KONDUCT can assist in developing and supplying conductive polymer compound to meet your specific thermal management challenges.
Plastics and elastomers typically possess low thermal conductivity (in the range of 0.1-0.3W/mK) and are classed as thermal insulators. In thermal management situations where far higher levels of thermal conductivity are required, materials such as metals and/or ceramics are traditionally utilised.
By utilising treated plastics and elastomers in such scenarios would allow their additional benefits to be taken advantage of, for example lower weight, resistance to corrosion, toughness and ease/speed of manufacture.
THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE POLYMER
In many thermal management situations, most of the heat transfer is typically convection limited (free air cooling). In such cases, the convection can create a bottleneck and the high thermal conductivity of metals, for example, is unnecessary.
A well designed thermally conductive polymer can potentially keep up with the convection rate and perform equally as well as a metal.
Common applications for thermally conductive plastics/elastomers include heat sinks for electronic devices and LED lights, geothermal pipes, thermally conductive pads, battery cooling systems among many others.