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Thermal interface 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.  

    • Thermally conductive gap pads

      Thermal gap pads

      Soft and conformable for optimum thermal transfer and vibration damping...
    • Parafix thermal tapes

      Thermal tapes

      A space saving, heat dissipation solution for today's powerful electronics...
    • Phase change thermal interface materials

      Phase change TIMs

      Solid materials that soften and 'wet out' above their transition temperature...
    • Parafix electrically conductive thermal interface materials

      Electrically conductive TIMs

      A high performance thermal solution where electrical isolation is not required...
    • Thermally conductive electrical insulators

      Thermally conductive insulator materials

      Film-based electrical insulator pads in a range of thicknesses, colours and tensile strengths...
    • Thermally conductive 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.

    Bonding and LED cooling for PCB attachment to heat sink

    LED cooling adhesive component case study
    Our customer, a manufacturer of lighting products required an LED cooling solution for bonding a PCB to a heat sink for a new product range they were developing. They required specification of a…
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  • 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. 

    • Part tolerances

      Part tolerances

      View our part tolerance standard values and talk to us about your requirements
    • Automated application of die-cut tape

      Automation solutions

      Reduce costs and enhance quality with automated pick and place equipment...
    • Adhesive tape slitter


      The cutting of large rolls of material to non-standard widths and lengths...
    • Die cut tape - Parafix


      We use a range of die-cutting equipment to create your bespoke adhesive components...
    • Parafix clean room manufacturing

      Clean room manufacturing

      For a controlled manufacturing environment...
    • Bespoke die-cut tape presentations

      Bespoke presentations

      For an efficient design that aids quick and accurate assembly...
    • Free issue/contract converting available at Parafix

      Contract converting

      We can customise your material into bespoke shapes and combine it with complimentary products...
    • Parafix CAD capability

      Computer Aided Design

      For accurate and optimum component design...
    • Tape guillotining


      For laminating and sheeting to custom sizes...
    • Parafix adhesive tape laminating


      Laminate materials fully or in selective areas, for a bespoke material construction...
    • Laser cut tape

      Laser cutting

      For cutting small, complicated geometries or features...
    • Rapid prototyping services

      Rapid prototyping

      To test and demonstrate products in the early stages of design...
    • Parafix R&D for engineered adhesive solutions


      Assistance in developing the most effective part in form, function and presentation...
    • XY plotter for adhesive tape components

      X/Y axis plotter

      For producing prototypes and small batch runs...
  • 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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    • Automated assembly

      Automated assembly

      View a range of automated assembly solutions using AccuPlace automated…
    • Thermal management products

      Thermal management

      Learn about the thermal materials available from Parafix...
    • Rogers Corp introduces HeatSORB

      Rogers Corp introduces HeatSORB™

      Rogers Corporation, manufacture of high performance materials, introduces…
    • Adhesive tape solutions for lighting manufacture

      Thermal management design considerations

      The current pressure on traditionally lower-powered components and devices…
    • Parafix thermal management solutions

      Thermal management – a hot topic!

      At a time when electronics are becoming smaller and more powerful...
    • Ensuring optimum component design

      Five tips for designing converted components

      We’ve put together some useful tips for ensuring your adhesive components…
    • Parafix frequently asked questions

      How do I choose the right product?

      To find a tape with the right characteristics for your exact needs, there…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      Laird thermal interface materials

      As an industry leader in high-performance, cost-effective Thermal…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      3M thermal materials for electronics

      This range of high adhesion thin tapes offers efficient thermal transfer…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      3M thermal solutions for LED applications

      3M thermal interface materials provide efficient thermal transfer for…
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