Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Benefits of Thermally Conductive Acrylics

Structural acrylics provide specific adhesion for bonding electrical components with high thermal conductivity such as heat sinks and circuit boards. These thermally conductive acrylics are ideal for use in applications such as the production of LED lighting for the following reasons:

Dissipation of Heat
Heat trapped and not dissipated by the components can lead to premature component failure and costly repair and replacement. To prevent this from happening, thermal conductivity can be assured and electrical shorting prevented by using thermally conductive acrylics. Because of the insulating characteristics of the acrylic adhesive, the heat is not retained and costly repairs and replacements can be avoided.

Self-Leveling for Good Contact
Using thermally conductive acrylics that offers self-leveling or self-shimming properties can ensure the adhesive has a good initial contact with a substrate. This type of leveling action reduces the adhesive to a uniform layer thickness of .005 - .007" on each application. Adhesion shear strength is important to bonding performance, but the desired adhesion strength cannot be achieved if the adhesive does not have a good initial contact.

No Mechanical Devices Needed
Another benefit of thermally conductive acrylic adhesives is that they replace mechanical devices and silicone greases. When using this type of structural acrylic adhesive, it is not necessary to use mechanical devices such as fasteners, clips, screws or rivets for assembly. Thermally conductive acrylics even negate the need for silicone greases that can trap contaminants. The adhesive alone is sufficient in providing the most efficient thermal transfer between transistors or microprocessors and their heat sinks.

No-Mix Application
Unlike epoxies, thermally conductive acrylics require no direct mixing. This no-mix application eliminates errors in mixing ratios and waste of products.

Room Temperature Cure
Thermally conductive adhesives are designed to have fast fixturing times. They are also considered room temperature cure adhesives meaning no heat is required to harden the adhesive.

Other Benefits
Structural acrylic adhesives bond well to dirty and oily surfaces so they require no extensive surface preparation. They have high peel and high impact strengths. They withstand weathering effects well and create a tough, durable, shock resistant bond.

Hernon Manufacturing is your total solutions provider for adhesives, sealants and dispensing equipment. HERNON has developed a thermally conductive acrylic product called Dissipator which is ideal for use in the production of LED lighting.

To learn more about Dissipator, a thermally conductive adhesive, Hernon Manufacturing's custom dispensing equipment, or any of our other adhesives, sealants or dispensing solutions please call 407-322-4000.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

05 Apr ESA Renewables, LLC to Contract Turn Key Photovoltaic Projects for Clean Energy Pathways, Inc.

Lake Mary, Fl., April 5th, 2011 – ESA Renewables, a developer of turnkey solar PV systems, has agreed to design, install and maintain solar photovoltaic electric systems for Clean Energy Pathways, Inc. (Pink Sheets: CPWY).

ESA owns and operates a diverse portfolio of 375 solar PV power generating facilities located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy. This new venture would include numerous projects ranging from 200kw to 10Mw.

“We are enthusiastic about this agreement with Clean Energy Pathways and the future projects for both companies.” said Jeff Burkett, President of ESA Renewables, and LLC. “Our extensive experience in the solar markets combined with Clean Energy Pathways directions provides a strong growth path into the solar photovoltaic arena.”

ESA utilizes a proprietary monitoring system to track energy produced from each installation. This system also stores historical data which ESA can monitor from anywhere in the world. Through this type of tracking and monitoring ESA engineers can make calculated adjustments to further benefit customers and maximize energy production.

“As we strive for another pathway into the energy conservation and renewable energy markets, ESA brings a comprehensive knowledge and experience to our company as we aggressively move in the direction of solar energy.” stated Michael Parsons, CEO Clean Energy Pathways, Inc. “We are pleased with the dynamics of these systems and the expertise ESA Renewables possess.”

About Clean Energy Pathways: Clean Energy Pathways, Inc. is a clean energy company focused primarily on fossil fuel replacement with a cleaner alternative that meets federal standards. The company’s direction in solar thermal and solar photovoltaic is instrumental in developing alternative methods for replacing fossil fuel electric generation.

Forward Looking Statements:
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause future results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. You should consider these factors in evaluating the statements herein, and not rely on such statements. The forward-looking statements in this release are made as of the date hereof and Clean Energy Pathways, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update such statements.

Contact: Clean Energy Pathways, Inc. Investor Relations at Or Harrison Parrish, 866-492-5325

About ESA Renewables, LLC
Located in Lake Mary, FL, ESA Renewables has positioned itself as a leader in the industry providing turnkey solar PV systems globally. ESA owns and operates a diverse portfolio of over 400 solar PV power generating facilities located in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy. ESA’s scope of services for these projects includes financing, engineering, construction, procurement and commissioning and long term operation and maintenance. With headquarters in Castellon Spain, ESA has additional offices in Florida, Puerto Rico, France and Italy. For more information about ESA Renewables, LLC, please visit or call 407-268-6455.