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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|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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