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LORD Corporation

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THERMAL MANAGEMENT MATERIALS

We develop world-class thermal management materials for use in electric vehicles, energy storage, motors, LED lighting and other power electronics, such as DC/DC converters and solar micro inverters. 

Experts in customization for specific performance requirements for over 40 years, we specialize in multiple chemistries including epoxies, silicones, urethanes, and acrylics.Whether your application requires the properties of an encapsulant, adhesive or thermal interface material, we will utilize our diverse experience and resources to develop the best solution to meet your performance and cost requirements. 

Search our thermal management products by thermal and electrical conductivity, viscosity, chemistry, cure profile, hardness and more to see if one of our popular preconfigured solutions may meet your needs. If not, we may be able to customize a solution for you.

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THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE PRODUCT FAMILIES

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE CHEMISTRIES

SILICONES

Silicones are one of the most versatile chemistries and offer inherent flexibility spanning over a wide temperature range (-75°C to +200°C). Silicone products are widely known to protect fragile electronic components and modules where flame and high temperature resistance and permanent flexibility are top priorities. We offer platinum-cured, soft silicone and condensation-cured silicone rubbers, either unfilled clear or filled.

EPOXIES

Epoxies provide strength, versatility, durability, adhesion, chemical resistance and high temperature tolerance in adhesive, potting and encapsulant applications. These products can be formulated to fit a variety of applications and requirements thanks to the wide availability of raw materials. We offer a wide range of epoxy products from extremely flexible to highly-rigid casting materials, either filled or unfilled, that are thermally and/or electrically conductive and flame retardant.

URETHANES

Urethanes are considered to be a great alternative to silicones when high temperature resistance is not required. For electronic packaging, urethanes are known to work best in low-temperature applications. They protect stress-sensitive electronic devices and act as a barrier against water. We offer low viscosity urethane products ranging from soft gels to semi-rigid casting materials that are designed to fit a variety of applications.

ACRYLICS

Acrylic-based adhesives are primarily used to bond metals, composites and a large number of thermoplastic materials. They require little to no surface preparation or primers and cure at room temperature. Acrylics offer toughness that delivers impact resistance, excellent low- and high-temperature performance, and desirable in-service fatigue life on top of high structural strength in bonded assemblies.

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE APPLICATION EXAMPLES

With the increase in energy density thanks to new battery technologies, there is now an even greater need to continually handle the heat generated during charge/discharge cycles. Our thermally conductive solutions enable proper heat flow, which results in improved thermal performance and ultimately a longer-lasting product for your customer.

Whether you’re looking for help managing the heat in your battery pack, the strong bond of an adhesive or a material to fill in some gaps, we offer a robust portfolio of materials for all cell types — cylindrical, pouch and prismatic. We can help you select the correct material for your application that aligns with your cost targets and optimize your process to improve performance.

Inductors and transformers see a significant amount of electrical current during charging. These currents generate heat, thereby limiting charger output (kW) and decreasing the unit’s life. Our thermally conductive solutions enable proper heat flow, resulting in improved thermal performance and ultimately a longer-lasting product for your customer. Since our encapsulants have a low viscosity, they flow easily into the tiniest crevices, enabling better impregnation of irregularly shaped magnetic components and helping to reduce inductor hum.

We offer a range of gap fillers that can provide a thermal interface between your charger’s magnetics and cooling plate. We can help you select the correct material for your application that aligns with your cost targets and optimize your process to improve performance.

Check out the significant temperature difference between a motor potted with a LORD thermally conductive material and an unpotted motor.

Heat robs a motor of power and shortens its life. Our thermally conductive epoxy and silicone encapsulants help manage that heat, which enables you to increase the power density of your motor and extend its life. In fact, our studies have shown a temperature decrease of up to 50°C or an increase in power output up to at least 30% when using our materials.

Not sure what’s the best solution for your application? We can help you select the correct material for your application that aligns with your cost targets and optimize your process to improve performance.

Power Electronics

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In order to extend the life of your power electronics, you need to maintain low thermal resistance and protect it from shock, moisture, and debris. Our low viscosity, highly thermally conductive pottants provide a robust thermal interface, as well as protect delicate electrical components.

Additionally, we offer a variety of thermal interface materials — available in gels, greases, adhesives and gap fillers — that will not only improve heat flow but also provide excellent isolation and dampening. We can help you select the correct material for your application that aligns with your cost targets and optimize your process to improve performance.

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