As the market for reliable electronics has grown over the past two decades, so too has the need for materials that can protect these components under the diverse and demanding conditions in which they must function. One materials technology has emerged that's ideally suited to the task: silicones.
In electronics applications, silicones are specifically designed and formulated to function as:
Durable dielectric insulation
Stress-relieving shock and vibration absorbers over a very wide temperature/humidity range
Barriers against environmental contamination
Thermal management materials
Silicones are resistant to extreme temperatures and moisture, ozone, and ultraviolet degradation. Special silicone formulations can also provide enhanced chemical stability and resistance. And their pliable elastomer or gel-like forms contribute to their ability to provide stress relief during mechanical or thermal shock.
Dow Corning offers the industry's broadest line of silicone protective materials for electronic modules, connectors, and sensors. All are formulated for rapid assembly and available in a variety of cure systems, including solventless products to enhance regulatory compliance.