Desmodur®-based crosslinking technology beats the heat in solar car’s engine
The Sonnenwagen’s original engine was hindered by the maximum operating temperature of the electrical insulating coating used to cast the electrical wires. This year, the team developed a new and improved engine with a copper coil that is fixed and protected by our Desmodur®-based crosslinking technology.
Higher heat resistance means that we can put more power into the motor and, as a result, accelerate faster.
Customers are excited about the high temperature stability of the new material, especially within the field of electrical insulation.
Why crosslinking technology was the right solution for the engine
- High temperature stability: Features increased temperature stability up to 220 degrees Celsius.
- Chemical resistance: Provides increased chemical resistance, especially against brake fluids and oil.
- Mechanical stability: Offers improved mechanical stability when compared to the previously used cast system.