Research Progress and Market Prospects of Molybdenum-Copper Composite Materials

Molybdenum-copper composite is a type of composite material with excellent properties, including high thermal conductivity, high electrical conductivity, low thermal expansion coefficient, and high strength. Therefore, it has extensive applications in areas such as electronic packaging, high-pressure vacuum electrical contacts, and heat sink materials.

In the research of molybdenum-copper composites, researchers have been exploring new preparation processes to reduce product costs and improve comprehensive performance. For instance, molybdenum-copper composites with fiber structures theoretically possess many outstanding properties, such as conductivity, thermal conductivity, density, and adjustable component ratio. However, there is still limited domestic research in this field.

Internationally, companies like DoDuCo in Germany and Plansee in Austria have made significant progress in the development of molybdenum-copper composites. Their vacuum switch tubes made of molybdenum-copper composites possess excellent comprehensive performance.

With the rapid development of the electronics, aerospace, and military industries, the demand for high-performance and highly reliable materials continues to increase. The market for tungsten-copper and molybdenum-copper heat sink materials is also showing a growing trend. According to relevant data, the global market size for tungsten-copper and molybdenum-copper heat sink materials is expected to grow from approximately 1.5 billion in 2026.

The growth of the molybdenum-copper composite market is also driven by technological innovation and advancements. For instance, the application of 3D printing technology in the field of tungsten-copper and molybdenum-copper heat sink materials enables the creation of materials with more complex shapes and structures, further promoting market development.

In addition, as China is the country with the largest molybdenum production globally, the molybdenum ore industry has a high market concentration, with a considerable number of enterprises engaged in molybdenum ore mining, washing, and related businesses. This provides a favorable industrial foundation and market environment for the development of molybdenum-copper composites.

In summary, molybdenum-copper composites have made significant progress in research and application, and their market prospects are broad. With continuous technological innovation and market expansion, molybdenum-copper composites will be applied in more fields and provide strong support for the development of related industries.