Technical Information

Adhesive tape comparison Data

Introduction

There are many types of thermally conductive tape available from several vendors in the market. Although each vendor publishes its own product test data, the results are highly dependent on the test methods and environment. These conditions can be very different from real world operating conditions and make it difficult to compare tapes accurately.
In light of this, we tested the thermal performance of the tapes we offer in our catalog in our thermal lab. Since many factors will affect tape performance, final results can vary. We hope this information will help our customers to select the most appropriate tape for each application.

Test Environment

TIM TEST SETUP

TIM TEST SETUP (PDF Download)

Our PRE9060 based heat sink and fan was used as our test vehicle. The heat sink had a pedestal machined from solid heat sink base material. This heat sink was used to generate a reference thermal resistance. The pedestal was then removed and replaced with a plate matching the original pedestal's size and thickness. Different tapes were placed between the plate and heat sink, and the thermal resistance was again measured. The performance difference between this data and the reference data represents the tape's thermal resistance/performance.

Test Result

ADHESIVE TAPE TEST RESULT

This test data is based on our test environment, and is no guarantee of actual thermal performance.

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