NEDC has an affinity for an incredible amount of thermal management materials. TIMs, as they are called, have started to replace messy thermal greases & mica in some applications as electronics have become ubiquitous. One of the most popular thermal interface materials that NEDC converts through die cutting is Sil-Pad 2000. The reason for Sil-Pad 2000’s popularity becomes readily apparent after a review of the properties and characteristics of the material.
Sil-Pad 2000 is a silicone elastomer reinforced with fiberglass that is filled with thermally conductive fillers to yield a thermal pad that is quite impressive in its different properties. This pad features a 90 Shore A durometer, and a thermal conductivity of 3.5 W/m-K.* As of this writing, Sil-Pad 2000 has the highest thermal conductivity value in the Sil-Pad family. Despite its high thermal conductivity, it is still a high reliability insulator that features a high volume resistivity of 1011 Ohms.† As with most Bergquist thermal pads, this material features the arduous UL 94 V-O rating. In addition, this material has a impressive continuous usage temperature of -76° to 392°F. This material also comes in a clean, and neat white color. Given Sil-Pad 2000’s high performance, it is found in a number of demanding applications ranging from avionics to high-performance power supplies.
Sil-Pad 2000 can be provided with pressure-sensitive adhesive, on one side or both. Sometimes this is necessary since, compared to some other Sil-Pads, it does not have an inherent tack that is present on some of its TIM counterparts. NEDC commonly die-cuts these materials into special custom or generic shapes for its customers. For more information, or you would like a quote on Sil-Pad 2000 please contact email@example.com.
*This metric was tested per ASTM D5470. The recorded value includes interfacial thermal resistance. These values are provided for reference only. Actual application performance is directly related to the surface roughness, flatness and pressure applied
† This metric was tested per ASTM D257.