Press Release Summary:
Silicone-based material, TC-2030, features thermal conductivity (2.7 W/mK) and elastomeric properties that lend to long-term reliability after aging. A/B system adheres to various substrates, including anodized or cast aluminum, tin-plated copper, and PCBs, and can be applied by dispenser after 2-part formulation is mixed. Areas of use include automotive electronics, LED assembly, and computers.
Original Press Release:
Dow Corning Electronics Introduces New High-Performance DOW CORNING(R) TC-2030 Thermally Conductive Adhesive for Diverse Electronics Markets
New Silicone-Based Material Offers Outstanding Thermal Performance, Adhesion and Stability After Aging
MIDLAND, Mich., Dec. 9 -- Dow Corning Corporation's Electronics group today announced the worldwide availability of its DOW CORNING(R) TC-2030 A&B Thermally Conductive Adhesive for use in automotive electronics, LED assembly and in the computer market. TC-2030 offers outstanding thermal conductivity and excellent elastomeric properties after aging, providing long-term reliability. Good adhesion to various substrates, such as anodized or cast aluminum, tin-plated copper and printed circuit boards, make this material well suited for use across a wide variety of electronics markets.
TC-2030's thermal conductivity of 2.7 W/mK is higher than traditional thermally conductive adhesives. With a viscosity of 190 Pa.s, it also offers good dispensing characteristics and can be easily applied by a dispenser after the two-part formulation is mixed.
"The introduction of TC-2030 expands Dow Corning's line of thermally conductive adhesive products to meet a wider range of customer needs," said Rogier Reinders, Dow Corning's global automotive marketing leader. "Dow Corning has been using field-proven fillers to achieve new levels of loading, rheology and bondline control with a resulting step change increase in thermal performance and stability after aging. The electronics market has shown a need for improved heat dissipation in printed circuit board applications with high power components. Dow Corning's high thermal conductivity TC-2030 provides manufacturers with a viable option to address this need."
For more information on Dow Corning Electronics Group's full range of materials and services, visit http://www.dowcorning.com/content/etronics/land.asp?Wt.mc_id=310001.
About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (www.dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones (http://www.dowcorning.com/content/discover), silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services through the Dow Corning(R) and XIAMETER(R) brands (http://www.xiameter.com/main.asp). Dow Corning is a joint venture equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) and Corning, Incorporated (NYSE: GLW). More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States.