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
“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.”
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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.
They develop and manufacture electro-deposited copper foils in various IPC grades and thicknesses up to 400µm. 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 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
Hauptstraße 3, 79356 Eichstetten, Germany.
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
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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