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Composite plastics of high thermal conductivity can be obtained by adding fillers of high thermal conductivity to base materials. While previous research has focused on increasing the filler content and thus the thermal conductivity, Li-Zhi Zhang et al. focus on the optimization of filler shapes used to augment the heat conductivity of composite polymers. The cover shows temperature contours in the composite material with double-Y-shaped fillers, which are found to the best choice for composite materials in which the fillers are distributed randomly. This provides a new way for the conductivity augmentation of polymers. DOI: 10.1002/app.39550