Did you know that electrically conductive fillers can minimize static electricity or that thermally conductive fillers can replace metal to reduce weight and cost? You’ll find out more about glass and carbon fibers and their role in improving stiffness, learn about mineral fillers and their effect on dimensional stability, and explore the many metallic filler options and their benefits.
Polymers have put a lot of bulky metal, glass, and ceramic out of work since they came on the scene back in the 1950s. They’ve definitely become more complex since that first Tupperware™ container emerged from an injection mold – stronger, sleeker and more versatile. Part of that success can be traced to the creative use of fillers and reinforcements. But which ones make sense for your application?