The vehicle industry today is under an ultimate revolution. There are already many, and will soon be much more EV and semi-auto cars running on the road. Eventually a variety of power-train systems will emerge, including hydrogen fuel cells and fully autonomous vehicles, all of which will integrate more electronics into vehicles. The trend of the vehicle industry is connectivity, electrification, reliability, safety and flexibility, as well as the increasing complexity of applications. Future technologies of vehicles will focus on green materials (halogen-free and non-ionic), flame retardancy (FR), EMI shielding, integrated electronics, waterproof electronics, thermal management systems, metal / plastic bonding technologies and advanced composites.

For example, as to EV, longer mileage means greater battery capacity. When charging with 800 volts, 80% of the charge should be completed in 20 minutes, which is an acceptable waiting time for consumers. However, battery quality and charging risks become an issue.

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Another example concerning EV is fire retardant materials. The FR index defines escaping time, the time between door open and getting off the car. There are currently no regulations requiring the use of flame retardant materials in vehicles. However, with the extensive use of high-power electronic equipment, and the popularization of high voltage electrical system and unattended charging technology, there must be more requirements on vehicle fire retardancy.

All these result in a critical requirement of vehicle materials. TOPOLO is dedicated in the study and production of CFRT material mainly for the vehicle industry. The products can be used as cargo bike container panels and reefer trailer panels.

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