April 22, 2016


Posted in Bergquist, HC3.0

Yes, Thermal Engineering can be Beautiful

They say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” When you behold Bergquist HC3.0, there can surely be no doubt about that statement: it truly is a beautifully crafted piece of thermal engineering.

This exceptional material offers exceptional thermal performance at low pressures due to its unique 3.0W/m-K filler package and low-modulus resin formulation. With just 15 shore (00) hardness, the enhanced material is ideal for assembly applications requiring low stress on components and boards.

HC3.0 maintains a conformable nature that allows for quick recovery and excellent wet-out characteristics, even on surfaces with highly irregular topography.

A wide range of thicknesses is available from 0.5mm up to 3.0mm, and performance is improved by the natural inherent tack on both sides of the material. That eliminates the need for adhesive layers, which can impede the thermal performance.

HC3.0 is available from Thermal Issues in a very distinctive cool blue. Contact us for more information.

Best regards – Neil

Use SilPad 900s for rugged thermally efficiency

The SilPad 900s from Bergquist (part of the Henkel Group) is a remarkable piece of thermal engineering. It is a truly rugged, thermally efficient thin film interface.

There are countless applications for a material such as this, but key ones include Automotive, Power Supplies and Motor Controls. SilPad 900s has been deployed in the automotive industry for years as a reliable and trustworthy method of interfacing with engine management systems and collision mitigation hardware. So vibration issues are rarely a problem for this ‘workhorse’ thermal interface material.

Among its desirable characteristics is the combination of a smooth and highly conformable surface to optimise low thermal impedance coupled with high dielectric strength.

At Thermal Issues, we advocate its use in any application where high reliability, high dielectric strength and low thermal impedance are critical. It’s a superb thermal management solution.

SilPad 900s is available from stock for custom parts manufactured to your design with next day delivery. As is our policy at Thermal Issues Ltd, there’s no charge for tooling. Contact us directly to order or find out more.

Best regards – Neil