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Thermally conductive plastics

Thermally conductive plastics can be used as heat sinks to regulate the temperature and to dissipate heat from electronic assemblies and also as dissipating functional elements in heat exchangers.

Although thermally conductive filled plastics do not reach the high thermal conductivities of metals, these thermally conductive materials have established themselves for thermal management in electronics and also in heating and cooling technology due to the lightweight potential and enormous design freedom as well as the possible use of cost-effective processing technologies such as extrusion, pressing, injection molding and casting.

The focus of research and development is on composites with micro-, sub-micro- and nanoscale fillers, such as graphites, boron nitrides, Al2O3 and special nanocarbon additives.

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