P-SHIELD® Conductive Adhesives
P-SHIELD® conductive adhesives from Polymer Science provide a pathway for electrical current in shielding & grounding applications. Our engineers and designers control the conductivity of adhesives to suit manufacturing requirements.
Within compact and intricate designs, conductive adhesives are a high performance alternative to solder or mechanical fasteners. The heat produced by solder can cause problems in the manufacturing of compact electronics. When bonding components that are temperature sensitive, P-SHIELD® conductive adhesives improve performance, reduce production steps and accelerate production times. Adhesives ensure strong bonds, help dissipate heat and offer superior converting properties.
Polymer Science offers a range of P-SHIELD® conductive adhesives each with unique benefits. We offer pressure sensitive (PSA) and heat-activated (HA) options. Both PSA and heat-activated options provide excellent X, Y, Z axis conductivity. Generally, non-supported adhesives are only conductive in the Z-axis. Polymer Science offers adhesives with conductive fabric, film and foil to add X, Y conductivity. The formulation of these products are customizable including a variety of thicknesses and adhesion levels.
Many electronic devices benefit from multi-purpose materials. Conductive adhesives can be utilized for more than shielding. As manufacturers seek more eco-friendly lead-free alternatives to solder, conductive adhesives offer highly effective bonds, elongation, moisture resistance, chemical resistance and shock absorption. These qualities distinguish Polymer Science’s conductive adhesives as exceptionally durable for use with mobile devices and harsh environments including aerospace and the automotive industry.
P-SHIELD® Conductive Adhesives
Polymer Science P-SHIELD® conductive adhesives provide exceptional conductivity without solder. The reliable performance of conductive adhesives helps complex computer design evolve further.
Manufacturers of electronic devices, especially smartphones, demand increasing performance from shrinking designs. The primary function of conductive adhesives is to provide effective shielding, but multipurpose materials are highly coveted in compact designs. Conductive adhesives form strong bonds and add durability within smartphones by resisting moisture and chemicals within gaps.
Like other mobile devices, tablets need rugged, lightweight and durable solutions. Polymer Science products including foams, films and foils tapes suit these applications. Unsurprisingly, manufacturers depend on our P-SHIELD® conductive adhesives for shielding and P-THERM® materials for heat management within tablets.
Wearable devices, smart home products and the internet of things (IoT) require shielding and grounding solutions. Like so many other electronics, conductive adhesives from Polymer Science can be found within these devices. Withstanding the stresses and demands of rapid movement, drops, shocks and vibration, conductive adhesives protect components while shielding smart devices.
Navigation & Infotainment Systems
When the electronic industry began replacing lead soldering, the primary issue was the toxicity of lead. Conductive adhesives are an intelligent alternative because they offer a more eco-friendly option while lowering production costs, increasing durability and providing a level of protection to delicate components. Such is the case with navigation & infotainment systems which undergo stress and vibration. Sensitive components are bonded and shielded well by conductive adhesives.