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Electrically conductive plastics

The field of activity "electrically conductive plastics" comprises formulation and process developments of electrically conductive, in particular thermoplastically moldable polymers.

By modifying them with electrically conductive additives such as

  • carbon nanotubes
  • graphite
  • carbon fibers
  • conductive carbon black
  • metal fibers or
  • additive mixtures

composites with both antistatic (ESD) and highly conductive properties for EMC applications can be produced by extrusion.

The following advantages are achieved by using static dissipative plastics:

  • Damage to components or their destruction in production is significantly reduced
  • Targeted dissipation of electrical charges to avoid explosive discharges
  • Lower weight in comparison
  • Excellent weather resistance
  • Protection against thermomechanical stress
  • Low susceptibility to corrosion

Our extensive thermoplastic processing capabilities allow us to produce a variety of moldings for analysis and characterization:

  • Injection molding plates / molded parts
  • Blown films
  • Flat films
  • Sheet extrusion
  • Sheet pressing (variation of pressing tool by 5-axis milling machine)

Research topics

  • "Plastic-based lightweight composites for vehicles - Subtopic: Honeycomb composites for lightweight applications, conductive films and coatings for functionalized plastic and lightweight components".