Thermal conductive adhesives is a smooth, dark grey paste which is hard, durable and extremely Thermal conductive. Thermal conductive inks have extreme insulating properties. It is viscous in nature since it is highly filled with Thermal conductive ceramic powders. This conductive ceramic powders helps to provide maximum thermal conductivity for electronic appliances. This conductive adhesive easily bonds with metals, ceramics, glass and most plastics used in electronic assemblies. Thermal conductive adhesives are generally designed to provide an efficient heat transfer path between heat generating components, heat sinkers or other cooling devices. The thermal conductive adhesive tapes consist of a carrier which is highly loaded with Thermal conductive fillers coated on single side or both the side with a high temperature resistance.
Thermal conductive adhesives are used in many electronic application due to significant heat generation by modern electronics components. Thermal conductive adhesives have outstanding thermal stability, chemical resistance and high temperature properties. Many Thermal conductive adhesives manufacturers has one-part and two-part epoxy systems, as well as silicone and polyimide systems.
Based on type the Thermal conductive adhesive is segmented as silicones, epoxies, polyurethanes and acrylics and others. Excessive heat in electrical appliances can cause leads to improper functionality of the device. Many companies such as Dow Corning provides Thermal conductive silicone adhesives. This silicone adhesives helps in providing the solution for the most sensitive circuits and components. Thermal conductive silicones adhesives makes sure that the components remain functional even when the appliances get hot. Modern power semiconductor devices and electronic control units have similar trend of miniaturization. This leads to have higher operating temperatures. Thermal conductive adhesives plays an important role this process. On the one hand, thermal conductive silicones adhesives transfer the device’s heat to the heat sink. On the other, they create a firm yet flexible mechanical bond that doesn’t require further fixing. This reduces the manufacturing costs of electrical appliances. Silicones-based thermal adhesives also plays and important role to remain virtually wear-free even under permanent thermal stress. Thermal conductive epoxy adhesives offer superior heat dissipation for a wide range of electronic application. The Thermal conductive epoxy adhesive has a high adhesive strength, good surface wet out, low viscocity for potting applications and good gap filling in electronic appliances. Thermal conductive epoxy adhesives are majorly used in for bonding, potting and encapsulation applications in a wide variety of industries. Some specific applications include heat sinking bonding, potting, encapsulating sensors, etc. Thermal conductive polyurethane adhesive is used for advanced electronic assembly. It is a self-leveling, injectable compound which is especially suitable for electronic bonding and potting.
Based on application thermal conductive adhesives market is segmented into battery thermal, heat sink, IC packaging heat conduction, LED lighting thermal, and thermal material potting. Thermal conductive adhesives are often used to dissipate heat from power electronics. It is generally used to bond heat sinks. Thermal conductive adhesives are also used as encapsulation compound for temperature sensors for enclosures or reactors. Adhesives with thermal conductivity are synthetic resins augmented with metallic or inorganic filler materials. To achieve thermal conductivity and electrical isolation at the same time, adhesives augmented with ceramic or mineral-based fillers are used in this process.
Major players operating in the global water disinfection chemicals market are Dow Corning, Wacker Chemie AG, 3M, SEPA EUROPE GmbH, Panacol-Elosol GmbH and others. These companies hold a significant share of the market. Thus, the thermal conductive adhesive market experiences intense competition.