New adhesive propels autonomous driving forward 24 November 2023

DELO has recently developed a flexible electronics adhesive that permanently seals sensor housings and thus reliably protects components, such as image sensors. DELO DUALBOND BS3770 meets the stringent requirements of the semiconductor and automotive industries and helps drive innovation in autonomous driving. 

DELO insists that unlike adhesives previously available on the market, the newly developed adhesive is a flexible product with a Young's modulus of less than 5 MPa at room temperature. Due to its flexible properties starting from a temperature as low as approximately -50 °C, the adhesive can compensate for pressure changes that occur, such as those caused by temperature changes, humidity differences, or heat input in the reflow process during production. As a result, defects such as pop-ups or delamination do not occur, and the sensor is permanently protected.

BS3770 can be precisely applied by needle dispensing while maintaining narrow and high bondlines. Curing takes place in two consecutive steps using UV light and heat. After dispensing, the adhesive is fixed in a few seconds by means of classic light fixation. Alternatively, it can be transferred to the B-stage, which is particularly relevant for bonding filter glasses with blackprint. At this stage, it achieves an initial adhesion comparable to tape. Afterwards, the second component can be joined. Thanks to the adhesive’s initial adhesion, the component is directly fixed so that it can be entirely processed further. Final curing takes place in a convection oven at +150 °C within 40 minutes.

In addition to image sensors for LiDAR and RADAR applications, DELO DUALBOND BS3770 can also be used in driver monitoring and for 5G applications.

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