Description   Electrical and electronic resins are used in electrical, electronic, and semiconductor applications and include:   Adhesives Greases Pads Stock shapes Tapes Encapsulants Potting compounds Thermal interface materials Electrically conductive substances Applications   Electrical and electronic resins are used in many industries and applications. Some products are used in the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs). Others are designed for...
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Q & A on Electrical and Electronic Resins

We asked our users for their input on Electrical and Electronic Resins. Here are the results of 63 users familiar with Electrical and Electronic Resins.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing electrical resin and electronic compound design?
10 answers
Answers:
Non-hazardous green technologies. The resins need to be safe for production personnel to use.
~Mark G, Design Engineer, Agawam, MA
The use of solvent-less epoxy instead of polyester was a large jump forward years ago.
~Mogens A, Engineering Consultant, Fredericia, Denmark
For us , the size and speed that motors are running/turning. Also the heat that they have to be able to operate in.
~Rick W, "Shop Foreman", Memphis, TN
Need for good working life with short cure duration (lean manufacturing/flow processing)
~Kent M., Process Engineer, South Bend, IN
High Temperature Rating Resins Lower Hazard Constituents.
~Research & Development, Westbury, Great Britain
Non-TCPA high temperature materials. epoxy/novolac
~Florham Park, NJ
Environment concern, new regulation.
~Gabriel Tam, Marketing/Sales, Hong Kong, China
Miniaturization of HV power supplies.
~Quality Control/Assurance, Ronkonkoma, NY
Halogen-free and green chemistry.
~Dave C, Quality Control, Cary, IL
At the nanoscale
~Dr. Benoy C, Consultant & Test Provider, Lake Ariel, PA

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative electrical resins and electronic compounds?
11 answers
Answers:
We use resins from Dolphs and VonRoll. We are not getting into much else at the moment.
~Rick W, "Shop Foreman", Memphis, TN
SolEpoxy (formerly Henkel), Duresco
~Florham Park, NJ
Epoxies Etc., Dow Corning.
~Mark G, Design Engineer, Agawam, MA
Elantas Beck, Dow Corning
~Engineering, Design, Modrice, Czech Republic
Dolph, Dow Corning
~Engineering, Process/Production, Willoughby, OH
GE, Dymax, Henkel
~Dave C, Quality Control, Cary, IL
Swiss companies
~Bongani M, Research & Development, Johanessburg, RSA
Huntsman CVC
~Research & Development, Westbury, Great Britain
Epoxylite
~Mogens A, Engineering Consultant, Fredericia, Denmark
3M, Lord
~Kent M., Process Engineer, South Bend, IN
Elantas
~Gabriel Tam, Marketing/Sales, Hong Kong, China

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used electrical resins and electronic compounds for?
14 answers
Answers:
Toroids, chip inductors, smt bga reflow stabilization, conformal coating of components and circuit boards.
~Dave C, Quality Control, Cary, IL
Filling the cavity of a hollow ceramic insulator with a circuit board mounted inside.
~Engineering, Process/Production, Willoughby, OH
Rewinding of large medium voltage electric motors and dry transformers.
~Mogens A, Engineering Consultant, Fredericia, Denmark
Circuit boards, Electric motor components (windings ,both ac and dc).
~Rick W, "Shop Foreman", Memphis, TN
Magnets which are used in copper belts minings
~Bongani M, Research & Development, Johanessburg, RSA
Potting and encapsulation of PC boards.
~Mark G, Design Engineer, Agawam, MA
Contacting ultrasonic transducers.
~Research & Development, Lund, Sweden
Aerospace, encapsulation adhesion
~Quality Control/Assurance, Ronkonkoma, NY
Encapsulation of solenoid coils
~Florham Park, NJ
Asynchron motors and PM motors
~Engineering, Design, Modrice, Czech Republic
Motor, Transformer insulation
~Gabriel Tam, Marketing/Sales, Hong Kong, China
Potting, bonding, sealing
~Kent M., Process Engineer, South Bend, IN
Transformer impregnation
~Engineering, Design, Waterloo, Canada
Potting Encapsulation
~Research & Development, Westbury, Great Britain

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that electrical resins and electronic compounds have been used for.
5 answers
Answers:
Thermally Stimulated Discharge Current properties.
~Dr. Benoy C, Consultant & Test Provider, Lake Ariel, PA
To improve heat capacity for rotors with copper windings for asynchronous motors.
~Mogens A, Engineering Consultant, Fredericia, Denmark
UV cure resin.
~Gabriel Tam, Marketing/Sales, Hong Kong, China
Taking assemblies together.
~Kent M., Process Engineer, South Bend, IN
For Painting
~Bongani M, Research & Development, Johanessburg, RSA

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of electronic counters and electronic timers?
1 answers
Answers:
Improper curing failed Hi-Pot testing.
~Mark G, Design Engineer, Agawam, MA

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
10 answers
Answers:
A good jack of all trades would be nice, but not realistic. Really I'd be thrilled to have a potting compound that sealed reliably against ETFE insulation with no additional prep.
~Kent M., Process Engineer, South Bend, IN
High temperature chemical resistance good color retention
~Florham Park, NJ
Very thin layers with reasonable conductivity.
~Research & Development, Lund, Sweden
Eco friendly, high temperature, good tack.
~Dave C, Quality Control, Cary, IL
Shorter curing time and lower gel time.
~Mogens A, Engineering Consultant, Fredericia, Denmark
UL 94 V-O without the use of fillers.
~Mark G, Design Engineer, Agawam, MA
Low Viscosity High Purity Novolac
~Research & Development, Westbury, Great Britain
Fast cure, easy handle
~Gabriel Tam, Marketing/Sales, Hong Kong, China
Rapid development
~Dr. Benoy C, Consultant & Test Provider, Lake Ariel, PA
Is to go beyond the world expectations.
~Bongani M, Research & Development, Johanessburg, RSA

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of electrical resins and electronic compounds?
6 answers
Answers:
Watch out for shelf life issues. Also be careful not to overlook temperature considerations.
~Kent M., Process Engineer, South Bend, IN
Make sure the resin has reached a full cure before doing anything with it.
~Rick W, "Shop Foreman", Memphis, TN
They must make sure that they use the correct specification and MSDS.
~Bongani M, Research & Development, Johanessburg, RSA
Storage condition & follow curing cycle specification.
~Gabriel Tam, Marketing/Sales, Hong Kong, China
Avoid highly toxic materials.
~Mark G, Design Engineer, Agawam, MA
Avoid products with solvents.
~Mogens A, Engineering Consultant, Fredericia, Denmark

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using electrical resins and electronic compounds?
6 answers
Answers:
Research, research, research. Its a pain, because most companies don't have very good websites for researching or selecting the best resin for the application.
~Kent M., Process Engineer, South Bend, IN
Yes, its very helpful to use electrical resins because they work well for the new technology.
~Bongani M, Research & Development, Johanessburg, RSA
Push suppliers to be transparent about environmental concerns.
~Dave C, Quality Control, Cary, IL
Consider for long term performance instead of cheapest price.
~Gabriel Tam, Marketing/Sales, Hong Kong, China
Make sure the proper dispensing equipment is used.
~Mark G, Design Engineer, Agawam, MA
Cheaper is not always better.
~Rick W, "Shop Foreman", Memphis, TN


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