Thermal management: Problems and Solutions

Posted on 19 February 2018 by Jade Bridges
Tags: Thermal Management, Knowledge Base, Thermal Shock, solutions people

In my last piece I expressed what I hoped would prove a good starting point for my series of articles on the all-important subject of thermal management. This was a five-point guide, which I was able to compile based on the many questions that our customer support teams field every day on the telephone, at exhibitions and when visiting customers’ premises. I do hope readers have found it useful.

This month I’d like to progress…

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How BSI training and advice helped award winning company HK Wentworth transition early to the new standard for the automotive industry, IATF 16949

Posted on 17 January 2018 by Electrolube
Tags: BSI

“BSI offered outstanding advice on areas where we needed to do a little bit more to meet the new requirements”

Ron Jakeman,Managing Director, HK Wentworth

The business in brief

Founded some 75 years ago, Leicestershire-based electrochemicals company HK Wentworth is a global manufacturer supplying the aerospace, automotive, LED lighting, and IT and office equipment sectors. A medium-sized business, it won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2016. It has worked with BSI since the…

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Which Conformal Coatings Are Best Suited To Automotive Electronics?

Posted on 05 January 2018 by Phil Kinner
Tags: Conformal Coatings, Knowledge Base, Automotive Electronics,

In my blog this month, I thought I would touch on some issues raised at an interview for a magazine recently in which I was asked what I thought the driving factors were behind the advance of automotive electronics, and how this affected Electrolube as a conformal coatings manufacturer.

The automotive electronics industry has evolved rapidly during the last decade and working in the conformal coating industry means that I have experienced this evolution first hand.  The most striking aspect for me is the speed in which the industry has…

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Thermal Management: The Heat is On

Posted on 05 December 2017 by Jade Bridges
Category: The Solutions People
Tags: Thermal Management, Knowledge Base, The Solutions People, Resins

For some months now, my colleague Alistair Little has been taking a close look at resins and their role in circuit protection across an array of applications. He now hands the reins over to me, Jade Bridges, and in this, the first of what I hope will be a series of informative blogs, I am going to focus on the all-important subject of thermal management. First, though, let me introduce myself.

I've worked for Electrolube for 14 years now, starting as a Development Chemist, then as the Research & Development Manager working…

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Resins past, present and future: Keeping pace with a fast-moving industry

Posted on 01 November 2017 by Alistair Little
Category: The Lab, The Solutions People
Tags: Resins, Polymers,

I have been working with polymers and resins for more than 20 years now and, modesty aside, have been involved in a number of significant developments ranging from structural composite resin and pre-preg systems for the aerospace and automotive industries, to my current activities with Electrolube and a strong team of chemists, formulating new resins for the protection of modern electrical and electronic assemblies.

Over this period, the electronics industry has witnessed an extraordinary rate of technological change - and we chemists…

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