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Compound opportunities in thermal management

15 September 2023

Compound opportunities  in thermal management

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Global demand for thermally conductive polymer materials is set to increase, driven by rising demand for device miniaturisation, space constraints and technological product advancement. Heat dissipation remains the primary driver for the increased use of thermally conductive materials in electronic cooling, automotive applications, and LED lighting. The latest conductive polymer material formulations can now offer thermal conductivities as high as 30 W/m·K, together with the familiar polymer benefits of lighter weight, part integration, ease of processing, and electrical insulation.

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