Carbodeon granted Chinese Patent for Nanodiamond-containing Thermoplastic Thermal Compounds
European nanodiamond producer Carbodeon has been granted a Chinese patent, number ZL201380050518.X, for its technology which enables detonation-synthesised diamond particles (nanodiamonds) to be combined with polymers for use in fields such as personal electronics, LED lighting, automotive components and machine tools. The grant is a continuation to patents granted in the USA and Finland and by the European Patent Office (EPO).
“China is now the biggest component manufacturing market in the world. This patent opens up this vast market for us though our local representatives Hangzhou Rayoung Trading Ltd,” said Dr Vesa Myllymäki, CEO of Carbodeon.
Diamonds exhibit the highest known thermal conductivity and electrical insulation of any material, allowing their use within electronics devices including cell phones, LED lighting, automotive parts and E-mobility.
“As we are able to tailor the detonation nanodiamond surface to match the parent materials in the polymer compound, a coupling effect and lowered thermal resistance can be achieved with astonishingly low nanodiamond concentrations,” said Dr Myllymäki.
“Carbodeon technologies allow its customers, now including in China, to push the current performance barriers, whether that’s to enhance a device’s performance only or to allow the manufacture of lower weight E-mobility components with simultaneously excellent mechanical and thermal properties,” said Mr. Seppo Savolainen, Chairman of the board of directors of Carbodeon.
Carbodeon Ltd Oy develops, manufactures and supplies nanodiamond additives for metal finishing, polymer thermal and mechanical compounds, polymer coatings, CMP polishing and a range of other applications. Our four different nanodiamond product families are sold under the name uDiamond®. Carbodeon holds patents both on the materials and their key applications. The company has received major funding from Tekes, European Union and Finnvera. www.carbodeon.com