Conductive adhesives are a type of liquid that can be applied to create a thin and flexible layer of highly electrical conductive material to an area or device.
How do they work?
The liquid itself will contain different conductive adhesives such as iron, copper, gold etc and will disperse these equally in the form of a polymer resin. The resin can be applied to several different areas of use and will help make repairs for instance.
Different types of containers:
•Brush – A simple brush will be attached to the underneath of the lid or completely removable. The brush can then be used to apply smooth amounts of the adhesive to any surface area making it practical on all kinds of surfaces
•Syringe – A Syringe may come with your adhesive and can be used for tight to reach places. If you need to inject amounts into corners or holes, a syringe is perfect for this type of job.
Features and benefits:
•Thin film means only a small amount has to be used, making it very cost effective•Dries at room temperature•Adhesion to several different types of materials•Great electrical conduction•Low surface resistance•Grey or silver colouring•Different bottle sizes available for different scale jobs•Easy to store•Lightweight and small•Low odour•Quick drying times•Liquid and solids available
Where might I use some?
•Electroplating pre coats•Contact surfaces•Potentiometer tracks•Earthing Strips•Circuit boards•Used instead of soldering in some cases