English Abstract

Present and Future in Development of Thermally Conductive Polymer Composites
— Essentials to Acquire Excellent Thermal Interface Materials —

Yasuyuki AGARI
Osaka Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology, Joto-ku, Osaka, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2018),91(9),337-343 General Review in Japanese

This review summarized some reports and data concerning of thermal conductive polymer composites, by focusing thermal interface materials (TIM). Here, we explained 8 factors to affect thermal conductivity of polymer composites, before introducing various types of thermal conductive models. And I discussed the enhancing methods of thermal conductivity of polymer composites in last century, after explaining the progress in thermal conductive resin and fillers. Then, I explained the methods developed by focusing how conductive fillers were connected. Finally, present and future in TIM were discussed in the several types of viewpoints.

Keywords: Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Management, Thermal Contact Resistance, TIM, Composite, Liquid Crystalline Epoxy Resin, Thermoplastic Elastomer, Filler, Connection