Functionalised Boron Nitride
With the same hexagonal form as Graphene, Boron Nitride has some different properties. Whereas Graphene is black, Boron Nitride is white. Unlike Graphene, it doesn’t conduct electricity, it is chemically inert, and heat resistant.
Functionalised Boron Nitride offers sliding, lubricating and separating capabilities.
|Important Properties||Electrical insulation, thermal conduction, high-temperature lubricity||Electrical conduction, thermal conduction, mechanical strength|
|Applications||Manufacturing ceramic, lubricants, cosmetic products, heating||Transport, medicine, electronics, energy, wearables|
Due to its unique properties, Boron Nitride can be used in different applications as a filler, lubricant and protective coating. Through functionalisation, we can control the physical and chemical properties to improve their performance in application.
The single most frequent failure point of electronic devices is overheating. With technological advancements the power and heat generated in electronic systems has increased.
Boron Nitride combines high thermal conductivity with exceptional dielectric properties, making it a unique additive or component for the thermal management of electronic components.
Coatings and Lubricants
The exceptional electrical insulation and thermal stability properties of Boron Nitride make it an excellent alternative to commonly used lubricants in metals processing such as graphite, molybdenum disulfide, and organic waxes and oils.
As a lubricant film it strongly adheres to the surface, providing good wear resistance and compatibility. Boron Nitride is chemically inert and is non-reactive to most acids, alkalis and solvents. The lubricating properties at high temperatures make it ideal as a release agent. This is also a property used for superplastic forming processes at temperatures up to 1000°C.
The unique properties and versatility make Boron Nitride coatings suitable for a variety of applications in metals, glasses, plastics and ceramic composites. Boron Nitride is ideal for protecting metals and ceramics in high-temperature environments. Coatings are used as a release agent in different shaping processes such as hot pressing of ceramics, shaping of glass and coating of dies of metal casting.
Boron Nitride is found in a wide range of cosmetics, including foundation, liquid make-up, eyeshadow, blush, and lipsticks as well as anti-aging products, sunscreens, and other skincare products.
The light-diffusing and texture improving properties of functionalised Boron Nitride make it ideal for blurring imperfections and adding an exceptional creamy feel to products.
Boron Nitride can also absorb excess oil in the face and disperse pigment evenly making it ideal for mattifying face powders.
Other applications for boron nitride include food packaging, thermally conductive plastics and in aerospace for satellites and hypersonic vehicles.
Functionalised Boron Nitride offers enhanced features:
- Electrically insulative
- Heat resistant
- Enhance thermodynamic properties
- Suitable for coatings and lubricants
- Thermal management of electronics