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RS Components introduces easy-to-use and customisable thermal management material from Panasonic

Panasonic soft-PGS series provides excellent thermal protection and supplement heatsinking in a variety of temperature-sensitive applications, especially for IGBTs and other power devices

OXFORD, UK, 3 August, 2017 – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced a new range of soft-PGS (Pyrolytic Graphite Sheet) thermal interface material from Panasonic (http://uk.rs-online.com/web/b/panasonic/).

The material provides excellent thermal protection in an easy-to-use format that makes it ideal for delivering thermal management and heatsinking in applications where space is limited. It also provides a supplemental heatsinking ability that enhances protection offered by more conventional means. This means the material can be used in a large variety of markets and in any temperature-sensitive application, being especially useful in enclosed or confined areas.

The ultra-thin soft-PGS sheets provide an easy to handle and control thermal interface material, which is only 200µm thick, synthetically made, and offers high thermal conductivity. The sheets are manufactured from a highly oriented graphite polymer film, which creates a material that is flexible and can be easily cut into customised shapes. The material also offers excellent heat resistance and reliability, which can help deliver a longer service life and ensure higher performance for various components such as power modules. In particular, as soft-PGS can be compressed by 40%, it is ideal for dramatically reducing the thermal resistance between a heatsink and an IGBT module.

In addition, the material’s high compressibility enables it to help reduce thermal resistance, as it provides a better fitting alternative to uneven surfaces compared to standard PGS. The soft-PGS compressible graphite range is available in a huge selection of material sizes for different manufacturer modules, and ranges from dimensions such as 24 x 37mm or 180 x 180mm and up to sizes as large as 140 x 308mm. The material is also available in small pack sizes and manufacturer pack quantities (MPQ) to meet design and pre-production requirements.

The Panasonic soft-PGS thermal protection range is shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 50,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2017 had revenues of £1.51bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

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