What's happening at HITEK?
Cupcake Day 2021
17th June 2021
Today we have been fundraising for the thousands of people living with dementia and their families who rely on Alzheimer's Society for support, care and guidance. Our team have been busy baking for Cupcake Day to raise money for this great cause. With our bake sale, quizzes and games, we have managed to raise an amazing £125. Living with dementia at anytime brings challenges, but the coronavirus crisis has made daily life so much harder. With programs in place such as their lifeline support services, Alzheimer's Society ensures that no one has to face dementia alone. To read more about Cupcake Day and donate, please visit their website.
Cho-Bond 584-208 Raw Material Change
11th June 2021
Parker Chomerics are no longer able to procure a raw material that meets our viscosity requirements to manufacture Cho-Bond 208 conductive epoxy hardener. Fortunately, we have identified a new raw material, ensuring the continued production of our epoxy products which contain Cho-Bond 208. This material change will affect all the Cho-Bond 584-208 part numbers: 50-00-0584-0208 and 50-01-0584-0208. The new raw material is chemically and functionally similar to the original raw material used to make these products. Parker Chomerics has performed conformance testing on all Cho-Bond conductive epoxy systems using Cho-Bond 208 made with the new raw material and the testing results meet or exceed Parker Chomerics’ internal product specifications. However, we still recommend you qualify the new product in your applications. Parker Chomerics will begin manufacturing and shipping the Cho-Bond 208 with the new raw material starting on June 30, 2021.
Welcoming our Staff Back On-Site
17th May 2021
As Covid-19 restrictions begin to relax throughout the UK, we are happy to welcome our staff back to the office after working remotely for almost a year. We’re taking every measure to protect ourselves and our colleagues, such as wearing face coverings, maintaining social distancing, PVC screens separating desks and regular lateral flow tests. The impact of the pandemic on employee’s mental health has been a driving factor in the decision to return to our office. Isolation can have a detrimental effect on mental health and so returning to the office and regaining face-to-face (socially distanced) interactions with colleagues is imperative in combatting this.
Working as a team is fundamental to our workforce, which is why we are so glad to be able to reintroduce staff back in a controlled and safe way.
On Your Feet Britain 2021
29th April 2021
Today we are joining the nation to take a stand and improve office wellness and productivity by taking part in On Your Feet Britain. We are proud to be supporting Active Working and the Get Britain Standing campaign by finding simple ways to sit less and move more. A recent survey suggests that 45% of women and 37% of men spend less than 30 minutes a day up on their feet at work. Research suggests sedentary behaviour at the office increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease. It has also been associated with obesity and weight gain, a key risk factor for coronary heart disease. That's why today we can all benefit from getting involved and moving more.
Headline Sponsor for 2021 Alfa Romeo Championship
15th March 2021
This year HITEK Electronic Materials Ltd will be the headline sponsor for the 750 Motor Club Alfa Romeo Championship. This is their 40th consecutive year of racing. The HITEK Electronic Materials Alfa Romeo Championship (as it will be known this season) will be providing exciting high-quality racing for drivers and spectators as COVID restrictions ease. The Alfa Romeo Championship have a rich heritage of championship drivers, you can view their previous champions. This season will see the following drivers taking part in the races ahead. The Alfa Championship has 3 main championship classes: Modified, Power Trophy and the Twin Spark Cup. 8 different models raced with them in 2020, so variety is a big part of their Championship. The races take place at all the major UK circuits over 6 race weekends through the season with 12 races in total, as well as Alfa Romeos, they welcome Fiat, Abarth and Lancia models in 2 of their classes. If you would like to learn more, please take a look at their website.
We are Proud to Announce the Launch of our New Website!
1st March 2021
We have launched our new website. It encompasses an improved layout, revitalised look and will enable our customers to navigate to the information they require. We provide solutions to protect electronics from EMI/RF across a wide array of product ranges; EMI Shielding, Adhesives and Encapsulants, Thermal Management, Microwave Absorbers, Anti-Corrosion and Anti-Viral Materials. Offering our customers access to Technical Datasheets (TDS) and Material Safety Datasheets (MSDS) for further product information. Our Product pages now include Products, Applications and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help our customers to source the answer they need. If there are any further questions or enquiries, website visitors can contact us via our contact us page or live chat whilst browsing. Meanwhile, our online shop continues to grow and shows a selection of the full product ranges we offer. Please get in touch if you require technical advice or RFQs.
We are Celebrating our 35 Year Company Anniversary!
9th July 2020
This year marks a milestone for HITEK Electronic Materials Ltd: 35 years of ‘Protecting Your Electronics’. Continuing to be privately owned, the company has gone through many changes in that time, from facility enhancements to a growth in product offering. The one constant is our dedication to customers, many of whom we have been supplying for years. We are driven to be the best supplier of EMC, microwave and polymer solutions to key markets using our in-house expertise in protecting electronics. We are committed to remaining focused on what our customers need in the future. Over the past ten years, HITEK has continued to grow and develop as a manufacturer, distributor and fabricator; investing in our staff, quality management systems and supply chain management. Last year, we purchased Unit 14 thus giving us space to further grow and expand our capabilities.
Introducing a Shielding Material Proven to have Antiviral Properties
21st May 2020
As the Covid-19 virus began to spread Worldwide, our key partner, Statex investigated how their product could assist in the protection against the virus. Tests have been carried out by Hohenstein Laboratories GmbH & Co. KG and Eurovir Hygiene-Labor GmbH to test the copper fabric's resistance to bacteria and viruses. The results were extremely positive, after only 7 minutes (first possible test time for a valid result) no residues of the tested Bovine Corona Virus were detectable. In comparison, it has been reported that Coronavirus can remain active on surfaces for up to 72 hours. Statex has now launched a pack of self-adhesive pads that can be attached to door and window handles (as well as any other areas used to operate a door or equipment). The pack includes a pair of pads (80mm x 100mm) along with a set of comprehensive installation instructions, and a door-knob hanger card.
We are Proud to be JOSCAR Registered
30th March 2020
JOSCAR (the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) is a collaborative tool used by the Aerospace, Defence and Security Industry to act as a single repository for pre-qualification and compliance information. In 2015, HITEK were invited to join JOSCAR membership, initially completing the Stage 1 profiling questionnaire and then the Stage 2 compliance questionnaire. We now see the tool as a key and valued part of the business with HITEK Electronic Materials Ltd being a supplier to UK and International Aerospace and Defence Primes. HITEK has satisfied all the requirements to become fully registered on the JOSCAR supplier accreditation register, as set out by ADS and participating buying organisations. This accreditation is valued by some of the largest purchasers in the Defence community, it highlights that HITEK have gone through the process and have demonstrated commitments and credentials to the Industry. To read more, please see Hellios' website.
Catalyst 11 Discontinuation
17th March 2020
HITEK Electronic Materials Ltd continually supply high performance adhesives for the electronic, advanced and aerospace technology markets, we work closely with our customers to provide leading edge, application specific products that help solve the most difficult access problems.We would like to inform you of an impending restriction on the use of a substance that is present in Catalyst 11 that we supply from Henkel. Please see our Catalyst 11 Discontinuation Letter for more information. Please note that the last release date for all shipments will be Monday 30th March 2020.