Electrolube Launch New Encapsulation Resins For The Indian Market

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Electrolube’s new silicone encapsulation resins, SC4004 and SC4003, are highly suited for automotive and power supply applications.

Electrolube, the leading electro-chemicals and circuit protection specialist, has launched a brand new series of encapsulation resins specifically for the Indian market. Formulated at the company’s manufacturing facility in Bangalore, the new resins have been produced using local materials to ensure highly competitive pricing and short lead times.

Leveraging group technical support and key local knowledge, Electrolube’s Indian team identified local customers’ requirements in terms of budgetary restraints and production methodologies and created five cost-effective new resins with higher specifications than existing products on the market. The new encapsulants also carry a full seal of approval from the UK parent company for quality and innovation compliant with internationally recognised standards.

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The new resins not only deliver on affordability but also offer customers excellent, high-performance alternatives to existing resin products from brands such as Dow Corning and Elantas. Electrolube’s new silicone encapsulation resins, SC4004 and SC4003, are highly suited for automotive and power supply applications. SC4004, an alternative solution to Dow Corning’s CN-8760, has a high level of thermal conductivity (1.0 W/m.K) enabling efficient heat dissipation and is suitable for wide temperature range – up to +220 0 C for short excursions of up to 30 minutes. SC4003 has a temperature range of -60 to +200 0 C (up to +220 0 C for short excursions of up to 30 minutes) and meets UL94 V-0. Both silicone products feature user-friendly 1:1 ratio with the added benefit of fast cure mechanisms at room temperature and are very competitively priced, considering the market’s increasing silicone prices.

The two-part, thermally conductive epoxy encapsulation resins, ER6003 and ER6004, are ideally suited to applications for rectifier regulators, CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition), electronic fuel injector circuit potting encapsulation, motor winding applications, cable gland potting and encapsulation of LED driver units. Good flow characteristics also enable effective potting of difficult and complex geometries. ER6003, an effective alternative to Shimokote 9, offers a broad temperature range from -40 to +160 0 C (up to +180 0 C for short excursions of up to 30 minutes) and ER6004 ranges from -40 to +180 0 C (up to +200 0 C for short excursions of up to 30 minutes). ER6004, a viable alternative to CN-8760 and Shimokote 11, is also unique within the family group of epoxy resins as it cures as a softer resin than usual. This feature allows the unit to be reworked or repaired if required, while still offering the same levels of protection.

The silicone-modified epoxy resin ER6007 is a repairable black resin mixed in a simple 1:1 ratio. The special characteristics of this encapsulation compound determine its suitability for LED drivers, power surge protection devices and power supplies. The temperature range is -40 to +180 0 C (up to +200 0 C for short excursions of up to 30 minutes) and the thermal conductivity level is 0.66 W/m.K.

Electrolube India’s General Manager, Padmanabha Shaktivelu, comments: “The innovative new resin solutions are a prime example of Electrolube’s dedicated approach to solving problems. With a strong ethos of both research and collaboration, we are continually developing new products, not only to ensure that the product is cost-effective and right for the job, but also to advise and help our customers choose the safest, most appropriate and an economical method of application.”

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