Thermal Conductivity Characterization of Polymer Films

Researchers are achieving significant advancements in manipulating basic polymers with various filler components (e.g. polymer microspheres, carbon nanotubes, glass fibres, boron nitride, etc.) to optimize the material’s thermal properties for specific applications. 

Presented by Adam Harris, Managing Director of C-Therm, this webinar will highlight recent work published by clients of C-Therm, detailing how the TCi Thermal Conductivity Analyzer is applied in the characterization of such materials by quantifying improvements in the materials’ thermal conductivity. Specifically, details recently released by the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier RD&E Center on the TCi’s application in characterizing High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) films with expandable polymeric microspheres will be reviewed.  Infusing the HDPE films with expandable polymeric microspheres reduces the thermal conductivity of the material and provides significant benefits to the military by improving ration packaging.  Testing performed with C-Therm’s TCi allowed researchers to measure the thermal conductivity and accurately quantify the performance improvements to the experimental packaging.  The lower thermal conductivity films ultimately provide a more efficient ration heating procedure.  An in-depth look at these results will be presented in the webinar.

Other published client results will additionally be reviewed, looking at past work published on advanced polymers loaded with Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) for the purpose of increasing their thermal conductivity.

This webinar will be of particular interest to engineers and researchers involved in the development of polymers.


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