SHIELDEX® Metalized Conductive Fabric

Conductive Fabric

Conductive Fabric

SHIELDEX® metalized conductive fabric provides 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 & EMI Shielding Faraday Enclosures & Tents, RF, EMI, & RFID Shielding CurtainsRF & EMI Shielding Faraday Pouches & Bags, RF & EMI Shielding Garments & Clothing, and Smart Textiles to name a few. We also offer metalized conductive polyester fabric which are listed below as our LX fabrics.

Non-Woven Conductive Fabric

Non-woven conductive fabric is 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

BaselAg1100301102< 0.645dB
BernAg11003011025< 1.050dB
BilbaoAg1100301104< 2.045dB
BonnAg1100301100< 0.560dB
Kiel +30Cu1300301101< 0.0280dB
NiceNi/Cu/Ag1400301100< 0.0690dB
Zeven +30Sn/Cu/Ag150030130< 0.0590dB

Woven Conductive Fabric

Woven Conductive Fabric is 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,  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 PWAg1100201130<0.360dB
Bremen RSAg110010180<0.360dB
Bremen IRAg110070180<0.560dB
KasselCu/Ag1300101130<0.0380dB
NankingNi/Ag1900102130<0.360dB
Nora PWNi/Cu/Ag1400201130<0.0385dB
Nora RSNi/Cu/Ag1400101130<0.0385dB
Nora LX PWNi/Cu1400201130LX<0.0580dB
Nora LX RSNi/Cu14002101130LX<0.0580dB
Nora DellNi/Cu/Ag1401101S80<0.00995dB
Nora Dell CRNi/Cu/Ag1401101S80CR<0.00995dB
Zell PWSn/Cu/Ag15002001130<0.0280dB
Zell RSSn/Cu/Ag1500101130<0.0280dB
Zell CR PWSn/Cu/Ag15002001130CR<0.0280dB
Zell CR RSSn/Cu/Ag1500101130CR<0.0280dB

Medical Fabric

Medical fabric is 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 fabric is 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 NumberMaterial
11331101501145Ag knit mesh
Balingen1100501130Ag knit
Medtex P70115090213070Ag knit w/elastic, 70g, DS
Medtex P70+B115090213070BAg knit w/elastic, 70g, DS
Medtex EL 1001101601100Ag knit w/elastic, 100g, DS
Medtex EL 100+B1101601101BAg knit w/elastic, 100g, DS
Medtex P1301150902130Ag knit w/elastic, 130g, DS
Medtex P130+B1150902130BAg knit w/elastic, 130g, DS
Medtex P1801101301180Ag knit w/elastic, 180g, SS
Medtex P180+B1101301180BAg knit w/elastic, 180g, SS
Tulle1100601151Ag knit mesh

Technical Fabric

Technical fabric is our conductive silver knitted fabric 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 fabric is 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+B1150902130TB< 2
Techniktex P180+B1101301180TB< 2

RTF Fabric

RTF Fabric  (Ready to Fabricate) includes 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

Armor1400231125HMA<0.0385dB
Bergen1200161125C2<0.0560dB
Berlin1200131127C2<0.360dB
Berlin LX PW1200131127LXPWC2<0.585dB
Berlin LX RS1200131127LXRSC2<0.585dB
Standard1200231125LDPE<0.0560dB

Mesh Fabric

Mesh fabric is 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

2611600500105< 1.035dB
Baltimore1102001135< 1.060dB
Mesh LX140180133107< 0.150dB (10MHz – 3GHz)
Tulle1101201111< 1.035dB

Wearable Fabric

Wearable fabric is 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.

 

Name

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 Part Number Yarns
Silverell Cotton Jersey8001602005Ag Nylon/Cotton
Silverell Jersey Modal – Anthracite8001602009Ag Nylon/Modal/Anthracite
Silverell Jersey Modal8001602002Ag Nylon/Modal/Melange
Silverell Jersey Modal B8001602003Ag Nylon/Modal/Melange
Silverell Jersey Modal K8001602007Ag Nylon/Modal/Melange
Silverell Silver Knit8001602006Ag Nylon/Cotton/Lycra
Silverell Silverknit K88001602007Ag Nylon/Cotton//Lycra
Silverweave800160ZY1BAg Nylon/Cotton
Silverell Dark SS8005001SSCCotton/polyester/S. Steel
ESD Woven Fabric8005001PCLEPolyester/Carbon

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