Thermal adhesives are conductive materials designed to manage heat and provide an effective bond in electronics. P-THERM® thermal adhesives offer a thin solution for compact designs. Our conductive acrylic adhesives can be constructed with supports including aluminum foil, polyester and fiberglass.
Conductive adhesives form reliable and long-lasting bonds between heat-producing surfaces and heat sinks. Adhesives are a very cost-effective and efficient solution for manufacturing electronics. While the primary function of P-THERM® adhesives is to dissipate heat, the secondary characteristics may benefit a number of manufacturing and design goals. High bonding strength and high temperature resistance ensures durability and provides shock absorption. With a wide range of variations, Polymer Science helps companies determine the best products to suit production needs.
When considering design, P-THERM® thermal adhesives save space within housings. Eliminating the space required by mechanical fasteners like screws and clips, adhesives also create a stronger bond than some other thermally conductive materials. Manufacturing processes may be enhanced as well. Applications can be automated to expedite assembly of electronics. Although adhesives are some of the most affordable heat management materials, their strength, high conductivity and overall reliability greatly benefit many electronics.
Polymer Science offers a number of low profile supports including aluminum foil, fiberglass and polyester. Variations include single coated thermal tape and double coated thermal tape made from thermally conductive acrylic. Each P-THERM® adhesive has unique benefits including a range of temperature resistance, thicknesses and low VOC options. Our team is very responsive to find the ideal thermal management material to suit your needs.
Thermal management materials are necessary throughout computers to protect components. As designs continue to become more compact, heat dissipation must be achieved through less materials and reduced spaces. Thermal adhesives may benefit these requirements and help to reduce overall weight within electronic devices.
Dissipating heat in smartphone designs relies on using the optimal thermal management materials. Conductive adhesives help to keep sensitive components operating at ideal temperatures. Within mobile devices, conductive adhesives eliminate mechanical bonds like screws and provide strong, shock absorbing bonds.
Most mobile device housings have become increasingly smaller. The demands on the performance and durability of tablets and other handheld electronics continue to rise. This dichotomy requires manufacturers to evaluate the best methods to dissipate heat. Materials like Polymer Science’s P-THERM® adhesives benefit many applications where an efficient, lightweight and cost-effective conductive solution is needed.
Navigation & Infotainment Systems
Computer devices within electric vehicles and traditional vehicles are more ubiquitous than ever before. Reducing size and weight of navigation & infotainment systems benefits the overall performance of many vehicles. P-THERM® adhesives offer strong, durable bonds and effectively dissipate heat within these devices. Conductive adhesives require less material than other thermal management materials without sacrificing performance.