Thermal management materials

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  • About thermal interface materials

    The trend for smaller and more powerful electronics leads to increasingly complex thermal conductivity challenges for systems designers. Using thermal interface materials (TIMs), the heat from hot components can be transferred to a cold surface or cooling hardware by means of low thermal resistance and high thermal conductivity combinations.

    A variety of technologies and constructions ensure the most efficient thermal conductivity solution is available, whatever your thermal conductivity needs. Browse the different types of thermal interface material below, including tape, gap pad, phase change and electrically conductive thermal interface materials.  

    • Thermal gap pads
      Thermal gap pads
      Soft and conformable for optimum thermal transfer and vibration damping...
    • Thermal tapes
      Thermal tapes
      A space saving, heat dissipation solution for today's powerful electronics...
    • Phase change TIMs
      Phase change TIMs
      Solid materials that soften and 'wet out' above their transition temperature...
    • Electrically conductive TIMs
      Electrically conductive TIMs
      A high performance thermal solution where electrical isolation is not required...
    • Thermally conductive insulator materials
      Thermally conductive insulator materials
      Film-based electrical insulator pads in a range of thicknesses, colours and tensile strengths...
    • Thermal grease
      Thermal grease
      Thermal greases that do not dry out or pump out and remain stable through all industry standard reliability testing...
  • Search thermal interface materials

    Browse thermal interface materials below for more detailed information and product data sheets. For more information, please contact us.

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    Any data provided relates to values typically generated when measuring these materials, and is offered as a guide to material selection. However it is not guaranteed and the user is responsible for evaluating the suitability of a product for the application it is intended for. Some test methods may vary, please refer to data sheet or call for assistance.

  • Thermal interface materials in action

    Read through our case studies to find relevant, real-life examples of the powerful problem solving capabilities of our thermal interface materials. Browse all case studies to learn more about custom die-cut components and our tape converting capabilities.

    LED cooling with 3M 8805 thermal tape
  • Customising your thermal interface material

    Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your material to create convenient and easy to use components. Customising your material offers a number of benefits, including cost savings and enhanced product design. 

    • Die-cutting
      We use a range of die-cutting equipment to create your bespoke adhesive components...
    • Slitting
      The cutting of large rolls of material to non-standard widths and lengths...
    • Laser cutting
      Laser cutting
      For cutting small, complicated geometries or features...
    • Guillotining
      For laminating and sheeting to custom sizes...
    • Laminating
      Laminate materials fully or in selective areas, for a bespoke material construction...
    • Bespoke presentations
      Bespoke presentations
      For an efficient design that aids quick and accurate assembly...
    • X/Y axis plotter
      X/Y axis plotter
      For producing prototypes and small batch runs...
    • Rapid prototyping
      Rapid prototyping
      To test and demonstrate products in the early stages of design...
    • Clean room manufacturing
      Clean room manufacturing
      For a controlled manufacturing environment...
    • Automation solutions
      Automation solutions
      Reduce costs and enhance quality with automated pick and place equipment...
    • R&D
      Assistance in developing the most effective part in form, function and presentation...
    • Computer Aided Design
      Computer Aided Design
      For accurate and optimum component design...
    • Contract converting
      Contract converting
      We can customise your material into bespoke shapes and combine it with complimentary products...
    • Part tolerances
      Part tolerances
      View our part tolerance standard values and talk to us about your requirements
  • Learn more about thermal interface materials

    To learn more about our thermal interface materials and their uses, browse through our range of interesting and relevant videos, news and other media.

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    • Five tips for designing converted components
      Five tips for designing converted components

      We’ve put together some useful tips for ensuring your adhesive components are optimally designed:Tip 1 – Avoid square corners or sharp angle corners most tooling suppliers either form flat…

    • Rogers Corp introduces HeatSORB™
      Rogers Corp introduces HeatSORB™

      Rogers Corporation, manufacture of high performance materials, introduces HeatSORB™, a proprietary phase change thermal management material.HeatSORB™ is a unique material capable of consistently…

    • Thermal management – a hot topic!
      Thermal management – a hot topic!

      At a time when electronics are becoming smaller and more powerful...

    • Thermal management design considerations
      Thermal management design considerations

      The current pressure on traditionally lower-powered components and devices – typically 20 watts or less – to increase their performance has placed greater emphasis on the need to extract heat, to…

    • 3M thermal materials for electronics
      3M thermal materials for electronics

      This range of high adhesion thin tapes offers efficient thermal transfer for a wide range of applications requiring a thermal management solution: bonding heat sinks, heat spreaders and other cooling devices to IC packages, power transistors, and other heat generating components.

    • 3M thermal solutions for LED applications
      3M thermal solutions for LED applications

      3M thermal interface materials provide efficient thermal transfer for long-term reliability and performance optimisation in applications using high brightness LEDs. 3M thermal interface materials have a proven track record of durability and high thermal performance in a variety of environmental conditions to meet the demanding needs of applications today and in the future. 

    • Laird thermal interface materials
      Laird thermal interface materials

      As an industry leader in high-performance, cost-effective Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) and technologies, Laird designs and manufactures thermal products; including gap fillers and putties, phase change materials, thermal grease and thermally-conductive insulator materials that meet the demands of any application.

    • Die-cut tape solutions for automotive bonding applications
      Die-cut tape solutions for automotive bonding applications

      Tesa demonstrates a number of die-cut tape solutions for automotive bonding applications. Learn more about automotive applications here or browse...

    • Automated assembly capabilities
      Automated assembly capabilities

      View a range of automated assembly solutions using AccuPlace automated equipment.  

      Learn more about AccuPlace solutions here

    • Thermal management products
      Thermal management products

      Learn about the thermal management materials available from Parafix.

      Browse our range of thermal management products here.