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Silicone or silicone-free materials?

Discover the power of silicone alternatives in electronics. Explore the cases where avoiding silicone becomes crucial due to manufacturing challenges. Unleash innovative solutions in harsh environments.

Shelby Shevik
Lead Application Engineer

14 min.

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Silicone-based chemistry formulations are used throughout electronic applications, and for good reason. Silicone has many properties that make it ideal for harsh conditions, as it can withstand vibration, high temperatures, chemicals and extreme environments. Given these attributes (and others), silicone is often used as the base chemistry for thermal interface materials (TIMs). However, there are situations where silicone use is not desired or permitted. Silicone volatiles can be problematic in some manufacturing environments. So, what’s the solution?

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Shelby Shevik
Lead Application Engineer
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Shelby Shevik is one of Henkel’s Lead Application Engineers for Thermal Materials in Power and Industrial Automation within the company’s Adhesive Technology business unit.

Shelby joined Henkel in early 2022 but has been a passionate Application Engineer in other Industries through the past 5+ years. She has a broad range of experience in materials solutions from Thermal Interface Materials to Fluoropolymers to Hot Melt and Structural Adhesives.

With a long history of serving customers in Industrial and Automotive markets, Shelby is passionate about troubleshooting pain points and driving solutions that best fit market requirements. Based in Chanhassen, Minnesota, Shelby holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a Chemistry Minor from Bemidji State University.

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