Thermally Conductive Compounds
THERMOFORCE® is our product series of thermally conductive compounds which, with their outstanding material properties, are certainly a match for metal materials when it comes to thermal conductivity. THERMOFORCE® - Thermally Conductive Compounds also offer clear advantages compared with metal from an economic, technological and design angle.
Optimum heat dissipation and maximum freedom in design
Intelligently deployed components, such as the selection of basic polymers, fillers and additives make it possible to increase thermal conductivity and hence ensure efficient heat elimination. And, at the same time, these materials with their formability offer design engineers and developers maximum freedom of design and open up the way to complex designs.
Cost-efficient and lightweight
Further positive aspects, such as an enormous savings potential through cost-efficient system and follow-on costs (suitability for injection moulding), and a clear weight reduction (lightweight construction) make THERMOFORCE® a hot topic when it comes to the substitution of metals. These materials are employed particularly in applications where the use of metals poses problems, such as in the insulation field.
It's the mix that counts - electrically conductive or electrically insulating
THERMOFORCE® compounds are highly filled polymers and, in addition to being thermally conductive, can be produced in either electrically conductive or electrically insulating versions. It is the combination of basic polymer (e.g. PA, PES, PPS, PEEK), filler additive package and innovative process technology that determines the specific properties of the THERMOFORCE® materials. And the individual components can be selected at will, as a function of the requirements profile.
Extra functionality. Extra benefits. Extra value.
The use of THERMOFORCE® compounds permits integral functionality - a number of different requirements on a part can be fulfilled at one and the same time, e.g. electrical insulation coupled with the elimination of heat. THERMOFORCE® materials thus open up a wide range of application options in different industries, including E & E, automotive, mechanical engineering and LED technology, for multifunctional cooling and heating elements like housings, coils or cooling units, for temperature control in mechatronic systems, and for sliding bearings and motor housings, etc.» Product information