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Our particular seal contribution to the fuel cell industry is to provide a best design with our fuel cell qualified materials that we manufacture for any development stage from small prototype volume to high volume production. Freudenberg meets these challenges with a variety of sealing solutions. Our comprehensive sealing portfolio includes loose gaskets (supported or unsupported) and integrated designs onto metal or graphite bipolar plates and softgoods such as GDL, MEA and MEA frame material.
The primary sealing functions are to prevent leakage of coolant and reactant gases and to compensate manufacturing tolerances with minimum line forces. Other important product features include ease of handling, assembly robustness, and durability.
Freudenberg has developed seal materials that meet all requirements of fuel cell environment and lifetime operation. For low temperature PEM and DMFC applications our silicone material, 40 FC-LSR100 or our superior polyolefin elastomer, 35 FC-PO100 are available. For higher operation temperatures up to 200°C we offer fluorocarbon rubber, 60 FC-FKM200.
Within the Freudenberg Group we have access to all relevant sealing know-how. This makes us well prepared for the PEM fuel cell industry.
Examples of our sealing solutions: