BCE 30375 M

DEFINITION

A silver filled, fast curing, single component electro-conductive ink for the coating of  electronic compounds. It is well suited for the end termination of surface mount components.  It exhibits an excellent thermal stability and a low humidity uptake: it is perfectly adapted for the lead-free solder re-flow.  Its outstanding features are: high ionic purity, good flexibility and good adhesion on common lead frames.

APPLICATION PROPERTIES

PROTAVIC® BCE 30375 M adhesive combines the excellent adhesive properties of epoxy resins with the good electrical conductivity of pure silver.  It possesses excellent properties in terms of adhesion and protection against harmful environmental factors, due to its epoxy base.  After solvent removal, the product exhibits a high thermal stability enables solder-free re-flow without lack of conductivity or adhesion.

METHOD OF USE

After evaporation of its solvent base, PROTAVIC® BCE 30375 M presents a fast curing speed for a single component product, especially in a thin coating, giving a flexible hard film, which possesses:

  • An excellent adhesion to tantalum, graphite, ceramic, quartz, aluminum, glass, metals, enamels, multilayer materials and thermo-set plastics
  • A very high electrical conductivity on conductive metals used in electronics (silver, gold, palladium…etc)
  • An excellent heat resistance, making the product able to pass the soldering step at high temperature (about 260°C)
  • A good adhesion of the electro-nickel plating on its surface

FIELDS OF USE

a) Application process

  • Before use, PROTAVIC BCE 30375 M has to be re-homogenized by stirring in its original container (by rolling the containers for some hours at a slow speed, 50 to 150 rpm).
  • The surface of the substrate has to be perfectly clean, free form oil, dust and grease.
  • If necessary, the viscosity of PROTAVIC BCE 30375 M can be reduced by adding some diluent PROTASOLVE 434.

b) Drying

PROTAVIC® BCE 30375 M has to be dried in a ventilated drying chamber (regulated at 65°C or higher temperature) for the elimination of the solvent system (a few minutes to a quarter of an hour, depending on the thickness of the ink and the drying temperature). An Infra Red drying is also possible.  On automatic machines and for 20 to 50 μ thickness, the drying time may be 3 to 5 minutes at 90 – 110°C.  On the quality of the drying step depend the physical-chemical properties of the product.

c) Polymerization

The polymerization step occurs after the solvent removal. PROTAVIC® BCE 30375 M exhibits very good adhesive and conductive properties after a polymerization of one hour at 150°C.  When the polymerization temperature is not an obstacle for the component or the manufacturing process, a polymerization of 30 minutes at 180°C followed by a post curing step (30 minutes at 180°C) gives optimum results.

STORAGE CONDITIONS

A storage at 0°C maximum is necessary for the conservation of the optimum properties of PROTAVIC BCE 30375 M. It is necessary to store the product in its original sealed container in order to avoid the loss of solvent by evaporation.  If necessary, it is always possible to compensate for that loss by evaporation by adding PROTASOLVE 434 exclusively.

PRECAUTION IN USE

Refer to the attached material safety data sheet.

PACKAGING

PROTAVIC® BCE 30375 M adhesive is supplied in 700 g cartridges, in 1 kg pots or in 2,5 kg plastic pots.