Dow Corning 1-4173 is a thermally conductive, flowable adhesive with a high tensile strength. This innovative material is suitable for a wide variety of applications including base plate attach, adhering lids and housings, bonding integrated circuit substrates and heat sink attach, automated or manual dispensing. The advanced adhesive has a UL Flammability classification of UL 94-V0.
Dow Corning 1-4173 Thermally Conductive Adhesive is a one part, gray, heat cure material. This product has a versatile cure processing controlled by temperature. It will also flow away from electronic components which increases reliability. The advanced adhesive is made up of polydimethylsiloxane and Aluminum Oxide. There is no mixing of separate components and when Dow Corning 1-4173 is dispensed it is able to flow, fill and self-level. This product will develop an excellent, primerless adhesion to a variety of substrates including ceramics, epoxy laminate boards, metals, reactive materials and filled plastics.
If this material is heat cured at a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius it will be done in approximately 90 minutes. The silicone should be cured at a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius or higher to ensure a proper cure. The length of pre-cure will be dependent of section thickness and confinement of adhesive. Dow Corning 1-4173 has a service temperature range of -45 to 200 degrees Celsius. At the high and low end of the temperature spectrum the behavior and performance may be altered and become more complex requiring more consideration. A prolonged exposure to solvents to the adhesive will alter the adhesion. This material is only intended to survive a splash or intermittent exposures.
It is extremely significant to comprehend the proper application methods and handling precautions when working with Dow Corning 1-4173 thermally conductive adhesive. This product is not tested nor represented as suitable to be used for medical or pharmaceutical uses. Shelf life of this high quality material will be stated on the product label. Thermally conductive adhesives are recommended to be stored at or below a specific storage temperature. Dow Corning 1-4173 should be stored in its tightly closed container making sure moisture will not corrupt the properties of the adhesive. For more information in regards to the correct handling or safety precautions of this material, refer to the Dow Corning 1-4173 MSDS.
Dow Corning is a groundbreaking manufacturer of innovative silicone adhesives, specialty chemicals and sealants. Dow Corning is a worldwide leader in producing some of the best materials available because of their state-of-the-art formulations and countless years of innovation based engineering. Dow Corning 1-4173 is a cutting-edge adhesive that is extremely well suited for electronic bonding applications. For more information regarding the application methods or sizing of Dow Corning 1-4173 thermally conductive adhesive, contact Krayden Inc., a certified distributor of Dow Corning sealants, adhesives and specialty chemicals. Also refer to the Dow Corning 1-4173 TDS.