In an effort to advance silicones for automotive light detection and ranging (LiDAR) applications, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. (SESA) will exhibit at the second annual Automotive LiDAR 2019 Conference and Exhibition, which will be held September 25-26 in Dearborn, Mich. In addition, SESA will sponsor a breakfast on Thursday, September 26, followed by a conference presentation from 9:45-9:55 a.m.
SESA’s focus for LiDAR and automotive sensors will reportedly be its silicone thermal interface materials (TIMs); visible light-blocking encapsulants; UV-curable, low-modulus adhesives; and anti-smudge coatings. Key LiDAR-based application products that SESA will showcase at the event include: SDP gap filler series materials, an air encapsulant series that comprises a silicone-based polymer packaging material that provides infrared ray transparency and visible light absorption for infrared ray devices, and the SUBELYNTM™ anti-smudge coating for displays.
“Shin-Etsu’s depth of experience and knowledge as a silicone material leader in automotive sensor market has provided a spring board for us to invest in the future of key LiDAR market segments,” said Chad Kobylanski, SESA’s Thermal Interface Materials Western regional manager. “We strive to be at the forefront of this, by developing essential RTV & TIM products and solutions for these unique and demanding applications.”