Product Focus – 300 Series
Kemtron’s 300 series gaskets are usually found in applications which require a high level of shielding along with an environmental seal. They are manufactured from either a solid knitted wire mesh or mesh over an elastomer core, which is then bonded to an elastomer, offering the environmental seal.
The most common applications include door/panel seals, and gaps with low tolerances. By its nature, the product has a high resiliency and requires low compression forces, which means it is ideal for situations where repeated opening and closing operations are necessary.
Kemtron offers these products in continuous lengths up to 10 metres, and in a range of thickness and widths. The products can be fabricated, die cut, knife cut and easily adapted to suit customer requirements.
A variety of meshes and a large range of materials are available to suit many RFI/EMI/EMP and climatic conditions, including nuclear, biological and chemical.
For applications which require a large gasket, the fabrication of this product permits Kemtron to offer gaskets at sizes that are out of reach of other materials.
When using the 300 series, it is important that the material is not over compressed, but compression collars or stops are available to limit the pressure that the material is put under.
Also, consideration should be given to the termination of cut mesh ends. Sometimes loose wires can be evident after cutting, but Kemtron offers 3 methods to avoid this:
- Spot welding the cut end
- Sewing the cut end
- Gluing the cut end
The 300 series products have been designed to meet new and ever-changing requirements, for further information on the 300 series, such as galvanic compatibility and the materials available, please click here.