by Tina Olivero

    Revolutionize EV Safety: PACT® & BS Technics Join Forces to Tackle Lithium-Ion Battery Fires

    In the fast-paced realm of electric vehicles (EVs), the push for innovation doesn’t just mean enhancing performance or extending range; it also means ensuring safety. A recent partnership between Packaging And Crating Technologies (PACT®) and BS Technics is poised to revolutionize EV safety standards, particularly in combating the alarming occurrence of lithium-ion battery fires.

    According to the National Transportation Safety Board, over 4,000 electric cars ignite each year due to thermal runaway (TR), a perilous state where lithium-ion battery cells spiral into uncontrollable self-heating, often leading to catastrophic explosions. The magnitude of this issue is staggering, with 611 injuries and 115 fatalities reported in the US alone last year.

    Enter PACT®. Led by Rodger Mort, the company developed PACT Thermo ShieldTM, a groundbreaking solution designed to prevent TR by swiftly cooling the package’s internal environment while limiting oxygen exposure. This lightweight, pleated paper with a non-toxic moisture vapor application acts as a formidable barrier, containing temperatures upwards of 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit and shielding surrounding areas from extensive damage.

    PACT® didn’t stop there. Recognizing the unique challenges posed by EV batteries, they introduced the TR SleeveTM, a specialized product wrapped around each battery cell to halt TR propagation and serve as a heat and flame barrier. These innovations have undergone rigorous testing and are the only products to meet proposed safety standards for shipping lithium-ion batteries via land, sea, and air.

    The groundbreaking potential of PACT®’s solutions caught the attention of South Korea-based BS Technics, a leader in thermal interface materials and customized products for the EV battery industry. Their collaborative efforts promise to reconcile diverse manufacturing processes and elevate safety standards globally.

    Jennifer Kim, Director of Sales and Marketing at BS Technics, emphasizes the importance of sustainability, a core focus shared by both companies. The eco-friendly and recyclable nature of PACT®’s products aligns seamlessly with BS Technics’ Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) framework, amplifying their joint commitment to a greener future.

    “We’re thrilled to introduce PACT Thermo ShieldTM to our clients and prospective customers,” says Kim. “Together, we aim to eliminate EV battery fires and establish a new standard of safety in the electromobility landscape.”

    This partnership represents more than just a collaboration; it’s a stride towards a safer, more sustainable future for electric vehicles. As the demand for EVs continues to surge, innovations like those from PACT® and BS Technics are not just commendable but necessary for shaping a world where electric mobility is synonymous with safety and responsibility.


    For more information about PACT® and its innovative product line, visit PACT Thermo ShieldTM. Explore BS Technics at Bespoke Planet.

    Tina Olivero

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