03 February 2020
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FAST Live exhibitor makes light of LED challenge

When FAST Live exhibitor Techsil was approached by one of its customers seeking an adhesive to use in the manufacture of LED luminaires, the Warwickshire-based bonding experts recommended its thermally conductive RTV10884G. This popular adhesive doesn’t just provide a strong bond: it also helps dissipate heat away from sensitive electronics, and in this case, it also met an additional requirement for a heat transfer compound to dissipate heat away from the LED boards to the heat sink.

RTV1084G is a ready-to-use one-part grey silicone rubber adhesive which is fast skinning and cures to a 67 Shore A tough rubber with low linear shrinkage. It also exhibits excellent primerless adhesion to many substrates. In this case, RTV1084G was used to attach LEDs to the board, which are hand placed and the adhesive holds the LEDs securely in place so that they can be soldered with ease. The silicon has a thermal conductivity of 2.3 W/mK, and thus acts as a conductor between the LEDs and the circuit board. Visitors to the FAST Live event can see and discuss this bonding solution and many others from the Techsil range at FAST Live.

Entry to FAST Live is free of charge by pre-registration. The event takes place at the acclaimed British Motor Museum on 12th March next year: the venue is located at Gaydon, adjacent to the Aston Martin and JLR plants south of Warwick and just 1 minute from the M40. There is abundant free parking, and for visitors arriving before 1030, a free bacon roll and brew too. Tea and coffee is provided free of charge all day at the event, and pre-registered exhibition visitors can also visit the superb Museum, with almost 300 fascinating cars on show, free of charge too (standard adult entry fee otherwise is £14.50).

Tom Austin-Morgan

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