LORD Corporation Develops New Thermally Conductive Silicone Encapsulant for Oil & Gas Industry
A new thermally conductive silicone encapsulant is available from LORD Corporation.
Designed to provide excellent thermal conductivity and flexibility for electrical/electronic encapsulating applications, the LORD® SC-420 retains desirable properties associated with silicones. With low shrinkage and stress on components as it cures, SC-420 is composed of an addition-curing polydimethyl siloxane polymer that will not depolymerize when heated in confined spaces for added durability. When compared to other highly thermal conductive materials, SC-420 maintains low viscosity for ease of component encapsulation.
"Developed to fit the needs of oil and gas industry, the LORD® SC-420 thermally conductive silicone encapsulant materials are available in a liquid potting form and are also easily molded into preformed casings that can be customized to protect electronic components used in the harshest downhole environments," said Nicole Wood, Energy Global Market Manager at LORD Corporation.
SC-420 builds on a long history of innovation and technical leadership in silicone, urethane and epoxy encapsulant formulation at LORD. LORD has expanded its encapsulant solution portfolio by developing a cost-effective, thermally conductive encapsulant suitable for demanding applications including wireline, MWD, and LWD tools. LORD Corporation has worked with Ultimate Solutions, LLC, maker of preformed casings, to ensure that the material provides superior thermal conductivity, improved molding properties, and the resistance to harsh environments compared to currently available solutions.
More information on LORD SC-420 can be found at http://www.lord.com/oilandgas. Additional information can be obtained by contacting LORD Corporation by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (877) ASK-LORD.