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Your device is always at risk of being attacked by electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI), which can have detrimental effects on its performance and circuits. Fortunately, in the fight against these types of interferences, a reliable weapon exists that you can implement with relative ease: 3M™ EMI and RFI shielding tape.

With shielding tape from 3M™, you can achieve the following:

  • Easier Converting: Customized shielding tapes are available with precise fitting for your specific application through die-cutting and other converting methods.
  • Quick Installation: If you’re looking to save on labor costs, consider EMI shielding tapes, which often feature pressure-sensitive adhesives for quick applications.
  • Prevent Static Buildup: Some types of 3M™ EMI tapes feature through-the-adhesive conductivity, which works very well for grounding and static buildup prevention.  
  • Enhanced Troubleshooting and Quality Control: Shielding tapes are a cost-effective and simple option for prototyping and troubleshooting. They provide an opportunity to take a trial-and-error approach when identifying EMI leaks and resolving them.

What Does 3M™ EMI Shielding Tape Do?

Tapes for shielding EMI and RFI are created to address the needs of applications that require grounding, point-to-point electrical contact, and static charge draining. These tapes help prevent external signals from affecting internal components while also transmitting signals generated by your device. There are various types of shielding tapes available, including those with foil backing materials, smooth or embossed foil surfaces, and conductive or non-conductive acrylic adhesives.

With 3M’s™ Go-To Materials for EMI Management Solutions, you can choose from a diverse range of tapes that cater to different EMI design challenges and can be used across a wide spectrum of applications. In fact, with products like 3M’s™ Electrically Conductive Tapes from American Flexible Products, you can:

  • Reliably Enable High-Performing Materials
  • Reduce EMI Noise and Crosstalk
  • Boost Your Signal Integrity
  • Enjoy Benefits from Cross Effectiveness
  • Secure Applications Easily with Peel and Stick Options

Three Popular 3M™ Electrically Conductive Tape Solutions from American Flexible Products

If you’re in need of assistance selecting the right materials to prevent EMI, American Flexible Products is here to help every step of the way. Simply contact our office to get started. If you’re new to the world of 3M™ EMI and RFI tape solutions, here are just a few of the most popular varieties to choose from.

3M™ Electrically Conductive Double-Coated Tapes

Double-coated tapes that are electrically conductive, such as 3M™ Electrically Conductive Double-Coated Tapes can greatly improve EMI performance in various applications. These tapes possess conductive properties in the XYZ-axis and come equipped with adhesive on both sides of the carrier, making them easy for handling and die cutting. The availability of conductive adhesives, carriers, and fillers gives you the flexibility to choose the right tape for your needs. With their diverse capabilities, electrically conductive double-coated tapes are a reliable choice for a wide range of projects.

Additional benefits of this EMI tape solution include:

  • Several Layers of Adhesions, Flexibility, and Conformability
  • Electrical Contact to Small Bond Lines & Contact Areas
  • Excellent EMI Shielding in Bond Line Gap

3M™ Electrically Conductive Single-Sided Tapes

These tapes come in various thicknesses and contain conductive adhesives, carriers, and fillers. They provide XYZ-axis conductivity and offer EMI shielding and grounding across different frequencies. Additionally, they offer flexibility, adhesion, and conformability, withstanding a wide range of temperatures.

Additional benefits of this EMI tape solution include:

  • Great EMI and Electrical Performance Over Time
  • Edge Conformance and Conformability
  • High Adhesion = Reliable Contact to Substrates
  • Optimized Workability and Handling

3M™ Electrically Conductive Gasket Tapes

3M™ Electrically Conductive Gasket Tapes are made of open-cell urethane foam that can conduct electricity and be compressed. These tapes are exceedingly popular because they have an extra layer of copper foil that provides shielding for your gaskets. Depending on your needs, you can choose from either single or double-coated conductive adhesive.

Additional benefits of this EMI tape solution include:

  • Handling and Die-Cutting is Easier with Removable Liners
  • This Tape Can Be Reworked During Assembly
  • A Range of Thickness Options to Choose From

3M™EMI Tape Solutions from American Flexible Products Now Available

As a 3M™ Preferred Converter, American Flexible Products has the manufacturing expertise and EMI tape solutions that you need. We’re here to help with every step of your tape selection process, from contact surface types to the adhesion levels you need. Ready to get started? Contact us today!

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