Dow’s new DOWSIL EC-6601 Electrically Conductive Adhesive is a silicone adhesive that’s designed for electromagnetic compatibility. It combines shielding against electromagnetic interference across a range of frequencies with durable mechanical and conductive properties over time.
Dow showcased the new adhesive at a recent battery expo, along with the company’s EA-4700 CV Adhesive, which bonds metals and plastics for electronics assembly and offers low levels of volatile condensable materials. Dow also highlighted recent expansions beyond its portfolio of thermally conductive materials, including thermally conductive adhesives, encapsulants, and gap fillers. The company said these materials reflect the changing demands from users of thermal materials for products with both high-performance capabilities and high-volume throughput.
Jeroen Bello, Senior Marketing Manager for New Technologies at Dow, said, “The effect of increased electromagnetic interference in emerging automotive applications spanning electrification, autonomy, and 5G connectivity is driving demand for materials with excellent electrical conductivity, long-lasting performance, and strong EMI shielding. DOWSIL EC-6601 Adhesive provides this unique combination of properties and bonds to a variety of substrates. Dow is investing in solutions that address performance challenges and enable high-volume assembly in markets where connectivity, reliability, productivity, and the ability to meet specific regulatory requirements are especially important.”