Natural Look & Feel
Silver Jersey Knit
ESD Static Fabric
High Performance Mesh
Stainless Steel Mesh
Nickel Copper Ripstop
Pure Copper Taffeta
Stick E Shield™
Copper Wire Mesh
A note about washing shielded fabric:
Please note that some shielding fabrics are not washable at all, and some can be hand washed only. Please read and follow washing instructions that come with your product.
Poor water quality will damage Silver.
Test your tap water on a small fabric swatch before washing your fabric/garment:
If color change or loss of conductivity occurs, DO NOT use tap water to wash/rinse your fabric. Use distilled or deionized, reverse osmosis water.
Use Texcare to help protect the Silver in the shielding fabric. Washing will eventually degrade all fabrics with Silver fibers and reduce shielding performance. Discoloration over time is normal.
What is the proper way to test shielding performance?
Click for mesh transparency comparison
Keep conductive fabrics away from electrical sockets and bare wires! Fabrics do not contain flame retardant, use caution around open flames and heat sources.
Accessories which can be used with Shielding Fabrics:
"Get Samples of All Our Fabrics"
Can't decide which fabric is right for your application? Want to see and feel the fabrics before you decide? In this booklet you get swatches of each fabric, along with specifications and application suggestions. Swatches are approximately 2 inches. Ni/Cu/Co tape, Threads, Hook & Loop, and Copper Wire Mesh not included in standard sampler, so if you need these, be sure to specify. If you need larger pieces for your testing, you can order as little as 1 linear foot of any material (see above).
Booklet includes a coupon worth $25 towards any fabric from our line. Good for 1 year.
TEXCARELaundry Detergent For Shielding Textiles With Silver Or Stainless Steel Threads.
Special recipe detergent preserves the shielding performance, saves the environment and is suitable for many allergy sufferers.
After many years of experience with shielding fabrics we found out that some laundry detergents are bad for the shielding attenuation. In addition, customers who suffer from MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity syndrome) reported some brands cause an undesirable odor. This new laundry detergent, developed in cooperation with a prestigious manufacturer of eco-detergents, will not react with our Silver or stainless steel shielding fabrics which are washable.
It contains no fragrances, coloring agents, complexing agents, preservatives, enzymes, genetic engineering, petrochemicals, and all ingredients are 100 % biodegradable.
1 liter is enough for 20 loads. The dosage is independent of the water hardness. Pour 50 ml TEXCARE per load in the detergent drawer or put it straight in the drum. Select delicate cycle with washing at 30°C. Can also be used for hand washing. Please take note of the fabric care label, respective to washability, ironing and drying!
MSDS sheet (pdf), German & English
Need a ground cord?
Attaches Ground Cords to Fabric or Plastic
Want a tidy and good looking way to attach a ground cord to a conductive fabric or plastic shield? This simple hardware combination does the trick in style. First, crimp the provided ring terminal to your ground wire. Next, punch a small hole in your conductive sheet. Pass the stud of the snap through this hole and through the ring terminal. Finally, apply the other half of the snap. Makes good contact and you can move it or remove it as needed. Snap is nickel plated for excellent corrosion resistance and is washable. Ground wire not included.
"2 Styles to Suit Your Needs"
Need to sew with conductive thread? Want to add a conductive stitch to a non-conductive fabric? Only need a little bit?
With this conductive thread, you can add conductivity to any fabric, make conductive traces as easily as sewing, even use it as un-insulated low voltage wiring. Great for embroidery too.
Thick, soft blend of polyester (80%) and AISI 316L stainless steel (20%). Very strong and completely corrosion resistant. Great for applications that need machine washing or sterilization. About 200 Ohm per yard. Needs a needle with large eye. Approximately 4 yards of thread per bobbin.
Nylon 6.6 filament yarn twisted with 99% pure, ultra-fine Silver fibers
You get 2 bobbins in this offer. Can also be hand sewn. Hand wash, no bleach. Hang dry. Do not dry clean. Approximately 20 yards of thread per bobbin.
"Silver Plated Nylon, bulk"
Need to sew with conductive thread? Want to add a conductive stitch to a non-conductive fabric?
With conductive thread, you can add conductivity to any fabric, make conductive traces as easily as sewing, even use it as uninsulated low voltage wiring.
66 Yarn 22+3ply 110 PET.
"Conductive Adhesive Too!"
High conductivity, high flexibility fabric tape with conductive adhesive. Nickel, Copper and Cobalt coated nylon ripstop fabric (with anti-fray) offers excellent RF shielding properties (70 dB at 1 MHz, 100 dB at 1 GHz) and electrical conductivity (surface resistivity of less than 0.1 Ohms/sq). Use it to seal gaps, seams, and edges of shielding fabrics, paints or plastics. Also can be used to create conductive pathways on surfaces or add shielding to cables and flexible conduits. Cuts easily with scissors. Extremely corrosion and tear resistant, -10 to 80°C. Only 0.005 inch thick. 1 inch wide, 25 feet per roll with paper release liner.
"Conductive Temporary Hold"
Similar to Velcro™ but conductive. One inch wide. Excellent holding power and RF shielding. Use it to create re-sealable flaps, tubes, and seams in shielding fabrics, plastics and foils. Will conduct along its length and across the gap. Silver coated. Can be sewn in or glued, no adhesive supplied. 1 inch wide. Very unique!
Need large quantities? Order master rolls and save! 150 feet long.
It is claimed that electrons ‘pass’ through the insulation by a process called quantum tunneling. In classical physics, the electrons cannot pass through an insulating barrier, but according to quantum theory a wave can – and this is what happens in QTC™. Another way of describing the quantum tunneling effect is to say that a non-zero probability exists of electrons one side of the insulation barrier appearing on the other side.
QTC™ can be used as a solid state switch - in the "off" state it is a good insulator and in the "on" state it is as good as a metal conductor. It can be used to detect even very small changes due to compression, tension or other stresses and it can carry significant currents allowing for the direct control of loads.
Rated for over one million compressions.
Shielding fabrics, paints, and plastics will usually have a conductive surface. Conductivity is important for joining shields, connecting ground cords, and determining if the material will be good for Earthing. Testing with an Ohmmeter is tricky because it only makes contact at a point. You might by chance pick a point with is conductive, or not… and get inaccurate results. This handy meter uses two parallel 2” conductive rods, mounted right on the back of the meter to make solid contact with the surface you are testing. Just turn the meter on and press it against the surface. Large LCD display shows Resistivity in Ohms (the opposite of conductivity). Ranging from 103 (very conductive) to 1012 (insulative). Display also says one of the following: CONDUCTIVE, STATIC DISSIPATIVE, INSULATIVE, so there is no question about what the numbers mean.
It includes a ground cord and can also measure the resistance to ground. If that is not enough it has a built in thermometer which reads in °F or °C. Includes backlight, HOLD feature, and one 9V battery. That’s a lot packed into one simple device. Manual and display in English.
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