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Main applications and usages for hydrogen fuel cell technology 

Syensqo solutions are driving green hydrogen fuel cell design. Our high-performance materials for proton exchange membrane (PEM) hydrogen fuel cell technology are found all throughout the membrane electrode assembly (MEA), fuel cell stack and auxiliary systems (balance of plant). 


Membrane electrode assembly (MEA)

For the membrane electrode assembly, we offer Aquivion®, based on a chemically stabilized, ion-conducting polymer that exhibits superior durability. This versatile material is suitable for both the membrane as well as the catalyst binders.  

Fuel cell stack

The fuel cell stack refers to applications within the stack itself, including bipolar plates, sub-gaskets, sealing, endplates and media distribution. For instance, for fuel cell components that need to be lightweight and easy to manufacture, we offer Ryton® PPS and  Amodel® PPA  for endplates, Radel® PPSU for sub-gaskets and  Torlon® PAI  for bipolar plate coatings, all of which facilitate serial production requirements and offer good resistance properties.  

Balance of plant (BoP)

Balance of plant refers to the hydrogen fuel cell components and supporting auxiliary systems involved in the supply of air and hydrogen, and in thermal management to the fuel cell stack. Our product portfolio includes Amodel® PPA and Ryton® PPS, both of which ensure excellent performance within the hydrogen fuel cell system in applications such as water pumps, thermostatic multi-flow valves, knock-off valves, hydrogen injection components and electric motors. Additionally, Ryton® PPS offers thermal, mechanical, dimensional and chemical stability for fuel cell system components such as valves and hydrogen loop tubes.