P-SHIELD® Conductive Fabrics without Adhesive
Conductive fabrics look, feel and behave like a traditional fabric. P-SHIELD® conductive fabrics without adhesive offer an extremely strong, corrosion-free and contouring material to manage electromagnetic interference (EMI) and grounding issues. Conductive fabrics are used as backing materials in many of Polymer Science’s adhesive products. As a roll-to-roll supplier, Polymer Science works with clients in need of stand alone conductive fabrics.
The most common application for P-SHIELD® conductive fabrics without adhesive is in zone laminated EMI constructions or to form air gaskets. Fabric air gaskets provide a lower compression force than fabric over foam without compromising shielding. Conductive fabrics are made using nickel-copper, carbon-nickel-copper and gold as the conductive media. P-SHIELD® materials effectively shield over a wide frequency range. Conductive fabrics can be applied as die cut parts or as sheets.
Polymer Science offers woven and ripstop variations that provide ultra-thin, strong and corrosion-resistant solutions to shielding issues. Fabrics are flexible and conform around tight angles and contour to irregular surfaces. Unlike some other shielding materials, conductive fabrics are wrinkle-free and non-abrasive to other surfaces. Without adhesives, fabrics are exceptionally easy to handle and repositionable, simplifying manufacturing processes.
There are numerous applications that benefit from conductive fabrics but do not require an adhesive. Advanced batteries, capacitors, drug delivery systems and consumer electronics all use conductive fabrics to provide electromagnetic interference shielding. Beyond shielding, fabrics provide some insulation and anti-static dissipation properties. Fabrics may assist in shock absorption and help in light blocking within sensitive housings. Our staff is very responsive to inquiries and helps our clients identify the best fabric to suit your application and manufacturing process. Polymer Science continues to design new products to meet the evolving needs of our clients.
P-SHIELD® Conductive Fabrics without Adhesive
Electric vehicle (EV) design is evolving rapidly. Manufacturers rely on Polymer Science’s proven products for shielding and grounding throughout EV, advanced battery and conventional automotive. P-SHIELD® conductive fabrics control electromagnetic problems with the addition of extreme strength, corrosion resistance and good static dissipation. As an air loop gasketing material, conductive fabrics offer a lightweight solution and a lower compression force. In EV and advanced battery applications, reducing weight helps improve performance.
P-SHIELD® conductive fabrics are exceptionally easy to manage, reposition and contour to irregular surfaces. Our many years of engineering and designing conductive fabrics for medical applications and EMI shielding apply to emerging technologies. Solar energy benefits from conductive fabric’s ability to shield, dissipate static and resist corrosion.
Like most electronic devices, computer designs are more compact than ever. Conductive fabrics solve shielding and grounding in many advanced designs. Conductive fabrics can be formed into loops and utilized as air gaskets. P-SHIELD® conductive fabrics provide reliable X Y Z axis conductivity, EMI shielding & grounding.
There is very limited space within smartphones. Polymer Science P-SHIELD® conductive fabrics may serve multiple functions while shielding within smart devices. Fabrics are strong, thin and lightweight. Within the compact housings of smartphones, conductive fabrics are wrinkle-free and non-abrasive to other surfaces. Polymer Science’s P-SHIELD® conductive fabrics are used to form air gaskets and stretch across sensitive components like speakers.
Without an adhesive, conductive fabrics may act as gaskets to fill gaps with tablets and other devices. Light blocking and shock absorption may benefit mobile devices. Non-corrosive fabrics contour around sensitive components and offer a durable, non-abrasive surface.
Touchscreens are prevalent within many consumer devices including telecommunications, smart home and wearable devices. Conductive fabrics help manufacturers solve shielding and grounding problems within the devices that feature touchscreens. Polymer Science conductive fabrics most often appear as air gasketing within these intricate devices. As more devices come to market, conductive fabrics fill a larger role in how users interact with touchscreens.