EMI shielding fibers and yarns for textiles

Bekaert EMI shielding fibers and yarns for textiles
Bekinox® stainless steel fibers and yarns are an ideal component for electromagnetic (EMI) shielding textiles. With a shielding protection of up to 55 dB in a frequency range of 300 to 1000 mHz it nearly matches highly efficient alternatives like silver and copper. While these metals lose almost all protective value after only a few washes, Bekinox® is perfectly machine-washable.

Reliable protection against EMI

The diameter of Bekinox®stainless steel fibers can be as thin as 6, 5 µm. This results in superior conductivity and shielding properties. When electric fields act on conductive materials, the yarns dissipate radiation at the textile surface, protecting the wearer or user from harmful levels of EMI or E-smog. The yarns are ideal for garments as they possess outstanding wash resistance, allowing up to 200 industrial washes.

Proven performance

The beneficial features of Bekinox® yarns have been thoroughly investigated at the EMC research centre. The results showed not only that Bekinox® yarns reflect 99, 99% of the electromagnetic radiation in a range of 100mHz - 3 GHZ but also the fact that the results remain after frequent washing.

Based on experience

Bekaert plays a world class role on the electro-conductive, antistatic and high-temperature markets. It founded its reputation on its commitment by continuously searching for textile solutions to improve the electrical conductivity and temperature resistance under mechanical load.

Advantages

  • High shielding effectiveness
  • Easy to process
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Machine washable

Applications

Textile
Pregnancy clothing
High voltage line garments
EMI-braids and fabrics
EMI blankets
Personal protective clothing
Pregnancy clothing

Features

Bulk Material Mixture, Polymer, Stainless steel
Shape Textile
Coating None
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