Conductive Molding Compounds in Fuel Cell and Battery Applications

June 16, 2021 |

As the global fuel cell and flow battery markets continue to grow, conductive bulk molding compounds (BMC) will play an important role in bipolar plate applications used in these technologies.

A bipolar plate is a multi-functional component within the cell stack, bringing demanding requirements and challenges during application use. From addressing complex geometries to the reduction of secondary operations, conductive BMC is quickly becoming an alternative to traditional materials. In this webinar, LyondellBasell will explore how the material is made, processed into bipolar plates and compared to other commercial materials.


  • General overview of what a bipolar plate is and where it is used
  • A review of conductive BMC manufacturing
  • A glance into how conductive BMC is processed into bipolar plates
  • Conductive BMC property summary in bipolar plates
  • The advantages and disadvantages of conductive BMC in bipolar plates

Presenter 1:

Mike Kiesel

New Business Development Manager - Energy

Mike Kiesel is a graduate of Ferris State University (Big Rapids, Mich.) and has 33 years of experience in the plastics industry with 29 years in thermoset composite materials. Mike has held several positions over the years including quality, manufacturing, engineering and commercial roles. Through the acquisition of A. Schulman (which included Quantum Composites Inc.), Mike now holds the position of new business development manager for the energy market within the Engineered Composites Division of LyondellBasell.

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