Quantum Copper polymer solutions will be synergistic with existing fire-retardant solutions and may be used as coatings. This means that the polymer flame retardants may add to new forms of innovative solutions for emerging needs in various verticals
Easy to use
Efficient barrier to oxygen
May be used to modify and upgrade existing fire-retardant systems.
Suppression of toxic and flammable volatiles
Prolongs structural integrity
Environmentally friendly compared with existing FR solutions
Technologies with heat dissipation & fire-retardant capabilities is being developed worldwide. Current solutions to lower fire risk include the use of materials with fire-retardant capabilities.
Unfortunately, most of the solutions available have drawbacks:
Harming the environment – especially soil and water
Poisonous to people – which includes adverse health effects
Limited effectiveness in preventing fire
Quantum Connector has partnered with a team of scientists at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and at University of Liege , University of California to develop environmentally friendly Advanced Copper Connector polymer solutions ..
Using this polymer as a coating which may be layered on any surface, the polymer may be used in:
It may be used to enhance the fire retardancy properties of other industrial polymer composites as an additive. Our studies have shown that Quantum Copper polymer additives may create an effective retardant barrier, slowing initial burning and preventing re-ignition.
Copper Connectors on LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Fire-retardant is introduced in Lithium-ion batteries by using current collectors made of polymer mixed with fire-retardant then coated with
copper or aluminum. Fire safety is much improved as the current collectors self-extinguish if a fire is started. The resulting batteries are
also lighter, beneficial for EV vehicles and stand-alone storage.
Current collectors are built using polymer mixed with fire-retardant, then coated with Cu or Al. The resulting current collectors provide superior fire safety as the current collectors self-extinguish if ever a afire is started.
Electrical properties through the thin Cu/Al coating provide similar if not better performance in terms of charging/discharging and storage capacity. Compared to commercially available current collectors using Cu/Al film, dead weights are lessened resulting in lighter current collectors by 16-20%. The lighter weight translates to lighter batteries, which is beneficial to EV vehicles, as well as stand-alone storage.
The polymer/fire-retardant is encapsulated in the Cu/Al coating. Any negative reaction between the current collectors and the electrolyte is avoided.