As design engineers create smaller and more powerful electronics, they must place sensitive components closer together, which can increase to damaging levels the force placed on these components. A new fabric-over-foam gasket from Laird Performance Materials features a soft silicone foam core with a low compression force that suppresses electromagnetic interference without damaging sensitive components. The EcoTemp Series FoF 619 gasket also withstands temperatures up to 125 degrees Celsius, giving design engineers a soft gasket solution for high-temperature applications.
An expansion of Laird’s EcoTemp Series of fabric-over-foam gaskets, the 619 is made of metalized fabric surrounding a soft foam core. It offers compression set values of less than 15% at its maximum operating temperature. The gasket comes in seven different thickness options between 1 mm and 6.5 mm, and Laird can manufacture it in square and rectangular cross-sectional profiles.
The gasket can be supplied with either non-conductive or electrically conductive pressure-sensitive adhesive to accommodate a wide range of applications. It is available through Laird directly, manufacturer representatives, or the global distributor network.