How to choose the correct thermal material?
Thermal management of LED module.
What is thermal interface materials?
What is thermal compound?
Thermal rate and thermal conductivity.
The difference of thermal grease and thermal pad.
The feature and application of thermal tape.
Product properties of thermal conductive.
How to properly apply the thermal paste to the CPU and GPU?
The application and category of TIM(Thermal Interface Materi
The meaning of compressibility relative to TIM.
The meaning of hardness relative to TIM.

Hardness is a key factor when choosing TIM(Thermal Interface Material). Generally, the harder TIM has stronger support to the component. The softer TIM has lower thermal contact resistance. As comparing with same type TIM(same thermal conductivity), the softer one will show better thermal performance.


Standard test method:

Shore (Durometer) hardness is one of several common used measures of the hardness of a material. Higher numbers indicate harder materials; lower numbers indicate softer materials. For example, the hardness of TG2030 (Shore00 30) is softer than L37-3(Shore00 55).



What is silicon or non-silicon thermal pad?