June 7, 2017
07 Jun 2017

Thermal Pads at DesignCon 2017

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES America’s thermal products use different materials depending on the application’s requirements such as silicone and acrylic rubber. They are available with both sides being self-tacky or one side-tacky. Finally, die cutting is an option available upon request.


Our IMTH series silicone-based thermal pads are one of our TIM (Thermal Interface Materials) which are one of our most popular thermal management components. They are designed to withstand high temperatures (up to 200°C) and has very low outgassing compared to similar silicone-based TIM’s. KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES America offers a wide variety from 1.5 W/m*K up to 7.0 W/m*K. Our standard product is inherently tacky on both sides. We also offer options such as one-side less tacky, fiberglass reinforced and lower durometer versions.


Many applications today such as optical, medical, and sensor devices certain requirements preventing them from using silicone based products. To meet these demands, KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES America offers a variety of silicone-free thermal pads. We use an acrylic rubber base to eliminate any concerns of siloxane outgassing and oil-bleeding. Our silicone-free thermal pads are very soft which is beneficial for reducing applied stress on the PCB and lowering the thermal resistance.

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