Products, Materials & Tools | Jun 01, 2010

LORD Corporation Develops Low Modulus Thermally Conductive Adhesive

LORD Corporation – a leading supplier of thermal management materials, adhesives, coatings and encapsulants to the electronics, LED and solar industries – has announced the availability of a new low modulus, high thermal conductivity adhesive.

Created in response to a market need for a more flexible, high thermal conductivity adhesive, MT-815 can be used in a variety of applications including as a thermal adhesive for large die, in die attach applications, or as a solder replacement. The first in a series of new low modulus, thermal conductivity adhesives from LORD Corporation, MT-815 has a modulus of <1 GPa , allowing it to be more flexible and therefore less likely to crack or delaminate under the stresses of temperature cycles. 

MT-815 was also formulated to achieve thermal conductivity of >10 W/m-K, creating a new class of flexible adhesives with high thermal conductivity.

According to Sara Paisner, Staff Scientist for Thermal Management Technology at LORD Corporation, MT-815 builds on a long tradition of innovation in thermal management materials, including GeleaseTM thermal conductive gels, as well as high performance thermal conductivity adhesives like MT-315 and TC-501 no pump-out grease.

“Most thermal adhesives are either flexible with low thermal conductivity (i.e. silicones) or highly rigid with higher adhesion (epoxies). As a result, their uses are limited in microelectronic packages,” said Paisner. “However, this thermal conductive adhesive combines the advantages of high adhesion and thermal conductivity with the need for lower modulus to accommodate the large stresses experienced by electronic packages.”

“LORD is responding to interest from customers who require a low modulus, thermal adhesive to accommodate higher stresses from larger die sizes but cannot sacrifice thermal conductivity. We look forward to working with our customer base to continue our history of innovation in thermal management materials with the introduction of MT-815” said Adam Conklin, LORD Global Market Manager – Electronic Materials. 

More information on LORD MT-815 can be found at http://www.lord.com/electronics. Additional information can be obtained by contacting LORD Corporation by e-mail at EMsales@lord.com or by phone at (877) ASK-LORD.

About LORD Corp.:
With global reach and extensive technical capabilities, LORD has the ability to work on complex formulations, balancing contradictory property and process requirements to deliver the solutions that meet customer and market demands. For the electronics industry, LORD serves as a diversified technology company providing high value-added materials to niche markets. LORD builds on its more than 80 year history with a track record of successful long-term partnerships with technology leaders in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive, electronics to industrial heavy equipment. 
Founded in 1924, LORD Corporation is a privately-held company that designs, manufactures and markets mechanical devices and electromechanical systems to control vibration, motion and noise; formulates, produces and sells general purpose and specialty adhesives, coatings and electronic materials; and develops products and systems utilizing magnetically responsive technologies. With headquarters in Cary, N.C., and sales in excess of $610MM, LORD has manufacturing in nine countries and offices in more than 15 major business centers.  LORD Corporation employs more than 2,400 worldwide. Visit http://www.lord.com/ for more information.

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