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Electrolube, part of HK Wentworth Ltd and an established manufacturer of electro-chemicals, has enhanced two of their most successful thermal management products to provide superior properties across a greater range of applications. The developments give customers greater choice and confidence in the efficacy and long-term performance of these new materials. The company will present the advanced new thermal management products in Hall A4 booth 466 at the upcoming Productronica 2015 Exhibition, which will be held in Munich, Germany, from November 10-13.
TCORP – Thermally Conductive RTV Plus
Electrolube has taken a highly effective product and made it even better: TCORP is a superior version of the company's TCOR single component, low-odour, room temperature vulcanization (RTV) silicone, which cures upon exposure to atmospheric moisture (oxime-cure). The thermal conductivity of the new formulation has been increased from 1.8W/m.K (TCOR) to 2.20W/m.K (TCORP).
TCORP is ideal for gap filling around components and power resistors to dissipate excess heat via heat sinks, and is very effective at preventing overheating and premature component failures. It is a multi-use product, as it can be used both as a sealant or gasketing compound, as well as a low bond strength thermal adhesive. TCORP has a wide operating temperature range (-50 to +230°C), making it a suitable contender for harsh automotive under-hood applications. TCORP is an ideal solution when thermal conductivity is a critical requirement for your application.
SCTP – Surface-Cure Thermal Paste
SCTP is a highly effective and efficient thermal interface material, designed to fill gaps that naturally exist between two metal surfaces placed one upon the other, dramatically improving the effective range of surface area for heat transfer.
One of the key properties of SCTP is that it does not set, remaining malleable when rework of components is required. The product is specifically designed to resist pump-out of the thermal interface layer from the bond line, ensuring minimal degradation of effective heat dissipation. It is especially suited to applications that are exposed to rapid and frequent changes in temperature, as such conditions are known to exaggerate the pump-out effect of standard thermal pastes. SCTP also has excellent thermal stability, resisting up to 200⁰C.
The physical application of SCTP couldn't be simpler; while the material can be applied using conventional industrial dispensing equipment, it can also be applied via screen/stencil printing directly onto the contact surfaces. In addition, SCTP does not contain any solvents and due to its ease of application, it is possible to apply very thin films, thus minimising the effects of thermal resistance at the interface and offering much greater stability over the lifetime of the device when compared to conventional heat transfer systems.
TCORP and SCTP join a host of advanced electro-chemical materials from the Electrolube range at this year's Productronica show. Visitors are welcome to join the technical team at the show to discuss their individual needs and gain expert, problem-solving advice.
Electrolube, a division of H.K. Wentworth Limited, is a leading manufacturer of specialist chemicals for electronics, automotive and industrial manufacturing. Core product groups include conformal coatings, contact lubricants, thermal management materials, cleaning solutions, encapsulation resins and maintenance and service aids.
The extensive range of electro-chemicals at Electrolube enables the company to offer a ‘complete solution’ to leading manufacturers of electronic, industrial and domestic devices, at all levels of the production process. Through collaboration and research, the company is continually developing new and environmentally friendly products for customers around the world and their commitment to developing ‘greener’ products has been endorsed by the ISO 14001 standard for the highly efficient Environmental Management System in place at the company.
Electrolube is represented in over 55 countries with an established network of subsidiaries and distributors. By offering genuine security of scale and a reliable supply chain, the company is able to deliver a truly tailored service.