Bayer Material Science has announced Makrolon® polycarbonate as the latest addition to its family of heat-resistant plastics designed specifically for LED heat sink applications.
Compared with aluminum, this grade of Makrolon polycarbonate conduct similar thermal performance while helping to reduce costs and enhance design freedom.
Moreover, this material can help save costs by eliminating assembly steps, improving production efficiency and reducing capital investments. Because it is injection molded, designers have the freedom to create non-traditional shapes, use in-mold decoration and optimize joining techniques.
According to the company, the main properties of Makrolon polycarbonate include thermal conductivity, corrosion resistance, low density and heat resistance. Makrolon has an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 94 flame class rating of V-0 at 2.0mm and a f1 listing.