Using Electrically Conductive Adhesives Instead of Solder

Electrically conductive adhesives play a vital part in the electro- and electronics industries. These adhesives are the perfect choice for attaching and connecting electrical or electronic components. Due to the toxicity and the environmental impact issues, the electronic industry is replacing lead soldering at a fast pace. In fact, in the European Union, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) prohibits the use of lead in consumer electronics. In a growing number of applications, electrically conductive adhesives can be used instead of solders. Crucial for a successful application is not only the right choice of the adhesive, but also the right curing parameters.

In this white paper, Detlef Heindl explores the use of electrically conductive adhesives to replace conventional solders.

Topics Considered:

  • Measuring Conductivity
  • What makes an adhesive electrically conductive
  • How the curing process impacts on the conductivity of adhesives
  • Climatic influences, including humidity on the conductivity of adhesives
  • Curing conductive adhesives with water, cold curing and snap cure

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