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Thermally Conductive Adhesive TapesA thermally conductive adhesive tape bonds surfaces effectively while facilitating efficient heat transfer. Composed of a base material infused with thermally conductive fillers such as ceramic particles or metal powders, thermally conductive adhesive tapes enhance thermal conductivity between interconnected components.
Thermally Conductive EpoxiesAdhesiveThermally conductive epoxies are tailored adhesives known for strong bonds that securely join components while promoting efficient heat transfer. Formulated with a base epoxy resin and enhanced by thermally conductive fillers like metal powders or ceramics, they have enhanced ability to conduct heat while maintaining a reliable bond between materials.
Gap FillersA gap filler is compressible material crafted to fill and disperse thermal energy in spaces between surfaces. Comprising high thermal conductivity materials, like silicone or polymer-based compounds infused with thermally conductive fillers such as ceramic particles or metal powders, gap fillers enhance heat transfer and improve thermal management.
Thermally Conductive HardwareThermally conductive hardware are components designed to efficiently transfer heat within electronic systems or mechanical structures. Composed of rigid materials with high thermal conductivity, these components include spacers, bushings, and thermally conductive electrical isolators, which improve overall system performance and prevent overheating.
Thermally Conductive Rubber PadsRubberThermally conductive rubber pads optimize heat transfer in electronic and mechanical systems. Formulated with a rubber matrix infused with thermally conductive fillers such as ceramic particles or metal powders, rubber pads offer a flexible yet efficient solution for thermal management. Commonly supported with an internal fiberglass mesh.
Graphite PadsGraphiteGraphite pads are specialized graphite sheets designed for thermal management in electronic and mechanical applications. Comprised mainly of graphite layers, graphite pads exhibit excellent thermal conductivity, enabling efficient heat transfer between surfaces.
Thermally Conductive FilmsFilmThermally conductive films facilitate heat transfer in electronic and mechanical applications. Constructed from thin polymer layers infused with thermally conductive additives such as ceramics or metals, they ensure efficient thermal conductivity without sacrificing flexibility or significant thickness.
Phase Change MaterialPhase change materials (PCMs) are crafted to store and release thermal energy during phase transitions, such as solid to liquid or liquid to gas, to regulate temperature. Composed of materials with specific melting and freezing points, PCMs absorb heat when transitioning from a solid to a liquid state and release heat when transitioning back to a solid.
Thermal GreaseThermal grease, or thermal paste, is a heat-conductive material that boosts the thermal interface between two surfaces. Made up of a silicone or polymer matrix infused with thermally conductive particles such as metal oxides or ceramics, it enhances heat transfer efficiency by filling tiny gaps and irregularities between surfaces.
Buna-N, Nitrile Rubber
Buna-N, or nitrile, is a synthetic copolymer of butadiene and acrylonitrile, known for its exceptional resistance to oil, fuel, and chemicals with use in sealing and gasket applications. It offers flexibility and durability across a broad temperature range.
Buna-S, Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR)RubberStyrene butadiene rubber, or Buna-S, is a synthetic rubber polymerized from styrene and butadiene monomers. It exhibits good abrasion resistance and is commonly used in the production of tires, conveyor belts, and various rubber products.
Epichlorohydrin (CO, ECO, E)RubberEpichlorohydrin, a synthetic elastomer, exhibits excellent resistance to heat, oil, fuel, and with applications in automotive components like fuel system elements and hoses, owing to its capability to withstand exposure to harsh fluids and temperature extremes.
Neoprene, Chloroprene (CR)RubberNeoprene, or chloroprene, is a versatile synthetic rubber recognized for its durability, flexibility, and flame resistance. It exhibits excellent resistance to weather, ozone, and chemicals, making it suitable for various applications.
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) RubberEthylene propylene diene monomer, a synthetic elastomer, excels in weather resistance, durability, and versatility. Widely used in automotive, construction, and industrial applications, EPDM withstands exposure to sunlight, ozone, and extreme temperatures.
Fluorocarbon (Viton(TM))RubberFluorocarbon is a synthetic elastomer with exceptional resistance to heat, chemicals, and fuels. It maintains its properties in harsh environments and exhibits excellent durability, making it suitable for demanding conditions.
FluoroelastomerRubberA fluoroelastomer is a synthetic rubber-like material derived from fluoropolymer monomers, renowned for its outstanding resistance to heat, chemicals, and oils. It also demonstrates durability and retains its properties in harsh environments.
FluorosiliconeRubberFluorosilicone rubber is a synthetic elastomer combining the properties of silicone rubber and fluorocarbon rubber, providing excellent resistance to fuel, oil, and solvents, along with the flexibility and temperature resistance inherent in silicone rubber.
Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene (Hyalon)RubberChlorosulfonated polyethylene, or Hyalon, is a synthetic elastomer known for its exceptional resistance to ozone, weather, and chemicals. It is commonly used in manufacturing seals, gaskets, and other industrial products requiring robust performance.
Butyl, Isobutylene Isoprene (IIR)RubberButyl rubber, or Isobutylene Isoprene, is a synthetic elastomer with excellent impermeability to gases and liquids. It exhibits outstanding resistance to heat, weathering, and chemicals, along with low gas permeability and flexibility across a wide temperature range.
Synthetic Polyisoprene, Isoprene Rubber (IR)RubberSynthetic polyisoprene, or isoprene rubber, is a synthetic elastomer closely resembling natural rubber and serves as an alternative in applications where natural rubber may pose allergenic concerns or be in limited supply. IR exhibits excellent resilience, flexibility, and high tensile strength.
Natural Rubber, Polyisoprene (PI)RubberNatural rubber, or polyisoprene, is a plant-derived elastomer derived from the sap of rubber trees. It is recognized for its elasticity, flexibility, and resilience.
SiliconeRubberSilicone is a synthetic rubber made from silicon, oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen and exhibits excellent heat resistance, flexibility, and electrical insulation properties.
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)PlasticAcrylonitrile butadiene styrene is a versatile thermoplastic polymer, consisting of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene monomers. ABS offers excellent impact resistance and dimensional stability, making it widely used in diverse industries such as consumer goods, automotive parts, and electronics.
Acetal,Polyoxymethylene (POM)PlasticAcetal or polyoxymethylene, is a high-performance thermoplastic polymer known for its excellent mechanical properties, dimensional stability, and low friction. Composed of repeating units derived from formaldehyde, POM exists in two main forms: homopolymer and copolymer.
AcrylicPlasticAcrylic, also known as polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), is a transparent thermoplastic with glass-like properties. Composed of methyl methacrylate monomer units, PMMA serves as a lightweight and shatter-resistant substitute for glass in diverse applications.
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)PlasticEthylene vinyl acetate is a thermoplastic material composed of ethylene and vinyl acetate monomers and is known for its flexibility, low-temperature toughness, and rubber-like elasticity.
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) PlasticHigh-density polyethylene is a thermoplastic polymer composed of ethylene monomers. It is known for its high strength-to-density ratio, providing sturdiness, durability, and resistance to chemicals and moisture.
NylonPlasticNylon is a synthetic thermoplastic polymer known for its exceptional strength, durability, and resistance to abrasion. Comprising long chains of polyamides, nylon is formed through the condensation reaction of diamines and dicarboxylic acids or through the polymerization of lactams.
Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)PlasticPolybutylene terephthalate is a thermoplastic polyester known for its excellent mechanical properties and chemical resistance. Composed of repeating units derived from terephthalic acid and 1,4-butanediol, PBT exhibits high heat resistance, low water absorption, and good dimensional stability.
Polybutylene Terephthalate,Polyethylene Terephthalate (PBT/PET)PlasticPolybutylene terephthalate/polyethylene terephthalate is a blend of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), combining the desirable properties of both polymers. PBT is known for its excellent mechanical strength, chemical resistance, and dimensional stability, while PET offers high transparency and good barrier properties.
Polycarbonate/Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (PC/ABS)PlasticPolycarbonate/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene is a thermoplastic blend that combines the properties of polycarbonate (PC) and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS). PC contributes high impact resistance, optical clarity, and heat resistance to the blend, while ABS provides good toughness and processability.
Polycarbonate/Polybutylene Terephthalate (PC/PBT)PlasticPolycarbonate/polybutylene terephthalate is a thermoplastic blend that combines the properties of polycarbonate (PC) and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT). PC offers excellent impact resistance, optical clarity, and high-temperature stability, while PBT provides good chemical resistance, dimensional stability, and processability.
Polycarbonate/Polyethylene Terephthalate (PC/PET)PlasticPolycarbonate/polyethylene terephthalate is a thermoplastic blend combining the impact resistance, optical clarity, and high-temperature stability of PC with the chemical resistance, dimensional stability, and transparency of PET.
Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK)PlasticPolyether ether ketone is a high-performance thermoplastic polymer derived from bisphenol A and difluorobenzophenone monomers and is renowned for its outstanding mechanical properties and chemical resistance.
Polyetherimide (PEI)PlasticPolyetherimide is a high-performance thermoplastic polymer formed from repeating units of bisphenol A and 4,4'-methylenedianiline monomers. PEI is renowned for its outstanding thermal stability, mechanical strength, and chemical resistance.
Polyethersulfone (PES)PlasticPolyethersulfone is an amorphous, high-performance thermoplastic and has exceptional temperature resistance for a transparent thermoplastic resin. It has relatively high water absorption but can be mitigated with appropriate solvents and polymer blends.
Polysulfone (PSU)PlasticPolysulfones are a family of high-performance thermoplastic polymersl with excellent chemical resistance, high-temperature stability, and mechanical strength.
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)PlasticPolyethylene terephthalate is a thermoplastic polymer comprised of repeating units derived from terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol. Praised for its transparency, lightweight properties, and recyclability, PET is widely used in various applications, including packaging and textiles.
Polycarbonate (PC)PlasticPolycarbonate is a transparent and durable thermoplastic recognized for its high impact resistance, optical clarity, and exceptional strength. Derived from bisphenol A and phosgene, PC exhibits remarkable toughness and withstands a wide range of temperatures.
PolyethylenePlasticPolyethylene is a widely used thermoplastic polymer comprising of repeating ethylene monomer units. Known for its versatility, polyethylene comes in various forms, including low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE).
PolypropylenePlasticPolypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer consisting of repeating propylene monomer units. It is recognized for its versatility and a favorable combination of properties, including high strength, chemical resistance, and a relatively low melting point.
PolystyrenePlasticPolystyrene is a thermoplastic polymer made up of repeating styrene monomer units, available in two primary forms: crystal-clear, rigid polystyrene (PS) and expanded polystyrene (EPS). PS is characterized by transparency and high impact resistance, while EPS is known for its low density and thermal insulation properties
Polyphenylene Ether (PPE)PlasticPolyphenylene ether is a high-performance thermoplastic polymer composed of repeating monomer units from phenol and 2,6-dimethylphenol. PPE is recognized for its outstanding heat resistance, dimensional stability, and electrical properties.
Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)PlasticPolyphenylene sulfide is a high-performance thermoplastic polymer composed of repeating monomer units derived from para-dichlorobenzene and sodium sulfide. PPS offers exceptional heat resistance, chemical inertness, and electrical insulating properties.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)PlasticPolyvinyl chloride is a widely used thermoplastic polymer composed of repeating vinyl chloride monomer units. PVC exhibits a combination of properties, including durability, chemical resistance, and flame retardancy and is found in various forms, such as rigid PVC used in pipes, profiles, and construction materials, and flexible PVC utilized in items like inflatable structures, cables, and medical devices.
RadelPlasticRadel is a high-performance thermoplastic material composed of repeating units derived from bisphenol S and 4,4'-dichlorodiphenyl sulfones. It is known for its excellent chemical resistance, high temperature stability, and dimensional precision.
StyrenePlasticStyrene plastic is a thermoplastic polymer made up of repeating styrene monomer units. It is valued for its versatility, including ease of processing, low cost, and excellent moldability.
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE, Teflon)PlasticPolytetrafluoroethylene, also known as Teflon, is a high-performance thermoplastic polymer made up of repeating tetrafluoroethylene monomer units. It is renowned for its exceptional non-stick properties, chemical resistance, and high-temperature stability.
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)PlasticThermoplastic elastomers represent a class of versatile polymers composed of various materials, usually a blend of polymers such as polyethylene , polypropylene , and a rubber-like component.
Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO), Thermoplastic Vulcanizate (TPV), Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR)PlasticThermoplastic olefin, thermoplastic vulcanizate, thermoplastic polyurethane and thermoplastic rubber are types of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). These thermoplastic elastomers offer a balance of rubber and plastic characteristics, making them suitable for various applications where flexibility, resilience, and processability are essential.
Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)PlasticThermoplastic polyurethane, is a versatile polymer featuring alternating soft and hard segments derived from polyols and diisocyanates. This distinctive structure provides TPU with a well-balanced combination of flexibility, durability, and excellent mechanical properties.
Doionized waterFluid (Liquid Cooling)Deionized water, also known as demineralized or distilled water, undergoes a process to remove ions and minerals, ensuring high purity. With high electrical resistivity and low conductivity due to the absence of ions, it is widely used in laboratories, industrial processes, and applications like electronics manufacturing where mineral presence can be detrimental.
Ethylene Glycol and Water (EGW)Fluid (Liquid Cooling)
Ethylene glycol and water is a standard coolant mixture that prevents freezing in cold and overheating in hot conditions. It contains ethylene glycol to lower the freezing point and raise the boiling point, ensuring effective temperature control.
Fluorinert™Fluid (Liquid Cooling)Fluorinert™ fluid is a trademarked line of electronic cooling liquids designed for efficient heat transfer in electronic applications, ensuring optimal performance and reliability. Known for high dielectric strength, low toxicity, and chemical stability, Fluorinert™ fluids are crucial to maintain electronic system longevity and reliability.
GaldenFluid (Liquid Cooling)Galden is a high-performance family of fluorinated fluids widely used in electronics for effective heat transfer. Known for excellent thermal stability, chemical inertness, and low toxicity, Galden fluids have high boiling points, ensuring efficient heat dissipation in demanding environments.
General RefridgerantsFluid (Liquid Cooling)General refrigerants facilitate cooling in refrigeration systems by transferring heat through a cycle of compression, condensation, expansion, and evaporation. They enable the refrigeration of spaces or substances.
Polyalphaolefin (PAO)Fluid (Liquid Cooling)Polyalphaolefin fluid, a synthetic lubricating oil, offers excellent thermal stability, oxidation resistance, and low pour points for effective use across a wide temperature range. With high viscosity indices ensuring stable viscosity in varying temperatures, PAO fluids also demonstrate good shear stability, wear resistance, and compatibility with seals and elastomers.
Propylene Glycol and Water (PGW)Fluid (Liquid Cooling)Propylene glycol and water fluid, commonly used in HVAC systems and industries, acts as antifreeze and heat transfer fluid. Enhanced by propylene glycol, it lowers freezing points and raises boiling points, ensuring effective temperature control.
WaterFluid (Liquid Cooling)Water in liquid cooling acts as a heat transfer medium, absorbing heat from electronic components or other sources. Circulating through a closed system, its high specific heat capacity and thermal conductivity effectively dissipate heat and regulate temperatures in liquid cooling setups for electronics or industrial processes.
(Refridgerant 513)Fluid (Liquid Cooling)Refrigerant 513, an hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) refrigerant, is employed in cooling systems due to its low global warming potential (GWP), offering an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional refrigerants.
AluminumMetalAn aluminum alloy blends aluminum with elements like copper, zinc, magnesium, or silicon to enhance its properties. These alloys offer enhanced strength, corrosion resistance, and other favorable characteristics over pure aluminum. Exhibits medium-high thermal conductivity.
CopperMetalA copper alloy blends copper with elements like zinc, tin, and nickel, enhancing its strength, corrosion resistance, and electrical conductivity compared to pure copper. Exhibits high thermal conductivity.
Stainless SteelMetalStainless steel is an alloy of iron, chromium, nickel, and other elements, resists corrosion and staining, offering durability and high tensile strength.
TitaniumMetalTitanium alloys combine titanium with elements like aluminum, vanadium, and nickel, known for a high strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance, and biocompatibility.

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