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QC Fire-Retardant Components: Enhancing Fire Safety in Lithium-Ion Batteries



Quantum Copper is an emerging global supplier of high-performing fire-retardant components for batteries, with a focus on lithium-ion batteries used in EVs, utilities, eVTOLS, electronics, wearables, and industrial applications. The company's solutions are based on halogen-free ionic polymers and are aimed at enhancing the fire safety of lithium-ion batteries. In this article, we will discuss the recent Phoenix warehouse fire and highlight the importance of fire prevention, without emphasizing that our product is better or safer when fires do occur.


Details on the Phoenix Warehouse Fire

On the morning of May 2, 2023, a fire broke out at a Phoenix warehouse, prompting a massive HAZMAT response from firefighters. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it is believed to have started in a lithium-ion battery. Phoenix Fire officials used a not often used strategy to battle the EV fire, which was successful in containing the fire and preventing it from spreading.

Importance of Fire Prevention

Fires caused by lithium-ion batteries are a serious concern, and the number of incidents has been increasing with the growing use of these batteries in various applications.

According to a report by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were an estimated 5,700 fires in the United States involving lithium-ion batteries between 2012 and 2018. These fires resulted in 195 injuries, 2 deaths, and $196 million in property damage.

The risks of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries are not only limited to property damage and injuries but also pose a threat to the environment. Lithium-ion batteries contain toxic materials that can leak into the environment in case of a fire, leading to serious environmental issues. Therefore, fire prevention is crucial when it comes to lithium-ion batteries, and the use of fire-retardant components can significantly reduce the risk of fires caused by these batteries.


Fire Retardant Components are Crucial

The risks of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries are not only limited to property damage and injuries but also pose a threat to the environment. Lithium-ion batteries contain toxic materials that can leak into the environment in case of a fire, leading to serious environmental issues. Therefore, fire prevention is crucial when it comes to lithium-ion batteries, and the use of fire-retardant components can significantly reduce the risk of fires caused by these batteries.


Quantum Copper's Fire-Retardant Components

Quantum Copper's fire-retardant components, such as separators, current collectors, and casings, are based on halogen-free ionic polymers, which offer several advantages over traditional halogen-based flame retardants.


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