Adhesive Dispensing Manuel Heidrich Head of Sales, Polytec PT GmbH
“Thermally conductive materials and adhesives face increasingly complex requirements: the highest possible heat transfer rates combined with a density that is as low as possible, with optimum handling properties at the lowest possible price. In the case of heat transfer compounds for battery production, we have been working for some time with innovative fillers that have a very low density. This allows customers to reduce the weight of components and to save costs. Another advantage of some of our products is their low abrasiveness, which causes less wear within the system and reduces downtimes. In addition, all our products are free from silicones.
For us, the main focus is on the automated processing of our products. It is always an exciting moment when the new material flows out of the metering head or mixing tube for the first time. We ensure that the high pressures inside the metering system do not lead to separation of the matrix and the fillers. We also make sure that additional equipment is not needed for the preconditioning of the material (e.g. stirring). When our colleagues from the Atlas Copco Innovation Center in Bretten say that our product is “uncomplicated”, we see this as praise.
From the point of view of a material producer, the expertise of Atlas Copco is extremely valuable for developing a heat transfer compound that needs to be dispensed in large quantities within a short space of time. For us, Atlas Copco sets the benchmark for metering our thermally conductive products. It is only here that we can simulate series production conditions. Cooperation with the Innovation Centers across the globe is characterized by a high degree of professionalism, reliability and trust – with this cooperation, we can also tackle unconventional topics in an innovative way.”