View Full Version : Conductive Plastic

10-11-2008, 06:04 PM
has anyone tried to use some kind of conductive plastic?

10-12-2008, 04:23 AM
plastic is not conductive

10-12-2008, 02:06 PM
I think that there are some types of neoprene that will conduct.

10-12-2008, 02:53 PM
I discovered the hard way that EPDM washers I got are conductive.

Also, those who mold plastics sometimes add carbon to the base raw material like nylon to make their end product conductive.

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10-12-2008, 03:31 PM
Graphite impregnated plastics and urathanes. Googel and thomas.net are good search engines. I prefir Thomas Register

10-14-2008, 02:29 PM
i was really tryin to see if anyone had tried this

10-14-2008, 03:13 PM
I haven't tried it, but it's surely worthy of some research. I would want to investigate the following areas first though for each material:

1) What is it's electrical resistance, compared to a piece of 316L SS the same size.

2) How does it react to the catalyst of choice.

If the result from 1 is favourable and 2 is "it doesn't" then I should think that it would be a good option for experimentation. Not sure how 1 could be answered though without buying a piece?

10-15-2008, 02:25 PM
ONCE AGAIN PAINLESS THANK YOU. its to bad you live so far away. i shal look in to this a bit more. i have heard of ppl trying this on the beawindhog forums.

10-15-2008, 04:26 PM
as good as SS is, we still have to contend with the Cr(vi) problem.
someone please see if some of these plastics can stand up to the demands.