories and Intertek Testing Services.