Thermal, Thermal, Thermal

At NEDC our products are constantly evolving. As thermal management becomes a priority in ever smaller electronics, thermal management die-cut products become an even bigger part of our product line up. Some of our products include saving heat, but most of our products are trying to do the opposite- remove heat. With that said, I thought I’d write a blog that includes some of our core products that remove heat from applications. 

Gap Pads/Thermally Conductive Silicone Sponge

Frozen Epoxy Films

Epoxy Adhesive Preforms are a high-growth market. Many of these films are required to be stored either frozen or at refrigeration temperatures. At NEDC, we convert these materials with die-cutting or laser-cutting machines. These films nearly always offer thermal conductivity, but can also offer electrical conductivity, additional reinforcement, mil-spec requirements, and more. Henkel seems to have all of these bases covered with a variety of films:

-Electrically Conductivity (Ablefilm®  5025E, ECF561E, CF3350, etc.)

-Additional Reinforcement (561, 561K, 5020K, etc.)

-Mil Spec Requirements MIL-STD-883, Method 5011(Ablefilm® 5025E, 5020K)

Thermal Pads

We talk about thermal pads constantly at NEDC. This is because they are increasingly relevant for thermal management globally. Similar as above Henkel seems to offer a thermal solution for just about everything. Their thermal pad offering is a large library of pads that can offer different properties for different applications: 

-Non Electrically Insulating(QPad II, QPad III, etc.)

-High Thermal Conductivity Requirements(GPHC5.0, GP5000S35, GP7000ULM, etc.)

-Silicone Free(GP3004SF, GP2200SF, GP1000SF, GP2000SF, etc.)

-Bonding Applications(Bond-Ply)

-Thin Gaps & Thicker Gaps

-Highly Durable Situations(GP1000HD)

-Low Pressure applications(GP3500ULM, GP6000ULM, GP7000ULM, etc.)

-High Pressure(Sil-Pad, Poly-Pad, etc.)

Silicone Sponge

Normally silicone sponge rubber is a great thermal insulator, meaning its use to keep heat inside products instead of removing heat. However, Saint Gobain Performance Plastics(SGPP) makes a thermally conductive silicone sponge called Thermacool®  R10404 Silicone Sponge. This closed cell silicone sponge is a gap-filling material that is electrically isolative that is offered in thicknesses from .031’’ to .250’’. It comes in a cool, light green color.

NEDC uses different machines to convert the above materials into custom shapes, including waterjet cutting, die cutting, and laser cutting machines. For more information on thermally conductive products, or you believe you have an application that could utilize these products, please contact sales@nedc.com

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