Silicone based products from Dow Corning

A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services.

Silicone based products from Dow Corning

Silicone based products from Dow Corning

“Xiameter is a web-enabled global silicones supplier. With Dow Corning reliability, Xiameter offers more than 400 commonly-used products online”

Silicones from Xiameter – the Global Silicones Supplier

“Silicones have found use in HBLEDs for many critical needs – providing electrical and environmental protection, increasing light-extraction, minimizing heat build-up and forming lenses that provide options for specific light distribution patterns and intensities.”

High Brightness LED Tutorial

Silicones are polymers that include silicon together with carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and sometimes other chemical elements.

Silicone at Wikipedia

Frederick Kipping was the chemist who pioneered the study of the organic compounds of silicon (Organosilicons), and invented the term silicone.


You know that Silicones play an important role to electronics manufacturing. When you want to Insulate a Power Device from the heatsink, Silpad is used in place of Mica. In some situations, where a higher temperature is expected, Mica or Alumina is inevitable, but these are fragile.

Silicone shrink sleeves, Silicone Insulating Sheaths or Surfaces, provide good electrical insulation and Thermal stability to survive in the industrial environment.

Mersen – Materials and Electrical Technologies

Mersen is a leader in electrical specialties and graphite-based materials. They provide sophisticated graphite products for the semiconductor fab process. They have power electronics components like cooling devices, busbars and semiconductor fuses.

Mersen – Materials and Electrical Technologies

They offer advanced materials for extreme industrial environments. These are like graphite, reactive metals, ceramics and polymers. They also manufacture polysilicon used in photovoltaic panels and have products and solutions for semiconductor fabrication.

Their products contribute to the safety and reliability of products like motors and generators which are important inn the areas of Energy Generation and Distribution.

Surge protection components

History – 1950 Le Carbone Lorraine takes over the worldwide distribution of products for Ferraz, an industrial fuse manufacturer based in Lyon.

Ferraz Shawmut – Power Components (now part of Mersen)

Industrial fuses, circuit protection, power interconnection, thermal management used in areas of power quality, power conversion, industrial controls.(Earlier Record in delabs)

Gould Electronics – Copper Products for Electronics

They develop and manufacture electro-deposited copper foils in various IPC grades and thicknesses up to 400┬Ám. These are used in high-end multilayer PCB. Electro-deposited copper foil forms the heart of many electronic gadgets and equipment we use today.

Gould Electronics – Copper Products for Electronics

GOULD Electronics is a global leader in the market for copper foil products and the partner of numerous leading copper clad manufacturers and board shops.

“Electrodeposited copper foil has been used for half a century as raw material in microelectronics.”

GOULD Electronics History

  • First patent for electroplating copper foil issued to Edison – 1908
  • First production of ED copper foil in Eichstetten, Germany – 1963

Reverse Treated Copper Foil - Gould Electronics

Reverse treated copper foil is manufactured by applying copper nodularization, brass thermal barrier and passivation to the shiny smooth side of the foil rather than to the roughened matte side of the foil as is done when manufacturing conventional copper foil.

The treatment of RTC foils compared to standard foils provides faster, cleaner etching with more vertical sidewalls. Inner layer yields can be higher due to the cleaner etching and less undercutting of photo-resist.

GOULD Electronics GmbH
Hauptstra├če 3, 79356 Eichstetten, Germany.

3M – Electrical and Electronics Solutions

Thier history of 3M starts at 1902. The world’s first waterproof sandpaper, which reduced airborne dusts during automobile manufacturing, was developed around the 20s.

They are known for Scotch Cellophane Tape for box sealing. In 1980, 3M introduced Post-it-Notes.

“..leading supplier of innovative solutions to the electrical, electronics, and telecommunications industries.”

3M – Electrical and Electronics Solutions

Utilities & Power – Solutions that support energy related engineering products.

Electrical – Construction and maintenance, industrial and utility applications, OEM solutions.

Communication Technologies – FTTX to xDSL to Wireless. 3M Network of Networks.

Electronics Design & Manufacturing

They address three major needs – Quality, Protection, and Performance..

Main Product Lines for EE Community

  • Thermal Management Materials
  • EMI/EMC Materials
  • Static Control Solutions
  • Touch Screens and Displays

3M MicroTouch EX II Series - TouchPen

The 3M MicroTouch EX II Series surface capacitive controllers provide flexibility and feature-rich functionality for touch screen applications offering high resolution touch coordinates, on-chip RAM, and a wide operating/storage temperature range.

TDK – Electronic components and Materials

Electronic components, materials and power supplies to factory automation systems, anechoic chambers, test systems and more.TDK EMC components.

TDK – Electronic components and Materials

TDK was founded in Japan on 7 December 1935 to manufacture iron-based magnetic material ferrite, which had been recently invented by Yogoro Kato and Takeshi Takei. In 1952 they began production of magnetic tapes, with compact cassette tapes following in 1966; it is for these that the company is most widely noted

CAT is free software which displays the electric characteristics of TDK EMC components. Please use as a tool when EMC components are selected.

Sensors from TDK

Sensors from TDK

Boedeker Plastics – Industrial Plastics

Boedeker Plastics stocks the widest variety of engineering and industrial plastics in the industry

Boedeker Plastics – Industrial Plastics

“Our machine shop was created to fill a need that we saw in the industry – the need for quality machined parts, provided quickly and at a fair price. We machine only plastics and we specialize in high-performance plastics.”

  • Plastic Materials Selection Guide
  • Industry Applications Index
  • Sortable Material Properties Table
  • UL94 Fire Retardant Testing Overview

Boedeker Plastics - Industrial Plastics

Electrical Power & Electronics Applications

“Plastics can withstand high voltages and high temperatures without degradation. The insulating properties of plastics are well-known, but some materials are available which are surface- or volume-conductive…”

Durostone – materials are designed and typically recommended for use in manufacturing solder pallets for wave-solder applications of printed circuit boards (PCB’s).

Boedeker Plastics, Inc.
904 West 6th Street, Shiner, Texas 77984 USA