Analysis of the Materials in Football Gear

Analysis of the Materials in Football Gear

Football is back! In honor of football season, our engineers have analyzed football gear and how the same solutions and products we use are applied to the game.

Dive deeper into these solutions and products:

EMI/RFI SHIELDING

When energy waves have the power to damage your equipment, you need protection. EMI (electromagnetic interference) and RFI (radio frequency interference) shields stop other devices’ energy from affecting your electrical components. Without shielding, interference can cause serious problems with your equipment’s operation. This is especially true today as operating frequencies become more robust and complex. Learn more about EMI/RFI shielding.

COMPRESSION SET RESISTANCE

Compression resistance may be one of the most important characteristics of the flexible materials within your equipment. Choosing the right material that can withstand compression is important in keeping your machinery and technicians safe. Learn more about compression set resistance.

PLASTICS

Synthetic plastics have a relatively short history, but today they are used everywhere. We manufacture and convert raw plastic for insulating, absorption, barriers and more. Learn more about plastics.

RUBBER

Solid rubber products are used in gaskets, high-pressure seals, abrasion resistance, cushioning, press pads and more. Many rubber compositions are also available in a variety of firmness. Learn more about rubber.

ADHESIVES

Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) and foam tapes are used to attach to the surfaces of two substrates. When selecting a PSA or tape, not only must you consider surface condition (roughness, smoothness, porosity, cleanliness, flexibility, surface energy) but also the environment (temperature range, chemical resistance, UV light). There are many different types of PSAs available with a range of physical properties. The most common types of PSAs are rubber, acrylic and silicone. Learn more about adhesives.

OPEN & CLOSED CELL FOAMS

An open-cell sealing product is one whose cells are not totally enclosed by its walls and are open to the surface either directly, or by interconnecting with other cells. In a closed-cell product, cells are entirely enclosed by its walls and not interconnecting with other cells. Learn more about open-cell and closed-cell foams.

Need Custom-Fabricated Materials? Contact Us Today!

American Flexible Products is a nation-wide converter of flexible materials—from foam to rubber to silicone and more. Every product is custom-cut and shaped to your design specs by our materials engineers. We are a 3M™ Select Converter, which allows us to custom fabricate 3M materials.

Call 800-945-4224 or fill out our form below and our material experts will help guide you through our process and give you a free quote.