Electrolube, global manufacturer of electro-chemicals is currently exhibiting at LED Expo India 2017, (Stands L54 and L74) and noted some significant market changes relating to thermal management of LEDs. As a direct result of long-term reliability concerns and contamination from silicone, a move by global LED manufacturers is shifting demand towards non-silicone thermal management products. This is further supported by the report from the Lighting Industry Association. The move by global LED manufacturers is additionally being fueled by an increasing global shortage of silicones with some manufacturers of silicone thermal management products warning of up to 25% price increases. Resolution of this shift in demand and trend for non-silicone solutions is expected to last until 2022.
Electrolube offers a range of both silicone and non-silicone thermal interface materials designed to maximise the efficiency of heat transfer, the latter being provided for critical applications. The non-curing pastes can be applied in thin layers dramatically reducing the thermal resistance at the interface. HTC, HTCX and HTCP are all non-silicone heat transfer compounds with wide operating temperature ranges and high levels of thermal conductivity. Additionally, the ‘Xtra’ range of thermal products feature an increase in comparative thermal conductivity, lower oil bleed and lower evaporation weight loss with almost no compromise in usability and viscosity. Electrolube’s HTCPX (Non-Silicone Heat Transfer Compound Plus Xtra) allows a wide operating temperature range of -50oC to +180oC and an exceptional thermal conductivity of 3.40 W/m.K.
Electrolube’s extensive manufacturing base in Bangalore is ideally placed to respond the demands of LED manufacturers and offer consistent local supply of non-silicone thermal management materials. In keeping with the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative this local supply facilitates significantly reduced lead times and shipping.
Ron Jakeman, Managing Director of Electrolube, said, “Following the recent trends for non-silicone thermal management solutions, we are in a strong position to respond swiftly to the changing needs of the market. Our local manufacturing and supply operation is a massive bonus for the LED market in India. Local technical experts are available to offer advice and technical support and of course, we completely avoid lengthy import and shipping delays. Electrolube is a global company manufacturing on 3 continents, giving genuine security of supply chain, and our experienced technical support team are easily accessible to give advice on tricky applications. “
As winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2016 and an ISO 14001 qualified manufacturer of specialist chemical products supplying the world’s leading manufacturers of electronic, industrial and domestic devices, Electrolube is a trusted provider of high performance chemical solutions, formulated with the utmost responsibility to the environment and operator.