Mahwah, N.J. MH&W International now supplies Keratherm 86/82, a high tensile strength, thermal interface material (TIM) that improves heat transfer from ICs and other components to heat sinks.
Keratherm 86/82 is a thermally conductive, electrically isolating silicone film with a reinforcing fiberglass layer for tear and cut-through resistance. Thermal impedance is 0.05 W/mK, and thermal conductivity is 6.5 W/m-K. With its fiberglass layer, 86/22 has a tensile strength of 20 N/mm2. The material meets UL 94V-0 flame class requirements, and its continuous use temperature range is -40°C to +200°C.
Available in kiss-cut shapes on continuous rolls for easy peel-and-place installation, the fiberglass layer of the 86/22 allows easy removal and reapplication of 86/22 pads. Pads are inherently tacky and will stick to heat sinks during assembly. An optional adhesive coating allows permanent attachment.
Keratherm 86/82 pads are available in a wide range of standard or custom configurations. Standard material thickness is 0.250 mm (9.8 mil), and pads are also available in 0.300, 0.400 and 0.500-mm thicknesses (11.8, 15.7, and 19.6 mil).
Pricing: Volume pricing starts at $0.30 per square inch for standard 86/22 material.
Product information: 86/82
MH&W International, 1-201-891-8800, www.mhw-thermal.com