Press Release Summary:
- Two-part, room temperature platinum cure, self-blowing silicone foam creates closed-cell structure
- Provides protection from moisture, debris, vibration and shock for electronic components and EV battery packs
- Ideal where low smoke, flame and toxicity are required
Original Press Release:
The CHT Group Launches New Silicone Foam for Electronics and EV Battery Packs
Richmond, VA (Jan 2022) -- The CHT Group is introducing a new silicone foam during IPC APEX Expo, taking place on January 25-27th in San Diego, CA. CHT’s SilSo Lite 21025 is a two-part, room temperature platinum cure, self-blowing silicone foam which creates a closed-cell structure.
CHT’s SilSo Lite 21025 meets criteria to reduce weight -- as well as mitigate thermal runaway and provide protection from moisture, debris, vibration and shock for electronic components and EV battery packs. This silicone foam is also ideal where low smoke, flame and toxicity are required.
“The new, high performance lightweight silicone materials being developed by CHT will help drive innovation across many markets and applications that utilize these materials,” stated Phil McDermott, Chief Technology Officer at CHT USA. “These materials are designed to meet challenging performance criteria while keeping sustainability as a key design factor."
The SilSo Lite 21025 is designed as a liquid system with a 1:1 mix ratio and low viscosity, enabling easy dispensing either by cartridge or automated mixing machine.
This silicone foam’s fast gel time will help increase production throughput and features primerless adhesion to a variety of substrates. Additionally, improved adhesion can be achieved by using one of CHT’s recommended primers. SilSo Lite 21025 will expand 2-3 times its liquid volume and will reach full cure in about 10 minutes.
Addressing safety requirements, SilSo Lite 21025 exhibits excellent flame retardancy which will help mitigate a thermal runaway event. Independent testing is in progress to certify that SilSo Lite 21025 meets the UL 94 V-0 rating.
Product demonstrations will take place at booth #1316:
- Tuesday, January 25th at 2:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 26th, at 2:00 p.m.
About the CHT Group
The CHT Group is a global player for specialty chemicals and active worldwide in development, production and sales. CHT Germany GmbH in Tübingen is the headquarters of the group of companies which focuses on sustainable chemical products and process solutions.
TEXTILE SOLUTIONS of CHT improve the quality, functionality as well as look and purity of textiles and optimise their manufacturing processes.
In the fields of silicones, building materials, paints, coatings, paper, agrochemicals as well as cleaning and care products innovative products and process solutions are provided by INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS.
By combining the strengths of the complete group further innovative products, applications or processes are continually developed and vast technical support is offered within the SCIENCE & SERVICE SOLUTIONS. Highly qualified specialists work in state-of-the art laboratories for development, analytics and application technique in order to work out ideas and solutions that meet the latest requirements.
The CHT Group with its own production and sales locations is represented by more than 27 companies worldwide. In the financial year 2019, the CHT Group generated a group turnover of 535 million Euro with around 2,200 employees.
For more information, please visit us at www.cht.com