Electrically conductive adhesives are usually thermally curing epoxy resin-based or UV-curing
acrylate-based adhesives augmented with metallic fillers, such as silver. Grade, shape, grain size and
grain distribution of the filling material are critical influencers to optimizing adhesive conductivity. A
significant contributor to conductivity is the adhesive curing process.
Electrically conductive adhesives are often used as a more effective alternative to conventional
soldering. They are particularly suitable for making electrical contacts on temperature-sensitive
substrates, as their curing temperature lies clearly below soldering temperature. In addition the
adhesives are much more flexible than solder and are therefore better able to withstand vibrations.
A further advantage over soldering is that conductive adhesives are lead- and solvent-free.
With its Elecolit® range Panacol offers a broad spectrum of electrically conductive adhesives: single-
component adhesives that can be simply applied with dispensers or jets or screen-printed, as well as
two-component products that cure at room temperature and have a long storage life. Innovative
hardener systems in many of the one part epoxy based adhesives develop cure within minutes.
The table below lists a selection of conductive sealing compounds and silver epoxy or acrylate resins
from Panacol. Further products and custom solutions are available on request.