High Operating Temperature Underfill from Henkel Delivers Protection for Aero and Auto Electronics

Anticipating the requirements for next-generation high-reliability electronics applications, Henkel Corporation today announced the development of LOCTITE® ECCOBOND® UF 1173.  The protective underfill material, which has been formulated with health and safety top-of-mind, does not contain any reportable REACH SVHCs*, is not CMR classified and delivers outstanding performance under high operating temperature environments.

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“The miniaturization trend is now firmly part of the automotive and aerospace sectors, particularly for advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technologies such as cameras, radars and lidars; as well as aerospace, satellite and UAV applications,” says Henkel Global Market Segment Head for ADAS and Safety, Vinod Partha.  “The use of fine-pitch array devices such as BGAs and CSPs within these systems has increased dramatically, making interconnect protection a critical component for long-term reliability and performance. LOCTITE ECCOBOND UF 1173 provides this essential protection in a formulation that can withstand the high operating temperatures induced by smaller, higher functioning devices within challenging operating conditions.”

“Proper function of ADAS automotive systems and aerospace technologies is not a matter of convenience; reliable operation is integral to fail-safe performance,” explains Doug Katze, Henkel Global Market Segment Manager, Aerospace. “If a solder joint on a BGA cracks due to stress, failure of the component and the system’s function are the potential result. LOCTITE ECCOBOND UF 1173 protects devices from stress-related failures, while complying with current health standards and offering the ability to cope with operating temperatures as high as 155°C. This material is a boon for system reliability when harsh environments are the norm.”
For more information about LOCTITE ECCOBOND UF 1173 or any of the company’s electronic protection materials, visit www.henkel-adhesives.com/electronics


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