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Thermal Interface - Wet Dispensed

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Specialty Materials

Certain applications are uniquely demanding and require specialized properties of thermally conductive materials.

Low or Controlled Volatility Materials

In some applications, low molecular weight volatiles from thermally conductive materials can result in problems. This can range from volatiles re-condensing onto surfaces that negatively impact adhesion or fogging optical sensors or can lead to decomposition of volatiles under high voltage or high temperature conditions.  For these cases, special low volatility intermediates are used to formulate Dow Corning’s low volatility products. 

Flame Resistance

The materials used in certain applications are required to meet special criteria such as those from Underwriters Laboratories for flammability. There are thermally conductive materials, which possess a UL 94V or HB flammability classification.

Controlled Bondline Thickness Materials

In some applications it is necessary to maintain a specific bondline thickness to avoid components being misaligned or to avoid squeezing all the material out of a joint if too much pressure is applied when placing a device onto a substrate. For these applications Dow Corning can supply thermally conductive materials containing rigid spacer beads.


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  1. Thermal Interface Materials Tutorial

  2. You Don't Have To Do It Alone!

  3. Why is Heat Bad for Electronic Devices?

  4. Types of Wet Dispensed Thermal Interface Materials

  5. Types of Fabricated Films and Pad Thermal Interface Materials

  6. Key Characteristics – Wet Dispensed Thermal Interface Materials

  7. Key Characteristics – Fabricated Pad and Film Thermal Interface Materials

  8. Potential Applications for Thermal Interface Materials

  9. Testing considerations

  10. Specialty Materials

  11. Basics of Processing for Wet Dispensed Thermal Interface Materials

  12. Curing of Wet Dispensed Thermal Interface Materials

  13. Basics of Processing for Fabricated Films and Pads

  14. Packaging and Storage Considerations

  15. Tell Us What You Need

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