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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?

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    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.

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Press Release

Nov 4, 2021

ESI Automotive exhibited at European EV and Hybrid 2021

(Waterbury, CT, USA) – November 4, 2021 - At this year’s Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo and Battery Show, ESI Automotive will showcase how new technologies, such as silver sintering can help automotive OEMs achieve up to six times greater thermal conductivity of a die bond in the inverter of an electric vehicle. The event takes place from November 30 – December 2 at the Messe Stuttgart, Germany.


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ESI Automotive, a major innovation provider, works closely with global automotive OEMs. The company will demonstrate how this sixfold conductivity increase is enabled by ALPHA® Argomax® silver sintering technology at Booth 4-336.

Element Solutions Inc acquired the HK Wentworth Group and its Electrolube brand earlier this year. The Electrolube brand adds value to ESI Automotive’s rich portfolio, thanks to its cutting-edge thermal management solutions. Electrolube will be featured on the booth, addressing thermal management solutions with a spotlight on GF600 gap filler. 

Working with ESI Automotive, OEMs can now access the broadest range of materials such as silver sintering materials, gap fillers, phase change materials, thermal pastes, thermally conductive encapsulation resins, and surface coatings among others. Across this extensive portfolio of technologies, ESI Automotive is helping vehicle OEMs reduce the risk of field failures through the development of an enhanced and more reliable final product to take to the market. 

Chris Klok

Chris Klok, director of vehicle electrification at ESI Automotive, explained: “Through the breadth of ESI Automotive, we are working with OEMs to view their designs and components at a systems level. This enables us to help them enjoy gains in range, power and reliability, through innovative technologies like silver sintering die attach for inverters and thermal management solutions for battery packs. 

“Thermal conductivity is one area where this can make a real difference and is critical for EV, since electric vehicles are more efficient if thermal conductivity in the electric powertrain is improved. ESI Automotive research has shown that silver sintering alone can produce a bulk silver bond with a melting point of 962°C and extremely high thermal conductivity, in the range of 200-300 W/m.K, compared to 26-55 W/m.K for solders.” 

Chris Klok added: “As global regulations driven by climate change are pushing OEMs down the EV route and all major manufacturers are embracing vehicle electrification options, it is necessary to view traditional production lines from a systems level and identify where improvements can be made. In-creasing vehicle range, power and reliability remains a key challenge that OEMs are working hard to overcome. At this year’s European Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo and Battery Show, we’re looking forward to revealing how our acquisition of the Electrolube brand earlier this year puts us in an even stronger position to partner with OEMs and achieve these goals.”

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About ESI Automotive 
ESI Automotive provides systems-level engineering solutions for the automotive industry. Established in 2019 but built on the 60-year legacy of associated brands MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions and MacDermid Alpha Electronic Solutions, ESI Automotive partners with OEMs to provide cutting-edge solutions in advanced circuitry, joining materials, hardcoated films, and surface finishing technology. 

ESI Automotive’s solutions in these areas are helping automotive OEMs tackle some of the biggest challenges in EV design and production, such as range, reliability, performance, and cost.