Engineering plastics are good thermal insulators. This attribute, although beneficial in certain applications, limits the utility of plastics in many heat generating applications (e.g. causes hot spots, increases device temperature).
Additionally, engineers are increasingly demanding material solutions that allow increased power output in smaller spaces (i.e. materials with heat thermal conductivity).
Imparting thermal conductivity to a plastics changes the way a part responds to heat. Thermally conductive plastics manage rather than survive thermal energy.
Thermal conductivity in a plastic provides the ability to meet demanding engineering requirements in many applications more cost effectively than other materials including metals, ceramics, and other plastics.
Thermal conductivity was a “missing property” from plastics.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS
DESIGN FLEXIBILITY AND EFFICIENCY