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  • Meeting directives, such as ELV REACh and RoHS continues to be essential requirements. QPS delivers on all of these needs. QPS complies with the conditions set forth in the ISO 9001: 2015.


    QPS helps automotive engineers to specify the right products in a sustainable world. The steady evolution of the program has enabled many global OEM’s to specify ever-higher performance standards and represents:

    • Approved applicators: Applying these products to a common audited standard ensures the same coating performance throughout the applicator base.
    • High performance: Exceeding the high demands for corrosion resistance and exceptionally consistent torque and tension characteristics.
    • Global consistency: Wherever ZinKlad, DecoKlad or XMAPP standards are applied, applicators know they are using the same high-performance products.

    What do we do?

    QPS flow chart

    We supply and develop QPS standards that meet and exceed OEM specifications. We validate applicators processes by conducting audits, carrying out inspections and testing the production output to make sure they meet pre-defined QPS standards and agreed technical requirements.

    We monitor and report results on a global scale to be able to service and continuously improve performance. 

    Why do we do what we do?

    We believe that we are able to assure a global consistent performance at a local level meeting the global OEM requirements with a select number of world class applicators.

    How do we do what we do?

    ESI Automotive has developed a unique Quality Performance System called QPS that tackles the challenges for high-performance automotive coatings. OEM’s can be confident that the same coatings and consistent performance are available worldwide.

Electric vehicle range

Improve electric vehicle range without increasing the battery content by using silver sinter technology

Silver sintering technology increases the efficiency of the electric powertrain compared to conventional die attach methods, giving car manufacturers the option to either increase the range without changing the battery content or to lower the cost and weight without reducing the range.

In electric vehicles there is a clear trade-off: increased range requires larger battery capacity, but larger battery packs of course increase the weight of the vehicle – which in turn reduces the range. Clearly, improving electric vehicle powertrain efficiency is absolutely vital, so we can optimize the range of the car.  

Silver sinter technology enables the creation of more efficient inverters; compared to conventional die attach technology silver sintering reduces the cumulative thermal resistance through the power semiconductors by over 10%.  This even improves over time with power cycling; as assembled, after initial processing, a typical sintered silver interconnection has a bulk density of approximately 85%. After over 350,000 power cycles the density increases to in excess of 94%, further reducing the thermal resistance of the interconnections.