Enhancing Automotive Electronics: Henkel Launches Silicone-Free Bergquist Gap Pad

The market-first silicone-free Bergquist Gap Pad TGP EMI4000 offers both thermal conductivity performance and EMI protection.

(IN BRIEF) Henkel has introduced a revolutionary product, the Silicone-free Bergquist Gap Pad TGP EMI4000, designed to enhance longevity, versatility, and performance in automotive electronics. As vehicles rely more on advanced systems, maintaining the long-term reliability of sensitive components is crucial. This gap pad offers both heat dissipation and electromagnetic radiation attenuation. Unlike traditional silicone-based solutions, it’s silicone-free, preventing potential functionality issues over time. Its soft nature reduces assembly stress and improves thermal performance. Additionally, it complies with REACH regulations, eliminating hazardous siloxanes and simplifying material supply chains. Henkel’s innovation addresses multiple industry needs in a single product, filling a critical gap in the market.

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 20-Sep-2023 — /EuropaWire/ —  Henkel (ETR: HEN3), a German chemical and consumer goods company as well as a global leader in adhesive and sealant technologies, has unveiled a groundbreaking innovation in thermal management solutions with the launch of the Silicone-free Bergquist Gap Pad TGP EMI4000. This revolutionary product represents a significant advancement in longevity, versatility, and performance for critical automotive applications.

As modern vehicles increasingly rely on advanced ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and telematics systems, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are prioritizing the long-term reliability and performance of these mission-critical components. One key challenge is preventing unintended electromagnetic cross-talk, which can compromise system integrity. Multifunctional gap pads, capable of dissipating heat while attenuating electromagnetic radiation, have emerged as a crucial solution. Henkel’s Bergquist Gap Pad TGP EMI4000 is the industry’s first silicone-free gap pad, setting new standards for reliability and performance.

The Bergquist Gap Pad TGP EMI4000 is a silicone-free material that excels in both thermal conductivity (4W/mK) and EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) protection, effectively covering frequencies up to 77 GHz. Unlike conventional silicone-based solutions, its innovative reduced oil migration formula ensures vertical gap stability over time, safeguarding against potential functionality loss. This makes it an ideal choice for demanding applications such as radar systems and V2X/Telematic Modules. Laura Überbacher, Business Development Manager at Henkel, states, “With this new and innovative technology, we are addressing multiple industry needs within a single product, while also filling a significant gap in our portfolio and the market landscape.”

The material’s highly conformable and soft nature not only minimizes assembly stress but also improves wet-out at the interface, resulting in superior thermal performance compared to harder materials with similar thermal conductivity ratings.

In addition to its exceptional performance attributes, Bergquist Gap Pad TGP EMI4000 is REACH-compliant, offering various safety and sustainability advantages. Being silicone-free eliminates hazardous D3 to D6 siloxanes, contributing to a safer and environmentally friendly solution. Its multifunctional nature reduces the need for multiple materials, simplifying supply chains and enhancing sustainability.

Henkel remains at the forefront of innovation, delivering cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving demands of the automotive electronics industry. To explore Henkel’s complete portfolio of automotive electronics solutions, please visit: Link to Henkel’s Automotive Electronics Solutions

Media contact:

Sebastian Hinz
Henkel Adhesive Technologies
Media Relations
Headquarters, Düsseldorf/Germany



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