Bodo Möller Chemie and Henkel Adhesive Technologies expand cooperative partnership News for the Swiss electrical and electronics industry
With the aim of consolidating their positions on the market, Bodo Möller Chemie Group and Henkel Adhesive Technologies added Switzerland to their collaboration very recently. This expanded partnership centers on thermal interface materials (TIMs). Henkel’s Bergquist® thermal management materials are used to conduct heat away from power electronics, thus ensuring electronic components not only remain efficient but also work reliably for a long time.
Widening its cooperative partnership with Henkel Adhesive Technologies Switzerland allows Bodo Möller Chemie to extend its portfolio in the electrical and electronics industry segment to include TIMs of the Bergquist® brand. What’s more, the Bodo Möller Chemie Cutting Competence Center offers a cutting service designed especially for Bergquist® materials. “The cooperative partnership with Henkel Adhesive Technologies allows us to assist and advise our Swiss customers regarding the optimum TIM for their application. We use a plotter so that we can deliver precise, customized parts for samples or series production,” states Philipp Capol, Site Director Switzerland at Bodo Möller Chemie. The in-house Cutting Competence Center is able to cut thermally conductive materials using a kiss-cut or through-cut work process. Quality assurance is then carried out with suitable measuring instruments, which check components and perform optical measurements on them. This allows for almost all contours and production to be replicated at all development stages – from prototypes through to series manufacture.
Advantages of TIMs (thermal interface materials): Efficient thermal conductivity
Electronic components such as processors generate a great deal of heat during their operation. With an extremely low thermal conductivity of a mere 0.025 W/mK, air is one of the least efficient heat conductors. TIMs help dissipate this heat from components efficiently, thus preventing overheating due to heat buildup, which could impair performance or shorten component lifespans. TIMs also smooth out any uneven surfaces, tolerance deviations, or roughness to create an optimal contact surface. This reduces thermal resistance and enhances heat transfer. Last of all, TIMs offer the benefit that materials can be easily integrated into the assembly process with replicable quality.”