Do I need special molding equipment to use your material?
No, CoolPoly thermally conductive plastics are processed on
conventional injection molding equipment. Some minor
processing conditions are sometimes recommended since the plastic
readily changes temperature due to its thermal conductivity.
Q. Will this
material tear up my molding equipment/tool?
No, CoolPoly thermally conductive plastics are not abrasive to
machinery or tooling.
Q. I have
existing tooling. Can I run your material as is?
Yes, Additional recommendations from Cool Polymers may optimize
molding conditions, however the existing tooling is a good first
Q. I am
developing a new design. How do I design for thermally
Designing for use of thermally conductive plastics involves
consideration of the total heat transfer in the application.
Cool Polymers' design guide and our engineering staff are available
to assist in part and tool design.
Q. Do any of
your products have EMI-RFI shielding capabilities?
Yes, the E-series grades are electrically conductive in addition to
their thermal conductivity. The electrical conductivity
imparts EMI-RFI shielding possibilities.
Q. How can I
get a sample of your material?
CoolPoly thermally conductive plastics are sampled as 3x3x1/8 inch
injection molded plaques. Sample quantities of injection
molding pellets can be purchased.
Q. Are all of
your grades thermally conductive? What is the difference
between the E-Series and the D-Series plastics?
All the CoolPoly grades have thermal conductivities significantly
higher than conventional plastics. The E-series grades are
electrically conductive in addition to being thermally conductive.
The D-series materials are electrical insulators in addition to the
enhanced thermal conductivity.
Q. How do I
know if I need a Cool Polymer?
CoolPoly thermally conductive plastics help manage heat build-up in
a device by spreading and dissipating the thermal energy. In
applications where heat transfer is required, CoolPoly thermally
conductive plastics are a cost effective solution.
determines the cost of thermally conductive plastics?
Pricing is determined by the level of thermal conductivity, base
resin, and the
electrical characteristics and the quantity purchased.
Q. Are material
safety data sheets available for all the commercial CoolPoly grades?
Yes, click here
to request an MSDS sheet for a specific grade of CoolPoly.
Q. Is a
cosmetic finish achievable?
A cosmetic finish is achievable in certain grades. The
E-series grades are only available in black. The D-series
grades are naturally light in color and colorants can be added.
Q. Are your
products RoHS compliant?
for complete details regarding RoHS compliance.