Development of New Bi-Polar Plates Based on Electrically Conductive Filled Polymers for PEMFC

  1. Dr. K. Grassie3,
  2. Prof. Dr. E. Teuckhoff4,
  3. Prof. Dr. G. Wegner5,
  4. Prof. Dr. J. Hausselt6 and
  5. Prof. Dr. H. Hanselka7
  1. F. Jousse1,
  2. J. F. Salas1,
  3. F. Giroud1,
  4. B. Icard2,
  5. J. Y. Laurent2 and
  6. P. Serre Combe2

Published Online: 27 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607420.ch31

Functional Materials, Volume 13

Functional Materials, Volume 13

How to Cite

Jousse, F., Salas, J. F., Giroud, F., Icard, B., Laurent, J. Y. and Serre Combe, P. (2000) Development of New Bi-Polar Plates Based on Electrically Conductive Filled Polymers for PEMFC, in Functional Materials, Volume 13 (eds K. Grassie, E. Teuckhoff, G. Wegner, J. Hausselt and H. Hanselka), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607420.ch31

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Philips Forschungslaboratorium, Postfach 500145, 52085 Aachen, Germany

  2. 4

    Siemens AG, Postfach 3240, 91050 Erlangen, Germany

  3. 5

    Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Ackermannweg 10, 55128 Mainz, Germany

  4. 6

    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Postfach 3640, 76201 Karlsruhe, Germany

  5. 7

    Institut für Mechanik, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Universitätsplatz 2, 39160 Magdeburg, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    C.E.A. / Le Ripault, Monts, France

  2. 2

    C.E.A., Grenoble, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302543

Online ISBN: 9783527607426



  • functional materials;
  • bi-polar plates based on carbon fibres and phenolic resin;
  • development;
  • electrically conductive filled polymers;
  • molding


Recently, we have noticed the work of T.M. Besmann [1] on the manufacturing of bi-polar plates based on carbon fibres and phenolic resin, processed by pyrolysis and densification on surface by a Chemical Vapour Infiltration process. However, this kind of process seems too expensive and complex for the needs of the road electric transportation industry.

Organic composites based on conductive chemical resistant fillers and processed by molding could be an alternative solution. Bi-polar plates requirements can be achieved by controlling and optimising experimental parameters such as the nature and morphology of fillers, the resin characteristics, and the process conditions. To avoid corrosion of the composite material, and then, the contamination of the cell, we have selected non metallic fillers, based on graphite or carbon black.