Anisotropic conductive adhesives speed curing methods
Stephen LawElectronics Production / Materials adhesives Anisotropic conductive materials or ‘Z-axis’ production
CREATIVE MATERIALS Anisotropic conductive adhesives, or ‘Z-axis’ adhesives, mange lower-temperatures and deliver faster curing methods, increasing the potential breadth of applications and facilitate faster manufacturing and assembly through-put. Standard and custom formulations meet the specific requirements of a wide-range of applications and are extremely useful in electronic designs where high signal density is required in a small package. Critical in applications where electrical shorts between closely spaced contacts are a concern, product applications include conductive splicing of ribbon cables, PTF circuits, electrical attachment of surface mounted devices, LCD manufacturing, and RFID antenna assembly. Suitable for application by stenciling, screen-printing, and syringe dispensing, products feature improved adhesion to Kapton, Mylar, glass, polycarbonate, steel and a variety of other substrates, as well as bonding to rubber. Unlike conventional conductive materials, anisotropic conductive adhesives are very resistant to heat and thermocycling, provide superior conductivity, and are less sensitive to handling and extremes of ambient conditions. In addition, they are resistant to chemicals, scratching and creasing.