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    Cooler cars. Now that's smart.
    Cooler cars. Now that's smart.

    Thermal management materials efficiently dissipate heat for more reliable, compact automotive electronics.

    Thermal Management for Automotive Electronics

    • Automotive electrification is one of the hottest trends in the industry, and EV/HV batteries are only the beginning. But the smarter our cars get, the more heat is generated by electronic components. High temperatures can reduce battery lifetime and device reliability, making thermal management essential for optimal long-term performance.

      From lithium ion batteries to smart sensors and dashboard displays, 3M thermal management materials are helping manufacturers increase the "cool factor" of automotive electronics. Our thermally conductive, electrically isolating materials can alleviate heat build-up in compact spaces. Our portfolio includes additives for plastic components, specialty glasses, thermal management fluids and a wide variety of interface pads, tapes and adhesives – all designed for efficiency and reliability. 


    Potential Applications

    • Dashboard digital display

      Electronic Components

      • Driver assistance systems (ADA)
      • In-vehicle infotainment (IVI)
      • Sensors and diagnostics
    • Electric car

      Electric/Hybrid Vehicles

      • E-drive components
      • Battery and motor housings
      • Lithium ion and other high-capacity batteries
    • LED headlights

      LED Lighting

      • Head lamps
      • Signal lights
      • Instrument panel

    Featured Products

    • Boron Nitride

      These micro-structured additives improve the thermal conductivity of plastic components without sacrificing electrical insulation. 3M™ Boron Nitride Cooling Fillers are lightweight and easy to process, and they offer a lower cost-in-use than conventional thermally conductive fillers. Plus, they enable thinner, lighter and more compact parts – and greater freedom of design.

    • Thermally Conductive Adhesives

      Our thermally conductive epoxies and urethanes are ideal for assembly operations that require strong and ultra-thin bond lines. They dispense easily, with excellent surface wet-out and minimal odor. 3M™ Thermally Conductive Adhesives provide a thermal interface between IC packages or PCBs and heat sinks, and can also be used as potting compounds.

    • Thermal pads and interface tapes

      Thermally Conductive Interface Materials

      Our line of thermal adhesive tapes offers high bonding strength and efficient heat dissipation for heat sink mounting and LED lighting thermal management. Our durable, conformable silicone and acrylic thermal pads improve heat dissipation between the cells, case and heat sink in electric and hybrid vehicle batteries.

    • Thermally Conductive Adhesive Tapes

      Electrically insulating 3M™ Thermally Conductive Adhesive Tapes securely bond heat-generating components to heat sinks and other cooling devices. They offer efficient heat transfer in applications such as Engine Control Units, ABS Systems and Gear Control Units.

    • Specialty Glass

      For applications such as sensors and battery seals, 3M™ Specialty Glasses offer a number of important advantages. Combining hardness with light weight, these specialty glasses can withstand extremely high temperatures and are highly resistant to corrosion and wear.

    • Heat spreading materials

      Heat Spreading Materials

      Our materials offer efficient thermal dissipation on a heat transfer path between hot spots and cooling devices. With high mechanical strength and long-term stability at high temperatures, 3M™ Heat Spreading Materials are ideal for use with backlights, batteries and printed circuit boards.

    • Thermally Conductive Greases

      3M™ Thermally Conductive Greases offer high thermal conductivity and low thermal resistance, which improves energy transfer from a heat source to a heat sink. Our unique blend of inorganic fillers within a non-silicone matrix provides a thin thermal layer for excellent flow to improve interface wet-out. Available in two viscosities for different application methods.


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