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 suitable bonding product that must be thermally conductive, thin (due to the size of the bulb) and long lasting, to ensure the long life of the LED.
There were a number of requirements for the construction of the adhesive component, such as ease of handling, automated application aids and supplied with zero defects.
Our R&D team worked closely with the customer’s engineering team to test materials and ensure complete compatibility with both the application process and the LED parts.
The result; all of the customer’s requirements were fulfilled: materials, technology, quality and process optimisation. 3M™ 8805, a thin thermally conductive transfer tape, was specified for its high performance characteristics and the component was designed with a manufacturing process and presentation which suited the customer’s exact application and quality needs.
Parafix has continued to work with the customer on new lighting products due to our experience in this market and the successful results delivered in this project.
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