Thermal Interface Materials (TIM’s)

Thermal Interface Materials (TIM’s) are used to fill gaps between surfaces in electronic equipment allowing heat to transfer from the component to the heat sink.

Increasingly electronics are operating at higher temperature levels reducing the reliability of the product over time.  Fothershield’s thermal interface materials are used to ensure a stable operating function, maintaining the life and reliability of equipment.

There are several types of thermal interface materials (TIM’s).  Thermally Conductive Gap Fillers, Phase Change Materials, Thermally Conductive Greases and Lubricants, Thermal Transmission Acrylic Foam Tapes, Thermally Conductive Copper and Aluminium Tapes, Natural and Synthetic Graphite Tapes.

Gap Fillers are soft, thermally conductive silicones which dissipate heat away from sensitive devices to a heat sink.  Phase Change Materials are solid at room temperature, but as they heat up they soften and flow thereby filling any gaps of the components it is in contact with.

Thermally Conductive Greases and Lubricants cool electronic applications such as auto and video components and heat source to heat sink.  Thermally Conductive Putty is used where Thermal Grease is not suitable and used to fill air gaps between components or PCBs and heat sinks.

Thermal Transmission Acrylic Foam Tapes have excellent heat transmission properties and are excellent for fixing LED strip lighting and fixing and bonding LED light engines.

Thermally Conductive Tapes such as Thermally Conductive Copper Tape and Thermally Conductive Aluminium Tapes give excellent heat spread and dissipation.

Natural and Synthetic Graphites have excellent electrical conductivity and thermal properties, are flexible and conformable.



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