Conductive high temperature nylon

Julia A. King, Erik H. Weber, Congling Quan, Kenneth W. Tucker, Bryan D. Vogt

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Increasing the thermal and electrical conductivity of typically insulating polymers, such as nylons, would open new markets. A thermally conductive resin could be used for heat sink applications. An electrically conductive resin could be used in static dissipative and Electromagnetic Interference/Radio Frequency Interference shielding applications. This research focused on adding conductive fillers (namely carbon black and Thermocarb, a high quality synthetic milled graphite) and a chopped glass fiber to high temperature nylon. These materials were extruded and injection molded into test specimens. Tensile tests as well as in-plane electrical resistivity, in-plane thermal conductivity and through-plane thermal conductivity tests were conducted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2038-2060
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Composite Materials
Issue number24
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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