The project 'Polymer Composites for Thermally Demanding Applications' – acronym 'PolyTherm' – is one of 8 K-Projects that were approved within the COMET program (Competence Center for Excellent Technologies) with a duration of 4 years and a volume of € 5.5 million.
Leading companies in the areas of microelectronics, electrical engineering and high-voltage engineering are focusing on increasing efficiency in the field of electrical engineering and electronics with polymer-based materials. This project is managed by the plastics experts at the Polymer Competence Center Leoben (PCCL) as consortium leader.
The application of polymers in the field of electronics and electrical engineering covers numerous applications, from printed circuit boards, components of power electronics in vehicles to high-voltage generators and transformers. Six companies (including ams AG, ANDRITZ HYDRO GmbH, AT&S AG, AVL List GmbH, Continental Automotive GmbH, and Siemens AG Österreich) as well as research partners at five universities (MU Leoben, Graz University of Technology , TU Dortmund, Politecnico di Torino, and University of Southampton) have joined the consortium headed the Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH (PCCL) to form a worldwide unique consortium in this area.
The concept of 'PolyTherm' combines the expertise of material scientists, polymer chemists and electrical engineers: This sustainable concept ensures long-term, high-quality R & D, the results of which can be implemented quickly for the development of marketable products and processes