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Conductive Adhesives: The Way Forward

Conductive Adhesives: The Way Forward

Conductive Adhesives represent an intrinsically clean, simple and logical solution for a myriad of electrical interconnect challenges. Adhesives not only provide a "lead-free", "no clean" alternative to solder, these highly compatible materials offer viable answers to problems where solder is totally inadequate. Adhesives may also play an important role in disassembly and recycling that will certainly become a necessity in the future. But is conductive adhesive technology really the right choice for today's high density interconnects and our ever-increasing environmental problems?

We will examine the basic concepts needed to understand and appreciate the wide variety of conductive adhesive materials and let you draw your own conclusions.

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