Shielding Silicones with Conductive Fabric Reinforcements

Silicone rubber that’s filled with metal or metal-coated particles provides excellent EMI/RFI shielding and environmental sealing. The heavy loading of metal fills increases electrical conductivity, but can reduce tensile strength and Z-axis compression. If a material lacks sufficient tensile strength, cutting a small part with a thin cross-section may result in tearing during application or packaging. To address these concerns, Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) offers ArmouRFI™ [...]