Electronic Applications for Silicone
Silicone enables the development of
electronic devices that are easier to use and more powerful, versatile, and
Without silicone, many of the electronic innovations we take for granted
today might not exist.
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On the corner, colorful electronic billboards containing
high-brightness LEDs assembled and protected with silicones capture attention
while conserving energy. Read Silicones and
LEDs – paving the way to a brighter future.
In your car, silicones insulate and protect sensitive automotive
electronics that must perform in hot, harsh engine compartment
In your home, silicones are enabling a new generation of “thinking”
Did you know ... semiconductors – which are essential
components of virtually all electronic devices – are made from hyper-pure
silicon and protected by silicone!
Why silicone materials excel in electronics applications
- Silicones can be designed to be either electrically conducting or
- Silicones engineered to be thermally conductive have thermal management
capabilities that minimize heat build-up.
- Silicones can provide the optical clarity and light
transmittance required for many advanced photonic and LED
- Silicones offer the adhesion, flexibility, and resilience required to
seal and protect electronic devices from moisture, dust, and mechanical
stress caused by impact and vibration.
- Silicones resist heat and cold, thermal shock, oxidation, moisture,
chemicals, and ultraviolet radiation. This enables them to perform reliably
under harsh conditions.
- Silicones are more durable than many organic materials and perform
longer under certain conditions.
- Silicones have flowing, wetting, adhesion, and cure properties that help
speed and simplify processing. Plus many silicones are repairable, which
reduces scrap and waste.
Silicones give electronics designers and manufacturers incredible design
freedom and processing flexibility.
The proven performance of silicones can speed new product development.
The unique processing properties of silicones can increase productivity and
reduce manufacturing costs.
The improved reliability and service life of devices fabricated with
silicones make them the choice of consumers everywhere.
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advantages of silicones.
|Did you know ... silicone materials
permit lead-free solder processes that help electronics manufacturers comply
with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive (RoHS)!||
Versatile material options
Silicones for electronics come in many forms:
Optically clear resins for lens molding and conformal coating Coatings,
elastomers, and gels for protecting, potting, and encapsulating
Assembly sealants and adhesives
Fluids for removing fabricating process residues
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Did you know ... silicones can be hard or soft, flexible or
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