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Elastomers

Schlegel Electronics Materials (SEM) line of silicone gaskets provides shielding capability in diverse markets and applications, including the military, aerospace, medical, fluid seal, environmental and microwave applications. Our silicone elastomers are specifically designed for gasketing applications that require high levels of attenuation up to 120 db.

SEM is renowned for its high quality EMI shielding gaskets. We provide a full family of products to meet a wide spectrum of shielding needs. Our silicone gaskets meet customer needs in a variety of markets, with very competitive pricing. Engineers can now fulfill all their shielding needs from one manufacturer, rather than having to go through multiple distributors or resellers.

Silicone, the base material for elastomers, has environmental sealing properties. Shielding is achieved by incorporating various media in the silicone, depending on the product. Wire is used to provide conductivity in the oriented silicone line and a non-corrosive particle is added to the extruded parts. Because conductive elastomers can be extruded, many different profiles and lengths can be made to suit any application.

Gaskets

Wire Oriented in Silicone Gaskets (WOS)
The E/Gasket-WOS establishes EMI/RFI integrity with high attenuation

Avoid the risk of EMI or environmental seal failure.

The E/Gasket-WOS, Wire Oriented in Silicone, stands up to the test. Schlegel Electronic Materials’ (SEM) E/Gasket-WOS combines the benefits of two robust materials into one gasket. Its high- quality commercial or military grade silicone maintains a strong environmental seal, while a choice of wire substrates offers both high levels of attenuation and galvanic compatibility/ E/Gasket-WOS also resists compression set over a wide temperature range for lasting performance.

Available in both solid and sponge silicone, with aluminum or monel embedded wires. E/Gasket-WOS comes in sheet and strip forms-with or without silicone compatible Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA).

Custom orders are available upon request.

For performance characteristics and ordering information please download SEM ’s Conductive Elastomers pdf or contact your SEM representative.

Specifications

MetalSpecificationElastomerSpecification
Monel WoreQN-N-281, 0.0045 diaSolid Silicone (A)ZZ-R-765-2b 40
Aluminium WireAlloy 5056, 0.005 diaSponge SiliconeAMS 3195
SnPhBronze WireASTM B1505, 0.0045 diaFlourosiliconeMil-R-25988 Gr
Tin Plated CopperQQW-343Silicone (B)WSI-9206 TYPE1

Most commonly used substrates. Other combinations are available upon request.

 Silicone/ Monel WireSponge Silicon/ Monel WireSolid Silicone/ AluminiumSponge Silicone/ AluminiumSolid Silicone/ Tin Plated Copper Wiire
Shielding db:
200 Khz7070707080
100 Mhz120120120120120
1. Ghz100100100100105
Closing Force (psi)25 - 10025 - 10015 - 7515 - 7525 - 100
Compression Set
(@50 psi)
2%5%2%5%8%
Temperature range (ºC)-0.325-0.325-0.325-0.325-0.325
EMP Survivabilityyesyesyesyesyes
Colorgreygreybluegreyblue
Wire count (sq. in.)900900900900900
Conductive Silicone Elastomer Gaskets (CSE)
Wide range of shielding effectiveness available with highest quality formulations

An application requiring reliable, cost-effective EMI shielding needs Schlegel Electronics Materials’ (SEM) Conductive Silicone Elastomer Gaskets-E/Gasket-CSE. SEM’s E/Gasket-CSE offers a durable composite of high-quality silicone and conductive microscopic particles–manufactured to strict formulations—that provide shielding to answer any EMI challenge. Three popular composites are: silver-plated aluminum filled elastomers which are specially formulated for applications requiring both high levels of shielding and galvanic compatibility to a wide variety of metal interfaces. Silver-plated copper filled elastomers provide a higher level of shielding than most particle-filled elastomers. The nickel-coated graphite elastomers are available for applications requiring less conductivity but better galvanic compatibility to mating surfaces in applications with environmental exposure. Custom compounds can be formulated to fit specific requirements

E/Gasket-CSE is available in molded, sheet or extruded form from D-shapes to O-rings.

For performance characteristics and ordering information please download SEM’s Conductive Elastomers Catalog or contact your SEM representative.

Conductive ParticlesCarbonNickel GraphiteSilver GlassSilver NickelSilver AluminiumSilver CopperSilver Low Density
MIL-G-83528 TypeN/AN/AMLB, DA, C, KJ
Operating Temperature
Min (ºC)-55-55-55-55-55-55-55
Max (ºC)175200200180200125160
Specific Gravity1.21.951.8423.51.7
Hardness (Shore A) Durometer707065756565/75/8545
Compression Deflection (% min)3.53.53.53.53.53.58
Tensile Strength (lbs/sq-in)450150200200200200150
Elongation (%)3.53.53.53.53.53.58
Volume Resistivity (ohm-cm)80.10.0050.0050.0080.0040.001
Shielding Effectiveness (20mhz-10ghz)408011010011011080
EMP survivabilityyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Die-Cut Composite Gaskets
Schlegel Electronics Materials can supply several common composite materials as sheet, strips, or die-cut gaskets. Each has fluid/pressure sealing characteristics when correctly integrated between mating surfaces.

Typical applications include connectors, avionics equipment, engine management systems and wave guides.

These gasket materials are an oriented matrix of wires bonded into a solid or sponge elastomer base. This material allows good electrical contact on less than ideal surface finishes while not allowing electrical conduction across the width of the gasket.

A flourosilicone variant is available for applications where fuel and oil resistance is necessary:

Woven aluminum mesh impregnated with a silicone or neoprene elastomer.
Expanded Monel mesh filled with a silicone elastomer.