Wacker Chemie AG has awarded a distribution contract for its silicone products to the UK-based Intertronics, the company has announced.
Under the agreement, Intertronics will sell Wacker's range of RTV silicone encapsulants and potting compounds, adhesive sealants, and thermally conductive compounds to customers in the UK and Ireland.
Intertronics' customers are involved in technology manufacturing in areas such as electronics, lighting, automotive, defence and aerospace, the German materials supplier said in a 13 June statement.
Wacker manufactures silicone rubber products for applications such as sealants and gaskets, adhesives, and protective potting and encapsulation materials.
These applications, the German company noted, “are very familiar to the Intertronics team.”
Another area of demand for Wacker's products will be in thermal management as electronics designs continue to pursue increasing power in smaller circuits.
“Silicone chemistry offers…outstanding long term temperature stability, very good chemical resistance and long-lasting flexibility,” said Peter Swanson, MD of Intertronics commenting on the partnership.