An allotrope of carbon, graphite is an electrical conductor popularly used in the development of thermal gaskets. Also known as graphite heat sinks, this material can help extend the life of electronic items by reducing the thermal impact on inside components and minimizing any damage. Capitalizing in these properties, Leader Tech has created its Graphite thermal gasket line-up. These products are extremely heat conductive,and it is possible to die-cut them easily into custom sizes and shapes. These gaskets are available in thin layers, which means engineers and designers can mold or bend them repeatedly to provide quality alignment across a lengthy usage period.
What Sort of Applications is Graphite Used In?
From computers to high power LEDs, mobile electronics to aerospace applications, graphite is used to cool electronics. So, the potential application of graphite thermal gaskets extends to any industry that requires excellent thermal performance.
What Makes Graphite a Suitable Substance?
Graphite thermal gaskets exhibit specific characteristics, including high thermal conductivity upto 400 W/m-K for the horizontal direction and 5.0 W/m-K for the vertical direction. Three-dimensional heat conduction is also supported by these components.
Engineers and manufacturers have met with success upon using graphite in the smartphone industry. The low thickness of the substance – ranging from 0.004 to 0.040 inch– has been a major draw. Leader Tech supplies the substance in pre-cut form as per user specification or in standard sheet sizes with a shelf life of 12 months.
By virtue of being lightweight, and cuttable, graphite thermal gaskets have gained a reputation as the perfect solution for thermal management challenges where weight and space restrictions are important, and traditional options like grease fail to make a difference.
Leader Tech’s Graphite thermal gaskets have short lead times. The low cost of the substance is also a key selling point. So, if you’re on the lookout for products that meet all your thermal needs, graphite thermal gaskets are your best bet. Contact us here for more information.