Adhesives Research (Glen Rock, PA) offers ARclad and Flexshield 8269 pressure-sensitive EMI shielding tapes. The ARclad is 2.4-mil tape that is highly conductive, acrylic-based, and features a 1-ounce tin plated copper foil backing. The shielding effectiveness ranges from 80 dB to 95 dB in the 1 GHz to 18 GHz frequency range. The backing can be soldered and is resistant to corrosion and oxidation. The Flexshield 8269 is a 4-mil tape that features a metallized fabric carrier. It offers resistance to cracking from repeated flexing. Shielding effectiveness is 80 dB to 90 dB in the 1 GHz to 18 GHz frequency range. Both products are suitable for use as die-cut components in medical electronics and instrumentation.

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This article first appeared in the May, 2010 issue of Medical Design Briefs Magazine.

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