Consumers

The consumer market is evolving. More information, increased capabilities, greater accessibility, and better connectivity require more intelligence in smaller and lighter devices.   
    
This trend started by introducing the first PalmPilot and wearable device. The consumer desires biometric sensing or intelligence in the palm of their hands for easier access to knowledge and the world around them.    
   
Flexible circuits provide the versatility to increase technological capabilities to deliver on the consumer's evolving innovations and interests. We are working with OEMs to create greater technological access and increased connectivity throughout your whole life, smart devices, clothes, wearables, AI, and more. Tight spaces, curved surfaces, smaller flexible batteries, and data analytics desire have led people to use spec Flex circuits.       

Sheldahl has been operating in ingenuity since the beginning, creating solutions to problems that have brought people to space, better communication throughout the world, and intelligence in the palm of your hand. Our engineered materials have opened the door for your devices to be more flexible, versatile, and reliable, taking the possibilities to new heights. Our diverse materials, capabilities, and experience in flexible technologies provide you the best partner for innovations.  
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Due to the "on-the-go" lifestyle and desire for instant access culture today, HMI systems must respond quickly to the user, allow for easy connectivity and access on the go. The desire to be connected at a moment's notice and have unlimited access to information in the palm of our hands have impacted the way we interact with our world. Our want to "connect" has led smart device equipment OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to create an easier user-friendly touch sensor experience.   
  
Flexible circuits provide the versatility to increase technological capabilities to deliver on the consumer's evolving innovations and interests. Flex circuits function with precision and reliability with tight spaces, curved and flat, biological, and non-organic surfaces.   

Sheldahl is a market leader that understands advanced material, embedded components, high-density interconnect, thermal management, and Flexible and Printed Circuit development trends. Successful wearable products like intelligent helmets, glasses, fabrics, or tattoos unlock new lifestyles. The typical electronic sensors for wearable devices can read whether the person has it on or off and powers up or down to conserve energy. 
Human Machine Interface (Touch Sensors)
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Human Machine Interface is a daily part of our lives, from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed you touch 15, 20, 40 buttons... the evolution of buttons due to the development of smartphones and tablets has changed our expectation how we interact with the world around us.  
  
Flexible printed circuits Mainstreaming adaptation of capacitive sensing (as well as other electronic sensing) by leveraging Sheldahl's unique breadth of technology. First only developed for other business applications, now elevated and introduced to more consumer product families, making our technology experience a part of your every day.   
 

Sheldahl's Flexible Circuit material and circuit solutions enable a higher quality HMI capacitive touch experience creating a range of different button configurations and reliable touch switches, sliders, and buttons. Creating seamless and intuitive interfacing for all industries, Sheldahl's technologies can develop a more responsive customizable touch on any surface, providing the flexibility for materials, shapes, backlighting, and facilitating an active point of connection between the user and machine.    
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As the world is becoming more autonomous, driven by computers and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, being able to accurately determine the presence of a person or object, their weight, vitals, proximity, and other key data is becoming increasingly important for operation and safety.   
   
Flexible circuits provide the perfect aid to many types of sensors, detectors, and transducers, providing the means to fit within different environments and shapes, enabling the ability to collect and report key data.     

Sheldahl is the industry leader in large format sensor circuitry. We offer both printed and etched solutions on various polymer and fabric-based substrates. Our capabilities increase the durability and accuracy for detecting physical presence such as proximity, biometrics, movement, pressure, etc. Our sensor materials can function in a variety of operational capacities. 

MARKETS

MARKETS

Automotive

Automotive

Electrification, sensors, infotainment, interior and exterior lighting and the potential for autonomous functionality are transforming the automotive vehicle into a sophisticated electronic device on wheels.
Aerospace

Aerospace & Defense

From the ECHO 1 passive satellite and the moon landing of July 1969 to today's modern space missions, Sheldahl® Brand Materials has a history of over 60 years of creating custom solutions for the needs of the Aerospace and Defense markets. We continue to develop and manufacture a wide variety of history-making materials.
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Health Solutions

The transformation of the health care industry has le

consumers

Consumers

The consumer market is evolving. More information, increased capabilities, greater accessibility, and better connectivity require more intelligence in smaller and lighter devices.   

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Tapes, Sanding Belts & Abrasives

Let Sheldahl Unidirectional Splicing Tape products offer you the advantage of our experience and capabilities.
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Smart Packaging

Tracking products and devices are essential to ensure quality, traceability, inventory management, date expiration, and protection from theft and counterfeiting.

HMI - Human Machine Interface solutions for your daily life

Human Machine Interface

Human Machine Interface is a key component in your home appliance and workplace equipment operation.

Heaters

Heaters

Today, the potential for heating equipment is expanding. Industrial equipment and appliances require dependable heating designs that last for decades, able to conform to many surface shapes.