Thermal rubber is a material that promotes thermal conduction. Rubber is a material that does not conduct heat well, but it is used for cooling electronic devices as a material with enhanced thermal conductivity through the use of fillers and other compounding techniques.
Air gaps in contact surfaces reduce the efficiency of heat transfer, but thermal rubber fills these gaps and promotes heat conduction. The material's flexibility allows it to absorb vibration, protecting electronic devices from vibration and improving reliability.
Thermal rubber is soft and, when combined with various components, it transfers heat from heat sources.
In recent years, the demand for miniaturization of electronic devices has increased the thermal load on such devices. Thermal rubber is an indispensable item in the thermal design of these electronic devices because of its high thermal conductivity and the ease of designing shapes that match the target components.
In addition to the above, its electrical insulation properties and good processability make it suitable for use in a wide variety of products, including automobiles as well as electronic equipment.
In electronic devices, they are used in electronic circuits such as transistors for power supplies, CPUs in PCs, and LSIs. In automobiles, it is used in power modules for the batteries, motors, and other drive systems in HEVs and EVs.
There are several types of thermal rubber, but the structure of the silicone type is introduced here.
The silicone type consists of a combination of thermally conductive silicone rubber with high hardness and thermally conductive silicone pads with low hardness. The higher hardness rubber is rigid and easy to handle, while the lower hardness rubber is characterized by good adhesion to the mounting surface.
In general, thermal rubber has excellent thermal conductivity as well as electrical insulation properties. Thermal rubber is highly flexible and adheres closely to devices such as heat sinks to dissipate heat efficiently from heat sources to the outside. Thermal design and thermal management are important for electronic devices, as excessive heat will prevent them from performing at their full potential. Thermal rubber plays an important role as a medium to dissipate heat from the heat source to the cooling area.
On the other hand, depending on the product, adhesion may deteriorate over time or due to external factors. Adhesion or fixation methods should be considered depending on the intended use.
*Including some distributors, etc.
Sort by Features
Sort by Area
Bando Chemical Industries, LTD. was founded in 1906 in Tokyo is a manufacturer of rubber for power transmission and conveyor belts. The company offers an extensive and diversified product portfolio including automotive power transmission belt products, power transmission belt products for two-wheeled vehicles, conveyor belts, efficient rollers, and polyurethane functional parts among others. These products span a wide spectrum of industrial applications including construction, housing complexes in lifts, transportation in factories, and automobiles.
Denka Company Limited, founded in 1915, is a Japanese chemical manufacturer headquartered in Chuo City, Tokyo. The company offers a range of products made with the technology of fine ceramics and organic fine chemicals, such as adhesives, fluorescent materials, functional films, and heat dissipation materials. They also produce automotive parts, belts, hoses, electric wires and cables, and rubber gloves using chloroprene rubber. Additionally, Denka provides products made of polymer solutions, such as food packaging materials, building materials, and electric home appliances. In 2022, Denka launched the New Business Development to develop products and technologies in ICT and energy, healthcare, and sustainable living.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation was founded in 1933 and has a head office in Tokyo, Japan. Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation provides products including chemicals, industrial gases, and health care products to customers globally. Mitsubishi Chemical Group’s performance products division manufactures and distributes. functional food materials, electronic and electrical components, specialty chemicals, and other products. Mitsubishi Chemical health care products include pharmaceuticals, drug discovery solutions, diagnostic reagents, and instruments for medical use. Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation also provides other services such as engineering, information systems, logistics, and consulting.
Jaye Industry Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer of industrial and commercial heating elements, established in 2008 and based in Huizhou, China. Their product line-up includes heating elements for home appliances such as stoves, washing machines, and thermostats alongside elements intended for industrial applications such as flange immersion heaters which may be used to heat tanks of liquid for applications such as water treatment or beverage manufacturing. The company supplies components domestically and to larger international companies such as Coca Cola, Walmart, and Whirlpool, among others.
Shenzhen Superb Heater Technology Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer of several types of industrial electric heating elements. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Superb Heater's main activity is the design, development, and manufacturing of cartridge heaters, ceramic heaters, silicone rubber heaters, thermocouples and other industrial heating elements including temperature-measuring components and production equipment. The company also offers a wide range of services, such as customization, testing, and certification. Superb Heater's products are used by a wide range of customers, including the electronics, automotive, and manufacturing industries.
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., founded in 1926 in Japan, is a manufacturer and distributor of synthetic chemicals and electronic materials, such as semiconductor silicon and rare earth quartz. The company offers a wide range of products, including silicone sealants and rubbers, as well as cellulose derivatives used in foods and pharmaceuticals, and rare earth magnets. The company has four core business segments, including infrastructure chemicals, electronics materials, silicone-based functional agents, and specialized engineering for the development of plant design, construction, and maintenance.
Kingflex Insulation Co., Ltd, established by the Kingway Group in 1979 and based in Dacheng, China, is a manufacturer and supplier of thermal insulation products. The company's product range includes elastomeric NBR/PVC rubber foam insulation sheet roll, Rubber elastomeric foam insulation tube, TUBE-1112-1, TUBE-1119-2, and Kingflex aluminum foil thermal insulation tape. These products are designed for thermal insulation, cold insulation, and noise reduction in buildings and industries. The company also offers services like consultation, research and development, installation guidance, and post-sale service.
Elkem, ASA, established in 1904 and based in Norway, Europe, is a manufacturer and supplier of silicones and silicone-based materials. The company’s product portfolio includes silicone powder, silicon-based materials, foundry alloys, carbon-based materials, and other specialty materials. These products are used in multiple industries such as renewable energy markets, electrical vehicles, mobile, transportation, digital communication, healthcare, and construction. The company also offers repair services, technical support solutions, certified products and quality assurance.
*Including some distributors, etc.
|Number of Companies
7 products are listed.