On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

Adhesives and the Future of Battery Designs


Automotive powertrain design is gaining traction in fully electric vehicles, and adhesives are offering impressive benefits and opportunities for advancement. Adhesive bonding also provides significant advantages for EV battery assembly by contributing to lean manufacturing processes, improved long-term durability, and crash resistance. Adhesives also contribute to improved thermal conductivity, faster charging processes, and durability – all of which help improve driving comfort and customer experience.

This 30-minute Webinar examines how adhesives can help advance the following:

  • Different battery designs (cylindrical, pouch, and prismatic)
  • Reduction of battery design complexity with new designs (cell to module and cell to pack)
  • Readiness for the future (cell to chassis and cell to body)

The Webinar also includes real-life examples and a question-and-answer session.


Stefan Schmatloch, Ph.D., Head of Technology, Mobility & Materials, DuPont

Dr. Stefan Schmatloch, Head of Technology at DuPont Mobility & Materials, brings more than 15 years of automotive industry experience, management and leadership skills to drive the development and launch of differentiated adhesive technologies for applications in the mobility and particularly e-mobility industries. Stefan has held positions in R&D, technical service, and sales functions. He holds more than 15 granted patents and has written 30-plus internal publications and 30-plus externally published scientific papers, articles, and conference proceedings. He and his teams have been awarded numerous internationally recognized awards, including the Meyer Galow award (GDCH) in 2015, R&D 100 awards in 2016 and 2018, and the Edison Award in 2020 and 2021. Stefan graduated from IMD and the Wharton School in marketing, finance, and executive leadership. He has a Ph.D. in metal-organic chemistry from the University of Regensburg, Germany, and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. In addition, he was an assistant teacher for polymer chemistry at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.


Lisa Arrigo, Editor, SAE Media Group

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