Stuttgart, Germany — Dow Corning has introduced two thermally conductive adhesives developed to enable design of more compact, reliable and higher performing automotive electronics assemblies. The new silicone technologies include Dow Corning® TC-2030 Thermally Conductive Adhesive, the company's most advanced solution for traditional automotive electronics applications, and Dow Corning® TC-2035 Thermally Conductive Adhesive, a high-performance thermal interface material for high-heat automotive applications.
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The TC-2030 is described as the company's most advanced thermal management solution for standard automotive electronics. Formulated with field-proven thermally conductive fillers, it reduces thermal resistivity with a high thermal conductivity of 2.7 W/mK. A two-part, heat-cured silicone technology, the adhesive delivers a significant improvement in elongation performance for a material of such high thermal conductivity. Thus, it enables thermal interfaces that deliver full and effective contact to ensure stable performance over a module's expected lifetime. Delivering bond line thickness (BLT) of 130µm, this advanced technology is an excellent thermal interface material for high-power underhood electronic applications, such as power steering, antilock braking and electronic control modules.
The second adhesive, TC-2035, is intended for next-generation automotive applications, including power electronics for electric and hybrid electric vehicles. This cutting-edge material drastically reduces thermal resistivity by delivering excellent 3.3 W/mK thermal conductivity and BLT as low as 50µm. A two-part, heat-cured silicone, TC-2035 bonds reliably to a variety of thermal substrate types, including direct bonding copper, high-density interconnect, low-temperature co-fired ceramic and printed circuit board. Further, the material sustains reliable performance at temperatures reaching 200°C.
Contact: Dow Corning Corporation, 2200 W. Salzburg Rd., Midland, MI 48686-0994 989-496-4000 Web: http://www.dowcorning.com