Thermally Conductive Adhesives & Encapsulants
Thermally conductive silicone adhesives and thermally conductive epoxy adhesives deliver on two fronts, the facilitation of thermal management objectives and the elimination of space-restrictive mechanical fasteners. They are available in liquid, tape and film derivatives.
Thermally Conductive Adhesives
Ablestik 281 (formerly Eccobond 281)
Ablestik 282 (formerly Eccobond 282)
Ablestik 285 & Cat 9 (formerly Eccobond 285 & Cat 9)
Ablestik 285 & Cat 17
Thermally Conductive Encapsulants
Stycast 1090 & Cat 9
Stycast 1090 & Cat 23 LV
Stycast 1090 & Cat 27-1
Stycast 1090 SI & Cat 9
Ablestik 285 & Cat 23 LV
Stycast 1495 K
Ablestik 285 & Cat 24 LV
Stycast 2762 & Cat 14
Thermally conductive adhesives and encapsulants' purpose are to transfer heat while remaining electrically insulating. This reduces thermal strain in electronics and prevents performance loss or complete failure of electronic components. Most materials are silicone based with a boron nitride or alumina filler.
Stycast 2762 & Cat 17 (BE)
Stycast 2850 FT & Cat 9, Cat 11, Cat 23LV or Cat 24LV
Stycast 5952-1 AB
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you recommend an encapsulant that is approved for NASA outgassing?
Their performance is measured in W/mK.
Do you stock thermally conductive encapsulants?
Yes. We stock Ablestik 285, which has a thermal conductivity of around 1.3W/mK.
What is a material's thermal conductivity measured in?
Heat sink bonding
Potting of components to fill air gaps
Automotive electronic control units (ECUs)
Power conversion equipment
Power supplies and uninterruptible power supplies
MOSFET arrays with common heat sinks
Televisions and consumer electronics
Desktop computers, laptops and servers
Handheld memory modules