High-performance compounds – guided by trends in electronics

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The use of plastics has a long tradition in electrical and electronic applications. Polymers are available here with special material properties for use as insulators, electrical conductors, thermal conductors or antistatic and shielding covers. Good processing characteristics, the low weight and corrosion-resistance are responsible for the wide range of applications for thermoplastic materials.

LUVOCOM® high-performance compounds can also meet supreme requirements. High electrical conductivity or insulation, a certain flammability rating and approval, adjusted mechanical properties – our engineers will advise you on selecting the optimum materials and develop tailor-made compounds to meet your requirements.

Temperature-resistant and heat-conducting

Heat dissipation in electronics application, here in an LED, using thermally conductive LUVOCOM® compounds
Heat dissipation in electronics application, here in an LED, using thermally conductive LUVOCOM<sup>®</sup> compounds

An important topic in current microelectronics is heat management within devices. Components such as processors, drives, rechargeable batteries and LEDs generate a lot of heat while the trend towards miniaturization in electronics means that they are being installed in increasingly tight spaces.

The best choice to dissipate the heat reliably and continuously involves casings, heat sinks and housing made of special compounds. Using heat-conducting LUVOCOMThermally conductive® compounds allows a significant increase in the heat dissipation of components. This also means you can remain extremely flexible in the functional design of the components, too: components with complex and fine structures are possible in injection moulding processes.

Electrically conductive compounds

Electrically conductive LUVOCOM® high-performance compounds have decisive advantages over metals or coatings: they offer a great degree of freedom in design while the finished parts have a lower weight, are especially tough as well as easier and more cost-effective to manufacture.

EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) requirements can also be implemented more easily with LUVOCOM®. On the one hand, ever-smaller electronic components with increasingly high working speeds make it more difficult to keep control of the electromagnetic radiation that they generate. On the other hand, the sensitive components have to be protected against emissions from other devices.

LUVOCOM® high-performance compounds also shield against high-frequency electromagnetic radiation. Shielding values in excess of 60 dB can be achieved with the appropriate additives.You will find further information on our electrically conductive compounds under Product Groups.