To ensure component safety in electrical & electronic applications, dielectic property is a critical criteria that tapes have to provide in the Electrical and Electronic Equipment market (EEE).
The weak link for electrostatic discharge incidents is quite commonly the PSA. The electrostatic discharge passes directly through the traditional PSA to find an active circuit with an opposite electrical potential.
Some of silicone PSAs' specific applications in the EEE industry.
The special properties of the silicon-oxygen bonds determine the extraordinary performance of silicones. Thanks to the strong silicon-oxygen bonds, much stronger than carbon-carbon bonds of organic polymers, silicone materials make better electrical insulators than other types of PSA and are more resistant to oxidation.
Furthermore arc and corona resistance and low dissipation factor are critical criteria allowing silicone PSAs to be used in the harshest environments such as those commonly found in aerospace and flexible circuitry applications.
Printed electronic assembly, flexible circuitry, break systems, transfer decals, release paper, aircraft, aerospace, thermal spray coating applications, etc.