Some products for aerospace, telecommunications, and military applications, among others, require advanced shielding against electromagnetic interference and electrostatic discharge. This means a continuous metal or conductive enclosure. If that enclosure must also be air-tight or water-tight, any seals or gaskets used must also be conductive. Conductive elastomers are ideal for such applications. Made from silicone-type materials impregnated with metals, they offer great sealing abilities as well as the ability to conduct electromagnetic energy.
At Mueller Custom Cut, we can create custom gaskets and seals made from conductive elastomers for virtually any application that your business requires. Our company has been serving customers throughout Charlotte, NC, and the Southeast United States since 1940. We offer custom die-cut solutions, CNC-cutting, laminating, slitting, custom gasket manufacturing, and more. We can fill orders of any size, and we offer exceptional quality, fast turnaround times, and available help with product prototyping and engineering.
What Are Conductive Elastomers?
Made from silicone that contains small particles of metals like aluminum, silver, nickel, copper, or materials coated with these metals, conductive elastomers offer the flexibility to create an air-tight or water-tight seal, along with the conductivity to transmit electromagnetic energy. Combined with a metallic or conductive enclosure, these gaskets can help protect anything inside the enclosure from electromagnetic interference and static discharges, as well as the elements. By varying the densities and composition of the silicone materials, products made with conductive elastomers can behave like rubber, foam, sponge rubber, and other silicone-type materials, making them perfect for a wide range of applications.
The Benefits of Conductive Elastomers
Depending on the specific type of material and application, conductive elastomers can have several impressive benefits:
- High flexibility to conform to and seal imperfect surfaces
- High resistance to heat, UV light, and cold
- Water, air, chemical, and petroleum resistance
- High strength and durability
- High conductivity and low resistance
Ideal Applications & Industries for Conductive Elastomers
Conductive elastomers are ideal for use in enclosures that house radio equipment, telecommunications equipment, sensitive computer equipment, medical devices, scientific research, signal analysis devices, and more. They can also be used to help protect military and communications equipment from electromagnetic pulses. Some industries in which conductive elastomers prove useful include:
- Medical device manufacturing
- Medical and scientific research
- Telecommunications and signal processioning
- Electronics and consumer products
- Data storage and protection
- Military and defense
- And more!
As the only aerospace-qualified die-cut company in the Southeast, Mueller Custom Cut is confident we can fulfill your order faster, better, and at a lower cost than the competition. Request a quote or call our team at 513.574.8500!
Why Choose Mueller Custom Cut for Conductive Elastomer Products?
At Mueller Custom Cut, we can custom engineer and produce conductive elastomer seals, gaskets, and other products that are tailored to your application and budget. We can handle orders of any size, from basic prototyping to full production runs, and our company features:
- A skilled, experienced team
- Over 80 years of service in the Southeast U.S.
- A can-do attitude to take on projects of any size
- The passion to do it right or make it right
- Full AS9100 and ISO9001 certification
- The latest equipment for precision manufacturing