As automobiles rely more on electronics for critical vehicle operation, in addition to entertainment and comfort functions, there is a need to operate without error in the presence of interferences and to not have interference with other systems in the vehicle. Electromagnetic interference can disrupt electronic devices, equipment and systems performance.
To overcome the challenges of electromagnetic interface, a variety of conventional solutions, like metallic enclosures, coatings, foams, other sealing mechanisms, etc., are utilized. However, these solutions limit the freedom and ease of design, making the processes longer and more difficult.
DSM’s solution is conductive engineering plastics—Stanyl, Xytron and Akulon—that provide EMI shielding and thermal conductivity. A 45-60 dB shielding can be achieved together with thermal conductivity.
Any of these three material solutions can enable almost 50% of weight savings per component compared to a metal or a coated metal EMI shielded component. Plus, these materials ensure long-term durability and sustainability.
To learn more about Stanyl, Xytron and Akulon, or to request test samples, contact us or visit plasticsfinder.com for additional information, including technical data sheets.