Bayer MaterialScience Develops Battery Charger | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 33 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 13, 2012

Bayer MaterialScience Develops Battery Charger

Department: Business
Keywords: electric vehicles, Spain, polyurethanes
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An electric-vehicle charging station.
Credit: Bayer MaterialScience
This is a photo of an electrical charging station that with a housing made from Bayer’s rigid polyurethane foam.
 
An electric-vehicle charging station.
Credit: Bayer MaterialScience

Bayer MaterialScience has teamed with the polyurethane processing firm Policam and the electrical engineering company Ingeteam to develop rigid polyurethane foam charging stations for electric cars. More than 500 of the chargers have been installed throughout Spain. Bayer MaterialScience says polyurethane foam is the ideal plastic for such an application because the molds for polyurethane are relatively inexpensive. Thus it isn’t cost-prohibitive to make the charging stations in small numbers.

 
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