Thermal Management

Thermal Pads: Which Layer Do I Peel Off?

Most thermal pads, also known as thermally conductive gap filler pads, thermal gap pads, or thermal gap filler pads, have many different layer materials or carrier substrate options to choose from. It...
On November 14, 2019

Discover a New Electrically Conductive Flame Retardant Plastic

Electrically conductive plastics continue to provide reliable EMI shielding in a wide variety of applications. Specifically, thermoplastics can overtake bulky metal enclosures due to their superior...
On October 17, 2019

6 Benefits of Overmolded Covers for Aerospace and Defense Applications

It's no surprise that electronic enclosures and housings in aerospace and defense applications are built to meet the most stringent of military standards. These include but are not limited to...
On October 10, 2019

Observations From the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo NA

Another Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Tech Expo North America has concluded and it is evident that this show has grown by leaps and bounds. In just a few years since Parker Hannifin has started...
On September 25, 2019

Parker Chomerics Earns 2018 Outstanding Quality Supplier Award from FCA

We're thrilled to announce that the Chomerics Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has been recognized for its outstanding quality by global...
On September 18, 2019

The Importance of Reliable Thermal Management in the Marine Industry

Reliable cooling is a decisive factor for production, particularly in the marine industry. It is responsible for ensuring adequate temperatures in the turbine, the electronics racks and on the...
On September 10, 2019

Viscosity vs. Flow Rate - Which Is Best in Thermal Interface Materials?

A common question often asked by our customers is the reason why flow rate is reported on datasheets of liquid-dispensed thermal interface materials instead of viscosity. And it’s a fair...
On July 17, 2019

Can Electrical Resistance Be Used to Predict Shielding Effectiveness?

Conductive elastomer EMI shielding gaskets use metallic particles to create a conductive path and shield enclosures from electromagnetic radiation. A key measurement of these gaskets is Electrical...
On June 5, 2019

Hannover 2019: Partnering with Customers to Increase Productivity and Profitability through Engineering Innovation

Want to know how we partnered with customers to increase productivity and profitability through engineering innovation? The Parker Hannifin stand experienced a busy and successful week at Hannover...
On May 16, 2019

How to Reduce Galvanic Corrosion Using Conductive Filler Systems

Galvanic corrosion (also known as bimetallic corrosion or dissimilar metal corrosion) is the breakdown of metallic surfaces as a result of the difference in electrical potential of adjacent metals and...
On April 24, 2019

EMI Shielding Gaskets: Spliced Gaskets vs. Molded Gaskets

EMI shielding gaskets such as conductive elastomer gaskets come in many different materials and almost a limitless number of shapes and sizes. They are most commonly made of a base material...
On April 18, 2019

Electromagnetic Compatibility in Next Gen Autonomous Vehicles

For more than 100 years, the car has simply been used as a device for transporting a driver and passengers from point A to point B at speed with minimum effort.   With the introduction of Advanced...
On March 19, 2019

Honeycomb Air Ventilation Panels – The Polarity Principle

Honeycomb air ventilation panels are used in applications where superior electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding must be incorporated with heat dissipation in the form of airflow. Every vent...
On March 14, 2019

EMI Shielding Technology Applications in Defense Systems

As the defense industry continues to push the boundaries on advanced electronic systems and state-of-the-art communication devices, the requirements governing these programs must follow suit. Among...
On February 28, 2019

Surface Preparation for Painting Conductive Coatings

Did you know that up to 80% of conductive coating failures can be directly attributed to inadequate surface preparation? Not properly preparing your surfaces for spraying or adherence is...
On February 14, 2019

The Four Best Thermal Interface Materials For Cooling Electronics

The world of thermal interface materials continues to evolve as the cooling requirements for applications in the automotive, consumer, medical and aerospace markets continue to demand lower prices...
On February 7, 2019

What Are Electromagnetic Interference and Electromagnetic Compatibility Measurements, and Why Do We Care?

Fundamental design checkpoints of new products generally focus on the designs of mechanical, electrical and software systems. On the whole, EMI/EMC design falls by the wayside for many...
On January 31, 2019

How to Identify Quality Thermal Gap Fillers in Four Steps

There are a variety of thermal pads and gap fillers to choose from -- so many choices that it can become so overwhelming. How can you decide what's best for your application? And how does quality...
On January 24, 2019

EMI Testing for Medical Devices – What You Need to Know

Not long ago in hospitals and other critical care facilities, you were greeted with a large, ominous warning sign the moment you walked through the entrance doors to refrain from cell phone use due to...
On January 15, 2019

The Year in Review: Our Top 5 EMI Shielding Blog Posts of 2018

We’re rounding up the most popular posts of the year on the Parker Chomerics EMI shielding blog in an effort to bid adieu to 2018 and give you our most useful, popular content in one spot. Keep...
On December 26, 2018