Automotive manufacturers have a strong incentive to reduce energy consumption in both their vehicles and manufacturing processes. Adhesives are a critical component in vehicle manufacturing, and the choice of adhesive can have a significant impact on energy consumption and overall efficiency. TECHSiL, a technical specialist in adhesives, offers adhesive solutions that can play a pivotal role in achieving these energy-saving goals, particularly in the assembly of electronic components.
One key innovation is the use of UV-cure adhesives in automotive electronic applications, which can lead to energy reduction in several ways. Faster curing time allows for reduced cycle time, lower energy consumption is required to cure the material, necessitating the need for high-energy heating systems and reducing the thermal stress put onto components; UV-cure adhesives allow for a precision application with instant bond, improved reliability and eliminates the use of solvents from the assembly.
TECHSiL has launched a new range of UV curable silicone sealing materials known as the TECHSiL RTV UV Series Silicones. These materials offer a dual-cure feature, combining UV primary curing with secondary moisture curing at room temperature or thermal curing. This dual-cure feature addresses challenges in shadowed areas with limited UV light penetration, ensuring a complete cure. These materials are versatile, easily dispensed, and compatible with tight spaces, making them suitable for use in automotive display modules. Additionally, they possess soft post-cure properties that alleviate stress on delicate electronic components, further contributing to their reliability.
The TECHSiL RTV UV Series Silicones are available in various grades and packaging options, providing flexibility for automotive assembly processes. This innovative range of adhesives showcases TECHSiL's commitment to energy-efficient adhesive solutions for the automotive industry.
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