RESEARCH PAPERS: Medical Devices and Sporting Equipment

Conductive Plastics Methods

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E. J. Bradbury, D. M. Bigg

Polymer Science and Technology Section, Battelle’s Columbus Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio

J. Mech. Des 102(4), 823-828 (Oct 01, 1980) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3254828 History: Received December 17, 1980; Online November 17, 2009


Plastics offer cost, maintenance, and density advantages over metals for many lowstrength applications. Low electrical and thermal conductivities, however, are major deficiencies for some applications. The addition of conductive fillers to the polymer will improve these deficiencies. The two filler parameters which most significantly affect the conductivity of the composite are volume loading and the shape. This paper discusses the effects of various filler types and shapes on the conducitivity of plastics.

Copyright © 1980 by ASME
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