Thermally Conductive Adhesive: 3M 8904 – Twice the Thermal Conductivity at Half the Price

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3M Releases New Thermally Conductive Adhesive Attachment Tape in Several Thicknesses that Offers Incomparable Performance at Half the Cost vs. the Existing Industry Standard

3M 8904 offers 2x the thermal conductivity at 1/2 the material cost.

3M Electronics Markets Materials Division (EMMD) has released a new product designed specifically for the electronics industry, 3M 8904 Thermally Conductive Adhesive Tape. This adhesive contains thermally conductive particles as well as flame resistant fillers. With a PET carrier, 3M 8904 was designed for ease of handling and use, reworkability, and the ability to easily convert so that it can be die cut into custom shapes and sizes.

3M 8904 offers twice the thermal conductivity at half the material cost. This thermally conductive adhesive is available in multiple thicknesses for excellent wet-out or conformability to many different substrates. The adhesive family offers thickness options similar to 3M Acrylic Thermal Pads but has a higher adhesion performance enhancing design and assembly flexibility. 3M 8904 is available in thicknesses of .20mm, .25mm, and .50mm.

3M 8904 can be used for thermal management in electronic devices and general heat dissipation. It can also be used to bond and join parts in electronic products.

3M 8904 Features Include:
Good Thermal Conductivity (>1.5W/m-K)
Excellent Dielectric Performance
Low Thermal Impedance
Good Adhesion Performance
Vibration Damping

3M 8904 Application Ideas:
General Heat Sink Bonding
IC Chip Packaging Heat Conduction
Printed Circuit Board
LED Module/Board Bonding
Flat Panel Display Assembly (LCD, PDP, etc.)
COF Chip Heat Conduction
Mechanical Fastening

At Strouse 3M 8904 as well as other thermally conductive adhesive tapes and pressure sensitive adhesives can be die cut and slit to custom sizes and shapes.

Strouse is a die cut adhesive manufacturer with over 25 years of industry experience. Serving the medical, automotive, military, appliance, and renewable energy industry, Strouse continues to innovate. With a quality management system currently registered to ISO 9001:2008 standards, Strouse not only has a commitment to quality but excellent customer service. A full team of design and development engineers allows Strouse to invest the necessary time and resources for each and every project. Located in Westminster, Maryland, Strouse can be contacted directly at 1-800-410-8273 or visit our website for more info at

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