Technical Articles

Technical Articles

The powerful impact of protecting future LED lighting applications, including improved growth of animals, plants and algae.

Tags: Encapsulation Resins, Thermal Management, Potting Compounds, LEDs

Jade Bridges describes some interesting applications of LEDs and looks at how modern protective compounds and thermal management materials are enhancing the performance and prolonging the life of LED lighting units exposed to challenging indoor and outdoor environments, with positive powerful results.

It is hard to ignore the phenomenal growth of the LED market, spurred on by new applications, advertisements for energy saving and company policies to switch to more efficient lighting systems.…

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Supporting the Future: Reliability and Protection in the Power Electronics Industry

Tags: Thermal management, Power Electronics

The need to reduce climate change is prevalent, with global recognition of its impact resulting in many targets being put into place to ensure that dramatic changes in our energy usage occur. The EU has devised the 2020 package with reductions based on 1990 levels. The package includes a 20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions, 20% of energy from renewable sources and a 20% improvement in efficiency by 2020(1). Some countries also have their own targets; for example, the UK is looking to achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions…

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Conformal Coating Materials That Don’t Crack Under Pressure

Tags: 2K Range, Conformal Coating

Electrolube Put Two Component (2K) Conformal Coating Materials to the Test

The performance requirements of conformal coatings continue to become ever more challenging, as electronics are increasingly subjected to ever more hostile operating environments.  Simultaneously, environmental legislation continues to evolve, with an emphasis on reducing solvent usage and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions. The use of solvent-less silicone conformal coatings is now mature, but often these materials cannot be used due to the…

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