Coolant Producers

Many eyes at lube and additive companies are focused on thermal management fluids as an emerging segment. Many of the current crop of EV coolants were developed for internal combustion engines and were further optimized for EVs. But development is shifting toward EV-specific products that can meet the demands of the e-mobility future.

Belgian company Arteco launched Freecor EV Multi 10, its multifunctional coolant for EVs in April 2023 for e-motors, power electronics, batteries and all other components in BEVs and hybrids.

In the same month, the company launched its Zitrec EC range of heat transfer fluids designed for electronics and data center cooling. Zitrec is a direct-to-chip coolant for optimal performance and efficiency, enabling components to operate at higher speeds without the risk of overheating.

BASF’s Glysantin launched a battery coolant specifically developed for indirectly cooled systems and for higher reliability and safety, into the Chinese automotive aftermarket. Glysantin the is a ready-to-use coolant, in addition to well-known protection, offers low electrical conductivity and maintains low and stable currents when exposed to a voltage source. 

Glysantin was patented by German chemical company BASF in 1929 and is the world’s first engine coolant. With the latest product innovation, the company now specifically targets BEVs.

Castrol’s ON and EV propulsion specialist Sprint Power will jointly develop ultra-fast battery packs using Castrol’s ON EV thermal fluid as the coolant. The collaboration follows Castrol’s announcement that it will build a new EV battery test center, further cementing the company’s commitment to e-mobility.  

Liquid Moly
Battery Coolant EV 200 is Liquid Moly’s ready-to-use indirect battery cooling fluid. The fluid contains organic acid and corrosion inhibitors to extend service life. Flux inhibitors prevent damage caused by flux residues in the cooling system, and reduces hydrogen in the system that and lead to hydrolysis. The product is intended for indirect battery cooling systems that require reduced conductivity. The product is aimed at Korean OEMs.

Novec direct contact cooling for battery systems.