Electrolube Launches New Generation of Encapsulation Resins at Productronica India


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Global electro-chemicals manufacturer, Electrolube, will showcase a new era of encapsulation resins at Productronica India, which will be held on September 22–23, 2016 at the International Exhibition Centre, Bangalore, India. Electrolube’s epoxy resin portfolio includes a variety of clear, white and black single- and two-part products with a host of useful properties to meet most requirements from potting and sealing to dipping, including exceptional electrical and thermal characteristics, flame retardancy and resistance to chemicals and fuels. 

The company will launch their latest epoxy and polyurethane resin solutions in Hall 3, Stand 3175. Electrolube’s newest epoxy resin ER2224 is a modified formulation of the company’s ER4001 thermally conductive epoxy resin system, which offers an improved method of cure and subsequent health and safety benefits for the user. ER2224 resin is particularly suited to automotive applications (for both traditional and electric power train types) that generally require high thermal conductivity and good thermal cycling performance. The new resin is also ideal for use in LED lighting units where it helps to promote heat dissipation and prolong unit service life. 

Two new polyurethane resins will also be launched at Productronica India, which are specifically aimed at helping LED lighting manufacturers provide environmental protection for their products. Electrolube's polyurethane resins come in white, black, blue, clear straw, hazy/cloudy and optically clear formulations and, in common with the epoxy range, offer a host of properties to meet the needs of high-temperature environments and those exposed to chemical contamination, mechanical stress or shock and moisture ingress. These products have seen overwhelming success with the Indian market and Electrolube is delighted to have developed 2 further products for this market that will help LED manufacturers provide even greater performance combined with environmental protection.

The new polyurethane UR5638 is a tougher and low exotherm version of its 5634 product, providing a clear, transparent finish. The low exotherm of the UR5638 resin makes it particularly suitable for applications involving the encapsulation of larger LED lighting units. It is an aliphatic polymer offering superior UV stability as well as excellent transmission of visible light, making it an ideal resin for white light LEDs.

UR5639 is the second new polyurethane resin to be showcased at the show. UR5639 is a low exotherm, low viscosity, low hardness, flexible, clear/transparent resin designed for encapsulating a variety of electrical components, but particularly LEDs. The level of flexibility achieved by the cured resin means that the connecting legs of components are not placed under high levels of stress during the cure. 

As with some types of polyurethane resin, optically clear silicone resins, such as Electrolube's SC3001, have superior resistance to UV light, and have been shown to maintain their clarity throughout rigorous laboratory exposure testing regimes. This well-documented UV resistance makes them ideal for LED applications where resin colour stability is important to achieving minimal colour temperature shift of the LED lighting unit itself. 

If you would like to learn more about Electrolube’s new resin products or learn more about how Electrolube can develop solutions to meet your specific needs, please visit the Electrolube team of experts in Hall 3, Stand 3175 at Productronica India. 

About Electrolube

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.

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