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A bio?based multifunctional composite material: Boron nitride and wood fiber to construct thermally conductive cross network

Devised a blending system of the hBN and delignified wood fibers. A cross thermally conductive network formed by hBN?wrapped fibers. Thermal conductivity was increased by 1324.2% than raw wood. Higher thermal conductivity than commonly used plastics and polymers. Waterproofness, flame retardancy, and good thermal diffusionThe high demand for thermally conductive materials in the housing and packaging industry of electronic device highlights the necessity for the development of novel thermal conductivity materials. In this study, waste poplar wood was delignified and combined with boron nitride (hBN) to establish a blend system with a cross thermally conductive network. Using the vacuum?assisted resin transfer molding process, a biobased composite material was prepared with high thermal conductivity (1.41?W?m?1?K?1), mechanical strength (flexural strength of 100.7?MPa and tensile strength of 40.0?MPa), flame retardancy, and water resistance. Compared with raw wood, the incorporation of hBN increased the thermal conductivity of the prepared material by 1324.2%. The high thermal conductivity performance surpassed that of most polymers and elastomers commonly used in electronic component heat dissipation materials, indicating the enormous potential of the prepared composite material in the field of heat dissipation materials.

Publication date: 06/05/2023

Polymer Composites


This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 837761.