The trend for smaller and more powerful electronics leads to increasingly complex thermal conductivity challenges for systems designers. Using thermal interface materials (TIMs), the heat from hot components can be transferred to a cold surface or cooling hardware by means of low thermal resistance and high thermal conductivity combinations.A variety of technologies and constructions ensure the most efficient thermal conductivity solution is available, whatever your thermal conductivity needs. Browse the different types of thermal interface material below, including tape, gap pad, phase change and electrically conductive thermal interface materials.
Our range of thermal gap pads are designed to provide a heat transfer path between heat generating components and heat sinks, heat spreaders or other cooling devices. They are soft and conformable providing complete ‘wet out’ for optimum thermal transfer, as well as shock and vibration damping to minimize potential damage to components. Thermal gap pads are commonly used in applications including LED lighting, flat panel displays, mass storage devices, engine control units and wireless communications hardware.
Thermally conductive tapes offer high performance heat dissipation; vital requirements for designing electronic devices where demand is for slimmer and more powerful features. Thermally conductive tapes offer a clean alternative to pastes and liquid adhesives and can be die-cut to bespoke designs, providing efficiency of application and reducing assembly times. Our thermally conductive tapes are suitable for applications requiring thin bonding as well as those requiring gap filling and vibration absorption. These needs can be met with tapes, as well as thermally conductive foams, gap pads and putties. Double coated and transfer thermally conductive tapes are available in a variety of thicknesses, providing immediate bonding of heat sinks and an efficient, long-term and reliable thermal management solution. We offer an extensive range of thermally conductive products from world leading manufacturers. Click on the products tab for more information.
Our range of thermally conductive insulators are designed to solve over heating issues such as lower component efficiency, premature component failures, size limitations and other performance problems for today’s high power electronics. The film-based electrical insulator pads are available in a range of thicknesses, colours and tensile strengths to suit a variety of needs. The thermally conductive electrical insulator range is designed for the needs of consumer electronics, network infrastructure, automotive and industrial markets, for applications such as audio systems, home appliances, electrical power generators, telecommunications, automotive control units and stamped aluminium heat sinks.
Our range of high performance phase change thermal interface materials are designed to meet the thermal and reliability requirements of today’s electronics. Phase change thermal materials are solid pads at room temperature. At temperatures above their transition temperature, they begin to soften and flow, filling the microscopic irregularities of the components it contacts. The result is an interface with minimal thermal contact resistance. Due to the gradual change in viscosity (softening), migration (pump out) is minimized. They provide superior surface wetting, minimum bondline thickness and actively expel entrapped air. Phase change materials are used in a variety of applications, including microprocessors, power components and modules and chip sets.
Our electrically conductive materials offer a high performance and cost effective thermal management solution where electrical conductivity is a requirement. They consist of 98% graphite composite with a unique grain-oriented, plate-like structure, for conformity to surfaces, maximising heat transfer.
Designed to cool the most demanding electronics applications, thermally conductive grease provides high thermal conductivities, minimum bondline thicknesses and superior surface wetting.
Used in applications such as graphics chips, computers, semiconductor cases and heat sinks, these thermal greases do not dry out or pump out and remain stable through all industry standard reliability testing.