Tough Conductive Textiles-Great in Extreme Conditions!Randy Mitchell
Tough Conductive Textiles-Great in Extreme Conditions! Much of the work done by conductive textiles is done under mild environmental conditions. They are often used indoors in EMC testing labs, hospitals, and vehicles. They are not able to withstand harsh weather elements. These conductive textiles are thin and fragile. They are vulnerable in their native state. There has long been a need for them in tougher conditions. The textiles just weren’t durable enough for it. Architectural Shielding, marine conditions, military operations and warehousing, were hazardous to these delicate textiles.
Tough Conductive Textiles-Great in Extreme Conditions! In 2021 V Technical Textiles, Inc. and the Seaman Corporation developed a new product. The Seaman Corporation has long been known for rugged materials, made to stand up in the most challenging conditions. V Technical Textiles, Inc. has the world’s largest selection of conductive textiles. Shelter-Right RF combines VTT’s quality conductive fabric with a durable fabric coating from Seaman Corporation. This covering allows the use of conductive metal textiles in harsh conditions. The coating protects them from moisture, salt, punctures, UV, and tears. These ruggedized textiles are used for:
- Architectural Shielding for RF Secure Structures.
- Portable Command tents for the Military or Law Enforcement.
- Aerospace Cleanrooms.
- Automotive test Chambers.
- Warehouse RFID Curtains.
Tough Conductive Textiles-Great in Challenging Conditions! Shelter-Rite RF is available in two forms:
Shelter-Rite RF 10oz PVC White– Item/Part: LA101256A52. Surface Resistivity <0.009Ω, Finished Weight (ASTM D751) 10.0 oz/square yard/340 grams/square meter, Far Field Shielding averaging 95 dB from 30 MHz to 10 GHz, Grab Tensile (ASTM D751) 778/667 N, Strip Tensile (ASTM D751 Procedure B) 87/87 daN/5cm, Tongue Tear (ASTM D751) 130/130N
Shelter-Rite RF 10 oz PVC White– Item/Part-LA 101926A57. Surface Resistivity <0.07Ω, Finished Weight (ASTM D571) 10.0 oz/square yard/340 grams/square meter, Far Field Shielding averaging 50-80 dB from 100 MHz-18 GHz, Grab Tensile (ASTM D751) 778/667N, Strip Tensile (ASTM D751 Procedure B) 87/87 daN/5cm, Tongue Tear (ASTM D751) 130N/130N.
As you can see above, the electrical properties vary quite a bit. This is to show that you can choose the electrical properties of the conductive textile to match your specific need. Expect to have more options in electrical properties as development goes forward! The electrical properties vary, but the durability remains the same due to the Seaman Corporation Coating.
Please feel free to contact Sue Uhler, Senior Sales Engineer for Seaman Corporation for more information on this unique new product line. Sue may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (330)-202-4471.
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