POLA SOLID is a composite electromagnetic interface (EMI) shielding and environmental sealing gasket material consisting of hundreds of individual fine wires embedded into the z-axis of solid elastomer.
POLA SOLID is a composite electromagnetic interface (EMI) shielding and environmental sealing gasket material consisting of hundreds of individual fine wires embedded into the z-axis of solid elastomer. Available in various flat seal configurations, including sheets, strips and die-cut parts, POLA SOLID is easily integrated into existing application assemblies, making the switch from a non-EMI solution possible. With comparable performance at a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions that provide both EMI shielding and weather sealing performance, as well as the opportunity to exactly match the galvanic potential of interfacing aluminum surfaces, POLA SOLID provides total cost of ownership savings in excess of 50% through price point and corrosion rework reductions.
Features and Benefits: • Solid silicone results in increased durability and sealing performance • A solid silicone binder results in a robust gasketing material that can withstand greater fastener torque values as well as increased pressure and weather sealing requirements. • Multiple wire alloy options allow for galvanic compatibility to be optimized between the gasketing and mating surfaces • Cured in place oriented wires will not dislodge, thereby eliminating foreign object debris concerns • Wire “bite-through” during gasket deflection allows for non-conductive pressure sensitive adhesive to be used rather than the conductive systems more commonly offered with EMI gasketing solutions • Various form factors are offered including strips, sheets and converted gaskets, thereby allowing for easy application and manufacturing integration • Galvanic compatibility allows for optimized corrosion mitigation and avoidance of related rework costs. • Elimination of foreign object debris ensures costly application rework due to electrical shorting can be avoided. • The elimination of conductive pressure sensitive adhesive results in better adhesion and less galvanic corrosion potential for the overall system, thereby reducing both gasket installation labor and rework associated with corrosion. • Various form factors reduce secondary operations and capital expenditures commonly associated with gasket conversion.