Conductive & Anti-Static Plastic Compounds
Available from RTP Company
Conductive thermoplastic compounds offer reliability and value for applications that require dissipation of static charges, protection from electrostatic discharge (ESD), or thermal management.
Specialty compounds can be tailored to offer electrical properties spanning the surface resistivity spectrum from 100 to 1012 ohm/sq & formulated for injection molding or extrusion processing.
Multiple technologies are available to impart conductive properties into thermoplastic resins. Each offers different approaches to providing the exact degree of conductivity required for your application, whether anti-static, static dissipative, ESD protection, conductive, or EMI/RFI shielding.
In all-polymeric grades, conductive IDP polymers are alloyed with host resins, for others conductive particulate or fibers are combined with a base polymer to form a conductive matrix.
Anti-static & conductive plastic compounds have a number of advantages over metals or surfactant coatings. Finished parts are lighter in weight, easier to handle, and less costly to ship. Their fabrication is usually easier and less expensive due to the elimination of secondary processes & they are not subject to denting, chipping and scratching.
Black is not your only color choice when working with conductive compounds, many can be colored for identification or aesthetic purposes, eliminating the need for secondary color processes.