AmberStrand® Composite Metal-Clad Light Weight EMI/RFI Braided Shielding

AmberStrand

Composite Metal-Clad Light Weight EMI/RFI Braided Shielding

For many applications, the cable shield is the most important element in controlling EMI. Unfortunately, metal shielding – especially when applied in multiple layers – can be extremely heavy. The opportunity to provide robust EMI shielding at a fraction of the weight is the principal advantage of composite thermoplastic braid made from AmberStrand® thermoplastic material. Transfer impedance test reports demonstrate the effectiveness of the material as compared to conventional metal solutions. Mechanical properties are comparable to other non-metallic materials (see Table I).

The best of both braid worlds combines the light weight, abrasion resistance and elasticity of fabric braid with the EMI protection of metal. The Glenair AmberStrand® plated thermoplastic shielding offers all of the best performance characteristics of fabric and metal braid, but with only a fraction of the weight of metal.

Glenair's in-house braiding production capacity is truly impressive. More than 50 braiders, ranging from 16 to 96 carriers, provide the capability to produce large quantities of precise metal and non-metallic braid and expandable sleeving in tubular, tapered, and flat configurations in virtually any material and length to suit customer requirements.

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Qualification Test Reports
Test Description Date
Characterization and Structural Behavior Federal Aviation Administration January 2009
Accelerated Aging Test Report Ali Saberi and Deniz Armani, Ph.D. April 07, 2010
Composite Nickel Plated Tubular Braid Lothar O. Hoeft, Ph.D. April 17, 2007
Vertical Flammability Test Results Skandia, Inc. February 13, 2007
Salt Fog with SO2 Testing National Technical Systems March 27, 2007
Fluids Testing Environment Associates, Inc. March 5, 2007
Mass Loss and Collected Volatile Condensable Materials NuSil Silicone Technology March 12, 2007
Salt Spray (Fog) Test Anachem Laboratories April 3, 2007
Lightning Current Tests on Composite Braids Lightning Technologies, Inc. January 25, 2008
Flex Test R. Gonsalves, B. Bergsrud March 22, 2007
Thermal Cycling Test Results Deniz Armani, Daniel Courtney, Tom Young March 12, 2008

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Shielding Test Reports

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103-026 - 100% AmberStrand Composite Braid for EMI Shielding Applications

103-026

100% AmberStrand® Composite Braid for EMI Shielding Applications
103-027 - 75% / 25% AmberStrand® Composite / NiCu Braid for EMI Shielding Applications

103-027

75% / 25% AmberStrand® Composite / NiCu Braid for EMI Shielding Applications
319-064

319-064

Composite Swing-Arm Backshell with AmberStrand® Shield Sock and Self-Locking Rotatable Coupling
319-120

319-120

Composite EMI/RFI Backshell with AmberStrand® Shield Sock and Self-Locking Rotatable Coupling
319-134

319-134

Composite EMI/RFI Ultra Low-Profile AmberStrand® Shield Sock with Shrink Boot Porch and Self Locking Rotatable Coupling
319-136

319-136

Composite EMI/RFI AmberStrand® Shield Sock with Shrink Boot Porch and Self-Locking Rotatable Coupling
319-137

319-137

Composite AmberStrand® Shield Sock Strain Relief with Self-Locking Rotatable Coupling
319-138

319-138

"Wide Mouth" Composite Swing-Arm Strain Relief with AmberStrand® Shield Sock and Self-Locking Rotatable Coupling
687-749

687-749

Composite AS85049/93 Banding Split-Ring for use with AmberStrand® Braid
600-164

600-164 Large Broad Blade Utility Shear

For Cutting AmberStrand® and Braided Metal Shielding. Also Cuts Rubber, Cable Jacketing, Cable, Plastics and Rope.
Amberstrand Soldering Procedure

AmberStrand® Suggested Soldering Procedure for Pull-On Braid Over Multiple Breakout Legs

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