Industrial-Materials

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

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

TDK - Electronic components and Materials

TDK Museum

Through videos and practical demonstrations, the museum introduces how TDK’s products and technologies, centered on our strength in ferrite and “magnetism”, have played a role in the evolution of society and how TDK will be involved in the coming future society in an easy-to-understand, enjoyable, and experiential manner.

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 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)

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 - 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
Hauptstraße 3, 79356 Eichstetten, Germany.