ETS-Lindgren's Architectural Shielding Material is made using Flectron materials, which are metallized fabrics whose primary application is electromagnetic interference (EMI shielding. Flectron Nickel/Copper Polyester Non-woven is a unique fabric, manufactured using a patented proprietary technology. The base layer is highly conductive copper, with an outer layer of nickel for corrosion resistance. This technology combines the properties of these metals with the lightweight, permeability and flexibility of a non-woven. Nickel/Copper Polyester Non-woven offers excellent surface conductivity, shielding effectiveness, and corrosion resistance for a variety of applications.
Flectron metalized non-woven fabrics are inherently flexible and can therefore accommodate complex contours and shapes. The fibrous nature of Flectron helps avoid EMI leakage when encountering seams, connections and terminations. When two mats are properly overlaid, the fibers from each blend with the other, thus effectively eliminating any open slots. Flectron materials also create a tight EMI seal when mated with metals and metal foils. With proper installation, non-conductive adhesives are all that is necessary. The materials are also available with a thin coating which enables the fabric to meet the UL 94 VTMO flame rating.