SHIELDEX® Metalized Conductive Fabrics

Conductive Fabrics

Conductive Fabrics

SHIELDEX® metalized conductive fabrics provide vast flexibility for many different applications. These fabrics are plated throughout with 99% pure silver. The SHIELDEX® Silverell® line of fabrics are a combination of 99% pure silver nylon yarns and non-conductive yarns. Additional coatings such as copper, nickel, and tin can be applied depending on the field of use. The applications for plated fabrics are endless, some examples include RF shielding, medical, electrical, and sensing to name a few. We also offer metalized conductive polyester fabric which are listed below as our LX fabrics.

Non-Woven Conductive Fabrics

Non-woven conductive fabrics are made from long fibers and bonded together. Metals used are Silver (Ag), Copper (Cu), Nickel (Ni) and Tin (Sn) in various combinations. Additional available coatings provide solutions for corrosion protection, enhanced EMI shielding effectiveness, and/or environmental concerns. Adhesives can be added upon request. Some applications include RF shielding wall paper, cable shielding, gaskets, filtration media, heating elements, conductive tape and passive static eliminator.

 

Name

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 Metals  Part Number  

Surface Resistance:

Ohms / □

 

Average Shielding Effectiveness:

30Mhz-10Ghz

Basel Ag 1100301102 < 0.6 45db
Bern Ag 11003011025 < 1.0 50db
Bilbao Ag 1100301104 < 2.0 45db
Bonn Ag 1100301100 < 0.5 60db
Kiel +30 Cu 1300301101 < 0.02 80db
Nice Ni/Cu/Ag 1400301100 < 0.06 90db
Zeven +30 Sn/Cu/Ag 150030130 < 0.05 90db

Woven Conductive Fabrics

Woven Conductive Fabrics are formed by weaving. These are available in both a basic plain weave (PW) which is strong and durable, and a rip stop weave (RS) that is reinforced to resist tearing. Metals used are Silver (Ag), Copper (Cu), Nickel (Ni) and Tin (Sn) in various combinations. Some applications include but are not limited to EMI/RFI gasket and garments, RF shielding for enclosures, curtains, pouches, I/O panels, and clean room compatibility (CR), Etchtex program, passive static eliminators, antimicrobial purposes, thermal applications and IR reductions.

 

Name

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 Metals  Part Number  

Surface Resistance:

Ohms / □

 

Average Shielding Effectiveness:

30Mhz-10Ghz

Bremen PW Ag 1100201130 <0.3 60db
Bremen RS Ag 110010180 <0.3 60db
Bremen IR Ag 110070180 <0.5 60db
Kassel Cu/Ag 1300101130 <0.03 80db
Nanking Ni/Ag 1900102130 <0.3 60db
Nora PW Ni/Cu/Ag 1400201130 <0.03 85db
Nora RS Ni/Cu/Ag 1400101130 <0.03 85db
Nora LX PW Ni/Cu 1400201130LX <0.05 80db
Nora LX RS Ni/Cu 14002101130LX <0.05 80db
Nora Dell Ni/Cu/Ag 1401101S80 <0.009 95db
Nora Dell CR Ni/Cu/Ag 1401101S80CR <0.009 95db
Zell PW Sn/Cu/Ag 15002001130 <0.02 80db
Zell RS Sn/Cu/Ag 1500101130 <0.02 80db
Zell CR PW Sn/Cu/Ag 15002001130CR <0.02 80db
Zell CR RS Sn/Cu/Ag 1500101130CR <0.02 80db

Medical Fabrics

Medical fabrics are offered in various weights and textures including both knits, and elastic knits with single (SD) or double direction DS) stretch as well as some woven forms. These fabrics are usually silver plated only, with 99% silver (Ag). Medical fabrics are available with an anti-tarnish coating (+B). Silver is a natural antimicrobial treatment that limits the infections from bacteria for human and veterinarian purposes. Applications for our medical fabrics include; island wound dressings, compression wraps, garments and other products made for antimicrobial, allergen, anti-odor, fungicidal, atopic skin disorders, and thermal conductivity. Although most of the medical fabrics are used for silver ionic release there are some that can be used for EMI/RFI applications and theatrical drapery.

 

Name

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Part Number Material
1133 1101501145 Ag knit mesh
Balingen 1100501130 Ag knit
Medtex P70 115090213070 Ag knit w/elastic, 70g, DS
Medtex P70+B 115090213070B Ag knit w/elastic, 70g, DS
Medtex EL 100 1101601100 Ag knit w/elastic, 100g, DS
Medtex EL 100+B 1101601101B Ag knit w/elastic, 100g, DS
Medtex P130 1150902130 Ag knit w/elastic, 130g, DS
Medtex P130+B 1150902130B Ag knit w/elastic, 130g, DS
Medtex P180 1101301180 Ag knit w/elastic, 180g, SS
Medtex P180+B 1101301180B Ag knit w/elastic, 180g, SS
Tulle 1100601151 Ag knit mesh

Technical Fabrics

Technical fabrics are our conductive silver knitted fabrics with elastic that come in a single direction (SD) or double direction (DS) stretch. While these fabrics can be used in the same applications as our medical fabrics, Technical fabrics are generally used for applications that require a higher conductivity like smart wear. Applications include; sensors (vital signs, stimulation of nerves and muscles, etc.), EMI shielding, and reflection to name a few.

 

Name

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Part Number  

Surface Resistance:

Ohms / □

Techniktex P130+B 1150902130TB < 2
Techniktex P180+B 1101301180TB < 2

RTF Fabrics

RTF Fabrics (Ready to Fabricate) include some of our woven or non-woven metalized fabrics containing additional coatings including; carbon (C2), hot melt adhesives (HMA), pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) or low density thermoplastics (LDPE). These fabrics are typically used in similar applications as are woven fabrics, as well as wallpaper, tapes, medical electrodes and fingertips for touch screen gloves.

 

Name

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 Part Number  Coating  

Surface Resistance:

Ohms / □

 

Average Shielding Effectiveness:

30Mhz-10Ghz

Armor 1400231125 HMA <0.03 85db
Bergen 1200161125 C2 <0.05 60db
Berlin 1200131127 C2 <0.3 60db
Berlin LX PW 1200131127LXPW C2 <0.5 85db
Berlin LX RS 1200131127LXRS C2 <0.5 85db
Standard 1200231125 LDPE <0.05 60db

Mesh Fabrics

Mesh fabrics are knitted mesh which are plated with silver (Ag), additional metals can be added for your custom application. Mesh Fabric applications include but are not limited to, RF shielding for windows, medical garments, composite, antimicrobial purposes, resistance heating, and automotive or aerospace applications where a light weight mesh is needed.

 

Name

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 Part Number  

Surface Resistance:

Ohms / □

 

Average Shielding Effectiveness:

30Mhz-10Ghz

2611 600500105 < 1.0 35db
Baltimore 1102001135 < 1.0 60db
Mesh LX 140180133107 < 0.01 70db
Tulle 1101201111 < 1.0 35db

Wearable Fabrics

Wearable fabrics are a combination of our silver plated yarn which is knitted or woven with various non-conductive yarns. Our Silverell® line of fabrics are used for anti-microbial, fungicidal, and thermal applications such as garments and other related products. Some of our Silverell® fabrics have the ability to provide personal RF shielding. Our stainless steel fabric (SS) and ESD woven fabrics are used for ESD garments and curtain applications.

 

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 Part Number  Yarns
Silverell Cotton Jersey 8001602005 Ag Nylon/Cotton
Silverell Jersey Modal – Anthracite 8001602009 Ag Nylon/Modal/Anthracite
Silverell Jersey Modal 8001602001 Ag Nylon/Modal/Melange
Silverell Jersey Modal B 8001602001B Ag Nylon/Modal/Melange
Silverell Jersey Modal K 8001602001K Ag Nylon/Modal/Melange
Silverell Silver Knit 8001602006 Ag Nylon/Cotton/Lycra
Silverell Silverknit K 8001602006K Ag Nylon/Cotton//Lycra
Silverweave 800160ZY1B Ag Nylon/Cotton
Silverell Dark SS 8005001SSC Cotton/polyester/S. Steel
ESD Woven Fabric 8005001PCLE Polyester/Carbon