This company has developed a new portfolio of silicone-based electrically conductive adhesives (ECAs) with properties to address harsh environmental conditions. The Loctite Ablestik ICP 4000 series can reportedly withstand operating temperatures as high as 200°C and deliver the flexibility required to cope with vibration.

Typical temperature, humidity, shock and storage testing evaluates ECA performance for a period of 1,000 to 1,500 cycles/hours. When validating the properties of the Loctite Ablestik ICP 4000 series materials, however, testing time periods were doubled. The new ECAs reportedly showed good performance even after 3,000 hours of 85°C/85% RH temperature and humidity testing, 3,000 cycles of thermal shock analysis from -40 up to 175°C, and 3,000 hours of heat storage at 175°C.

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