Fabric over foam

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  • About conductive fabric over foam

    Conductive fabric over foam products consist of Laird plated conductive fabrics and foams wrapped to create soft, reliable and repeatable EMI shielding gaskets and complex die cuts.

    Fabric over foam products are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes and profiles cut to length, with standard or conductive acrylic based adhesives. They have a shielding effectiveness of >100dB across a wide spectrum of frequencies.

    Conductive fabric over foam characteristics:

    • Breathable options
    • Performs under very high and low temperatures
    • Flame retardant (UL recognised per UL94 V0)
    • Abrasion resistant
    • RoHS compliant
    • EcoGreen™ versions are halogen-free
    • Extremely low compression forces of the urethane foam core allows for use of lighter materials
    • Available in nickel/copper and tin/copper to ensure galvanic compatibility with a wide variety of materials
    • Custom options available
  • Search conductive fabric over foam

    Browse through our full range of conductive fabric over foam below for more detailed information and product data sheets. If you would like to ask us a question about any of these products, simply click on “add to wish list” and the product details can be added to a contact form once you’re ready to get in touch. You can also send these details to yourself or a colleague. 


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    Any data provided relates to values typically generated when measuring these materials, and is offered as a guide to material selection. However it is not guaranteed and the user is responsible for evaluating the suitability of a product for the application it is intended for. Some test methods may vary, please refer to data sheet or call for assistance.

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  • Sheilding in action

    Read through our case studies to find relevant, real-life examples of the powerful problem solving capabilities of our shielding products. Browse all case studies to learn more about custom die-cut components and our tape converting capabilities.


  • Customising your products

    Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise fabric over foam materials to create non-standard roll widths and lengths, or convenient and easy to handle components. Customisation offers a number of benefits, including cost savings and enhanced product design. Whatever your needs, we have the experience and capabilities to provide a complete solution, from design and prototyping to full production and automated assembly.


    • Die-cutting
      Die-cutting
      We use a range of die-cutting equipment to create your bespoke adhesive components...
    • Slitting
      Slitting
      The cutting of large rolls of material to non-standard widths and lengths...
    • Laser cutting
      Laser cutting
      For cutting small, complicated geometries or features...
    • Guillotining
      Guillotining
      For laminating and sheeting to custom sizes...
    • Laminating
      Laminating
      Laminate materials fully or in selective areas, for a bespoke material construction...
    • Bespoke presentations
      Bespoke presentations
      For an efficient design that aids quick and accurate assembly...
    • X/Y axis plotter
      X/Y axis plotter
      For producing prototypes and small batch runs...
    • Rapid prototyping
      Rapid prototyping
      To test and demonstrate products in the early stages of design...
    • Clean room manufacturing
      Clean room manufacturing
      For a controlled manufacturing environment...
    • Automation solutions
      Automation solutions
      Reduce costs and enhance quality with automated pick and place equipment...
    • R&D
      R&D
      Assistance in developing the most effective part in form, function and presentation...
    • Computer Aided Design
      Computer Aided Design
      For accurate and optimum component design...
    • Contract converting
      Contract converting
      We can customise your material into bespoke shapes and combine it with complimentary products...
    • Part tolerances
      Part tolerances
      View our part tolerance standard values and talk to us about your requirements
  • Learn more about conductive fabric over foam

    To learn more about fabric over foam and its uses, browse through our range of interesting and relevant videos, news and other media


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      Five tips for designing converted components

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      Laird conductive fabric over foam

      Browse Laird's range of conductive fabric over foam products.

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      EMI and RFI Shielding Products

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