Our platform, Thick-Film Components (TFC) (see downloads) provides our clients with the option to purchase fully developed special pastes and inks, use them in industrial conditions and subject them to further testing. Our activities in this area are focused on providing manufacturing processes that are reproducible and on schedule, and on product qualities which we ensure in compliance with DIN/ISO 9000.
In addition to special pastes and inks which we deliver to our clients exclusively, we also offer special pastes for niche applications, such as pastes for aluminum nitride ceramics. Thanks to its high heat conductivity (180-200 W/m K), low thermal expansion coefficient (~ 4.4 · 10-6 K-1, similar to silicon) and its favorable dielectric properties, AIN is an outstanding substrate material for power electronics (see downloads), radio frequency and microwave technology. Applications as thick-film heating elements are also popular.
All this means that Fraunhofer IKTS offers a full-range thick film paste system for AIN which is unique worldwide and meets all requirements pursuant to RoHS II and REACH.