Cool Polymers Inc.
51 Circuit Dr.
North Kingstown, RI 02852 US
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As Seen In Plastics Technology
Celanese Acquires Conductive Plastics Compounder
The acquisition of Cool Polymers includes its thermally and electrically conductive compounds, as well as electrically insulative compounds, based on a variety of engineering plastics and elastomers.
Additives: Three Trends to Track
Additives that render plastic compounds antistatic or electrically and/or thermally conductive are in hot demand.
Thermally Conductive Compounds for Electronics
A new line of thermally conductive compounds from Cool Polymers Inc., Warwick, R.I., is claimed to offer improved heat resistance and better heat dissipation for electronic devices such as injection molded bobbins, solenoids, ignition and clutch coils, and surface-mount coils.
Smaller, Thinner Connectors Drive LCP Growth
Strong demand for smaller and thinner electrical components that must withstand higher temperatures is pushing the envelope for suppliers of liquid crystal polymers (LCPs). This trend has prompted development of a new range of ultra-high-heat materials that boast high flow for thinner walls and faster cycle times in lead-free, surface-mount connectors.LCPs’ predominant market is still connectors, but suppliers of these premium-priced resins are looking to diversify into electronic packaging, automotive lighting, and consumer goods like cookware.
Materials (K 2001 Preview)
New materials at K 2001 are weighted heavily toward the engineering variety, especially nylons, acetals, and TP polyesters. A large handful of polypropylenes round out the major news.