New Henkel Materials Push beyond Conventional Limits, Improve Reliability and Performance
At next month’s IPC APEX Expo (APEX) event in San Diego, California, Henkel Adhesive Technologies’ electronics business will display a full range of state-of-the-art electronic materials, all designed to push the conventional limits of performance capability. From February 14 through 16 in booth #1501, Henkel’s line of game-changing solder, encapsulant, underfill and thermal materials will be on show.
Advanced Solder Materials
Introduced to the market in 2015, Henkel’s game-changing, temperature stable LOCTITE GC materials have upended the solder paste market with a platform that offers tremendous stability on the line, simplified transport, room-temperature storage and proven performance advantages. No-clean LOCTITE GC 10 and water-soluble LOCTITE GC 3W have increased productivity and performance, lowering costs for manufacturers worldwide. Recent independent, third-party testing confirms the advantage over competitive pastes and the Henkel team will gladly share the findings with show attendees.
Making its debut at APEX is another solder material in the water-washable family: LOCTITE HF 2W. This tin-lead formulation delivers a wide process window, allowing for reflow at high temperature and robust joint formation between the tin-lead paste and lead-free components. With excellent fine-pitch compatibility and a flexible post-assembly residue cleaning window of up to seven days, LOCTITE HF 2W meets the requirements of demanding applications while delivering process flexibility.
Cooling and Masking TECHNOMELT Materials
Known for simplified processing and exceptional device protection, the TECHNOMELT portfolio continues to expand on material functionality. The latest formulations, TECHNOMELT TC 50 and TECHNOMELT AS 8998, underscore these development efforts. TECHNOMELT TC 50 is a thermally conductive hot melt that provides the ability to encapsulate and cool devices with a single material. Well-suited for applications such as LED drivers, automotive electronics, solar inverters, power supplies and camera modules, TECHNOMELT TC 50 has a thermal conductivity of >0.5 W/m-K to allow for heat dissipation through the encapsulating layer.
To streamline the masking process, Henkel has formulated a peelable, precise, dispensable TECHNOMELT material that dramatically increases productivity and lowers cost. TECHNOMELT AS 8998 is new and efficient replacement for manually-applied tapes used to mask areas of the PCB prior to coating processes. With TECHNOMELT AS 8998, the material can be precisely deposited via automated dispensing equipment, solidifies upon cooling and cleanly releases from various substrates. Visit Henkel booth #1501 to learn more about the latest TECHNOMELT materials and to see live low pressure molding demonstrations.
Liquid Dispensed Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs)
Henkel’s BERGQUIST brand thermal management materials are world-renowned for superior, reliability-enhancing performance. And, the company’s development efforts continue to focus on efficient and effective heat control, even as device designs become thinner, higher-functioning and more complex.
Henkel’s liquid dispensed TIMs are not only delivering exceptional gap filling properties for robust thermal control, but are allowing automation and higher throughput with the use of automated dispensing systems. With a wide range of thermal conductivities (from 1.0 W/m-K to 4.0 W/m-K) and base chemistries (silicone, non-volatile and non-silicone), BERGQUIST brand liquid TIMs are facilitating development freedom for designers of next-generation devices.
Henkel technology specialists invite all APEX show delegates to learn more about these advanced materials and the company’s next-generation development initiatives. To schedule an appointment, send an e-mail to email@example.com. For more information about Henkel’s complete product line, visit www.henkel-adhesives.com/electronics.
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2015, Henkel reported sales of 18.1 billion euros (20.1 billion US dollars), adjusted operating profit of 2.9 billion euros (3.2 billion US dollars). Its three top brands, Persil (detergent), Schwarzkopf (hair care) and Loctite (adhesive) generated more than 6 billion euros (around 6.6 billion US dollars) in combined sales. Henkel employs around 50,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit www.henkel.com.