Components | Thermal Management | Phase Change Material | Feb 14, 2017

Electrolube Launch New Thermal Phase Change Materials

Electro-chemicals specialist, Electrolube will be demonstrating a range of capabilities and special products at this premier annual event for the global LED and solid state lighting industries. Part of HK Wentworth Ltd and an established global manufacturer of electro-chemicals, Electrolube will have a strong presence at this year’s Strategies in Light exhibition, where the company plans to show a range of products designed to protect and enhance the performance of modern LED lighting products.

Marking its second appearance at this specialist LED lighting industry event, Electrolube will have technical specialists available on Booth 223 to discuss some common – and not so common - issues that LED lighting manufacturers experience in the course of product development, including thermal management, environmental protection and colour shift problems associated with potting resins. The company’s involvement in the LED industry has grown exponentially in recent years, with the introduction of new, high-performance thermal phase change materials taking the US market by storm.

The new thermal phase change materials, TPM350 and TPM550, which offer high thermal conductivity levels of 3.50 and 5.50 W/m.K respectively. The low phase change temperatures encourage efficient wetting of the mating surfaces thereby ensuring minimal bond line thickness and reduced thermal resistance at the interface. Phase change materials provide an alternative to traditional thermal greases and both are silicone-free, have an operating temperature range of -40 to +125°C and are RoHS-2 compliant. These products do contain small amounts of solvent to improve wettability on application, this rapidly evaporates following application to leave the solid phase change material on the substrate.

Commenting, Ron Jakeman, Electrolube's Group Managing Director, said: "Our reputation and position within the LED lighting industry goes from strength to strength, which is owed largely to our R&D team, the consistent development of innovative new products and our well-earned reputation for problem solving. We work in conjunction with a number of prominent LED lighting manufacturers and end users around the world and have helped to solve many design and production related problems for our industry partners. One that immediately comes to mind involved a colour shift problem experienced by one of our Indian manufacturing partners, which was resolved with the help of our UK based technical team. They recommended one of our low exotherm polyurethane resins specifically designed with LED applications in mind. Strategies in Light offers an excellent showcase for our products and expertise and we extend a warm welcome to visitors to come and join us on the booth 223 and discover how partnering with Electrolube can help them improve their products’ performance and reliability.”

Further information about new products on show can be found at www.electrolube.com

About Electrolube:

Electrolube, a division of H.K. Wentworth Limited, is a leading manufacturer of specialist chemicals for electronics, automotive and industrial manufacturing.  Core product groups include conformal coatings, contact lubricants, thermal management materials, cleaning solutions, encapsulation resins and maintenance and service aids.
The extensive range of electro-chemicals at Electrolube enables the company to offer a ‘complete solution’ to leading manufacturers of electronic, industrial and domestic devices, at all levels of the production process. Through collaboration and research, the company is continually developing new and environmentally friendly products for customers around the world and their commitment to developing ‘greener’ products has been endorsed by the ISO 14001 standard for the highly efficient Environmental Management System in place at the company.
Winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2016, Electrolube is now represented in over 55 countries with an established network of subsidiaries and distributors. By offering genuine security of scale and a reliable supply chain, the company is able to deliver a truly tailored service.

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