Dow Academy helps OEMs tap into the power of silicones for electronics

Midland, MI – Dow now offers a fully updated online academy – Dow’s Electronics Protection & Assembly Academy – that automotive OEMs and tiers can use to not only gain a deeper understanding of the benefits and use cases for silicones in automotive electronics applications, but also develop a skillset that allows them to identify new opportunities for innovation.
“We continue to see fast-paced change across the mobility and transportation industry,” said Jeroen Bello, global marketing director mobility & transportation at Dow. “It’s critical that OEMs and tiers are equipped with the information and technical expertise they need to keep up with that pace of change, which is why Dow is committing to the industry by offering resources such as The Academy as well as its full breadth of MobilityScience™ solutions. From EV battery packs to displays, silicones are a true powerhouse for automotive electronics. The insights users gain from participating in The Academy will provide them with the in-depth knowledge on how to harness the power of silicones today to address the manufacturing needs and challenges of tomorrow.”
The Academy lessons can be completed at the user’s own pace and is split into two levels. The Level 1 modules highlight the various applications for electronics protection and assembly both within mobility and beyond, the degrees of electronics protection needed across these applications, as well as the advantages and benefits of silicones versus other materials. Once Level 1 is completed, users gain access to Level 2, which offers a deep dive into technical information about five key silicone product lines for electronics protection and assembly: gels and encapsulants, conformal coatings, adhesives and sealants, thermally conductive materials and compression gasketing.