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ARC Technologies launches AC2ES: ARC clear conductive electromagnetic shielding

September 24, 2014

ARC Technologies’ AC2ES material offers flexibility and versatility for applications requiring transparent EMI shielding materials. These ultrathin, flexible films use the latest nanotechnology to provide high levels shielding effectiveness while remaining optically clear, for use in commercial and industrial electronic applications requiring transparent solutions for shielding materials. The AC2ES materials can be flat or shaped into three-dimensional (3D) forms, and are available in sheets or rolls with conductivity between 0.1 and 6.0 Ohm/square, 70 to 80 percent transparency, and shielding effectiveness (SE) of 20 to 40 dB from 2 to 18 GHz.  

AC2ES shielding materials are ideal for a wide range of applications requiring shields with optical clarity including transparent windows, transparent heaters, RFID tags, wearable electronics, thin film devices, and transparent antenna patterning. The materials can even be transferred to glass and other substrates for use as transparent antennas in wireless electronic products, including in Bluetooth, cellular, and near-field-communications (NFC) devices. 

The AC2ES shielding materials provide high SE levels up to 18 GHz and are available in 100 μm thin-film form. The secret of these materials is in the use of highly conductive nanoparticles that are only 5 or 10 μm thick and almost invisible to the eye. This achieves high levels of EMI shielding while remaining optically transparent.

If you are interested in seeing demos of our AC2ES material, please visit the ARC team at the AMTA Symposium in Tucson, AZ October 12-17, or at the Canadian Wireless Trade Show in Toronto, Canada on October 29-30. For more information on our AC2ES product line or for a complete list of our upcoming trade shows, contact our business development manager Maura Galligan by phone 978-517-3219, or by email mgalligan@arc-tech.com.