Electrolube debuts high-performance electro-chemicals at Automechanika

Electrolube In-use PhotographElectronics play a key central role in modern automotive technology and Electrolube, the global electro-chemicals manufacturer, will be showcasing their latest protective solutions to increase reliability of automotive electronic systems at the world’s leading exhibition for the automotive supply chain and aftermarket, Automechanika, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, June 7-9 2016.

Electrolube has been serving the automotive sector for more than 70 years and the company is in a strong position to meet expected growth in demand, particularly in terms of component quality and life expectancy. The reliability of automotive electronic systems has become a critical issue for vehicle manufacturers with electronic systems often exceeding 20 percent of total vehicle value and vehicle warranties typically offering between 5 and 7-year durations.

Specific areas where Electrolube’s products are having a significant impact on reliability is through their higher performance Conformal Coating range, designed to perform in the harshest environments both under-hood and in-cabin, and Thermal Management solutions for under-hood applications, which are compromised by wide temperature swings, vibration, shock and contamination from fuels, lubricants, hydraulic fluids and other automotive fluids.

Electrolube’s range of solvent-free protective Conformal Coatings have been developed for application at greater thicknesses to overcome common coating related defects and improve sharp-edge coverage. These materials demonstrably provide significant performance improvements on model PCB test assemblies, in terms of resistance to thermal shock, condensing and salt-mist environments when compared to traditional Conformal Coatings, ultra-thin coatings or even UV curable materials.

Electrolube can offer a variety of industry-proven protective materials including Encapsulation resins (epoxy, silicone and polyurethane chemistries), Conformal Coatings and Thermal Management formulations that are highly suited to demanding automotive applications.

Electrolube’s contact lubricants can also increase the lifetime, functionality and quality of automotive safety switches, resulting in a dramatic impact on the performance expectations of the vehicle and the perceived brand image. A lubricated switch is subject to far less mechanical wear as the lubricant facilitates smooth movement. Friction, wear and electrical issues such as fretting corrosion and arcing are therefore greatly reduced, extending switch lifetime, improving electrical efficiency and allowing the use of a wider selection of materials.

As a collaborative organisation, Electrolube works closely with customers to understand their technical requirements and ensure that fast-changing technological and manufacturing advancements are matched in performance by evolving solutions. This also facilitates working with customers to provide bespoke solutions. The company has recently been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest accolade for business success, and has also gained UK supplier approval from major automotive manufacturers.

Managing Director, Ron Jakeman comments, “We have been very successful as a supplier to the global automotive sector and are keen to showcase the breadth of our product ranges and expertise at Automechanika. We are particularly resourceful at providing solutions for complex projects, where some firms in a similar capacity might struggle, and this is a huge strength of Electrolube’s and one which has come to be well regarded by the leading global automotive customers we serve. We are consistently innovating new products for the market, which are rigorously tested at our state-of-the-art in-house testing facility, and proven in countless applications that are subject to the demanding operating conditions required for automotive electronics.”

Electrolube has a truly global presence is represented in over 55 countries, with an established network of subsidiaries and distributors to serve automotive manufacturers and their suppliers worldwide. By offering genuine security of scale and a reliable supply chain, the company is able to deliver both product and applications expertise where they are needed – when they are needed.

Electrolube’s management team and expert chemists will be on stand R31 in Hall 9 to discuss visitor requirements in more detail. For further information about Electrolube products or to download the company’s Automotive applications guide, please visit www.electrolube.com.

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