Electronic Materials

Sheldahl’s Electronic Materials are engineered to meet our customers’ technical requirements from automotive electronics to wind turbine applications. We provide extensive engineering experience and material knowledge to optimize the performance of your final product. Our capabilities include web handing, slitting, coating and laminating films & foils, and adhesive formulation. We work collaboratively with our customers to ensure optimal price, performance, and productivity.

To learn more about our capabilities contact us at 866-702-0329 or emailing electronicmaterials@sheldahl.com

Adhesive-based Copper Laminates

Sheldahl has supplied Adhesive-based Copper Laminates to circuitry for over half a century.

Capabilities

Substrates 1, 2, 3 & 5 mil thicknesses:

  • PET
  • PEN
  • PI

Flame retardant & non-flame retardant adhesives

Electro-Deposited High Ductility (EDHD) .5, 1 & 2 oz.

Rolled-Annealed (RA) 1 & 2 oz.

 

BusBond®

BUS BOND® Insulation Tapes - are a cost-effective line of laminated busbar insulation offering single-sided, double-sided, Sheldahl® adhesives coated on various dielectric films provide insulation systems tailored for a wide range of busbar environments and applications, high temperature, abrasion resistance, and weatherability.

Applications

  • Alternative and renewable energy (Weatherability, UV resistance)  
  • Transportation and Automotive (High reliability)  
  • Industrial (Abrasion resistance & dielectric strength)
  • Military & Aerospace (High performance)

Capabilities

  • Tough, flexible adhesive system for ease of forming  
  • Temperature resistant adhesive for successive laminations 
  • Our UL certification data can be found under E39696 on our UL Certification page 
  • Superior adhesion to copper, aluminum, and most conductor materials  
  • Multiple adhesive choices (modified epoxy or acrylic) 
  • Enabling you the design flexibility to build stacked (multiple layers, different film combinations) to meet your specific requirements
  • High-temperature BUS BOND® adhesives can be applied to multiple substrates
  • Available on these dielectric films:
    • PET
    • High RTI PET
    • PEN
    • PI
    • Nomex
    • Tedlar
    • Ultem
    • Valox

 

Coverlays

Sheldahl possess a broad range of coverlay options available, whether it be for a low temp high flow or high temp low flow application. Our engineers will be available to work with you to match your product’s needs.

Capabilities

  • Substrates 1, 2, 3, & 5 mils.
    • PET
    • PEN
    • PI
  • Flame retardant & non-flame retardant adhesives 1, 1.5 & 2 mils
  • Additional thickness options available – to learn more contact us

 

Free Film Adhesives

Many of Sheldahl adhesives can be supplied as free-film transfer adhesives cast on release films.

Capabilities

  • Flame retardant & non-flame retardant adhesives 1, 1.5 & 2 mils.
  • Additional thickness options are available – to learn more contact us
Flat Flex Cable (FFC) Insulation Material
Flat cable tapes
Sheldahl's Flat Cable Tapes are durable and capable of turning back on themselves countless times.
Sheldahl's Flat Cable Tapes provide a strong connection for automotive and other applications.
Sheldahl's Flat Cable Tapes increase connectivity.

Sheldahl is the market leader in supplying flame retardant tapes to the flat cable manufacturing industry. We offer a complete line of insulation tapes for use in producing Flat Flexible Cables (FFC's). Our portfolio of adhesive types that allows fabricators to balance final product performance with lamination processes. Applications include clock spring cables, jumpers, and any application requiring long parallel copper traces.
  
Flat Flexible Cables (FFCs) provide the ideal connection technology for curved, tight spaces and flat surfaces, capable of repeatedly turning back on itself for years of use. 

Sheldahl produces various Insulation materials in the development of FFCs used for Clock Springs, Wiring for automotive headliners, jumpers/interconnections, innovative solutions, and more. If you need a secure and durable connection, we work in prototype development and large-scale production. Sheldahl has the experience, knowledge, and technology to support the most difficult projects customizing our materials to your needs.

Applications

  • Automotive clocksprings for airbag connections in steering columns  
  • Jumpers / interconnections  
  • Wiring for automotive headliners  
  • Computer, printer, and data cables

Capabilities

  • Temperature resistant  
  • Controlled adhesive thicknesses  
  • Flexible and tough  
  • Excellent encapsulation ability 
  • Wide range of film and adhesive options  
  • Reduced twist flat cable tapes  
  • Double-sided flat cable tapes 
  • Shielded flat cable tapes  

 

To assist you in selecting the right products for your application, we have developed an on-line Flat Cable Tape Product Selector Guide

 

Fuel Cell Materials
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Since the commercialization of the first PEM Fuel Cells in the late 1990s. Sheldahl’s adhesive system has proven compatibility with fuel cell catalyst materials.

Applications

  • Public Transportation
  • Automotive
  • Cell tower backup
  • Short haul rolling stock

Capabilities

  • Adhesives and frame materials
  • Decades of field history
Novaclad

Sheldahl offers a proprietary adhesiveless laminate created with vacuum deposition and additive plating processes.

Applications

  • High-performance single & double-sided circuits

Capabilities

  • Thin plating allows for tight lines & spaces
  • Polyimide thickness from 1 & 2 mils.
  • Copper plating from 2 to 5 microns with thicker plating options available
Shielding Materials

The proliferation of electronic devices in the world has increased the presence of and sensitivity to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). Sheldahl enables unique solutions to overcome EMI and RFI, whether your needs relate to gasketing, metalized wrapping, thin layers of vacuum-deposited ITO, or PSA (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive) on the back of a copper laminate.

Applications

  • Solar panels

Capabilities

  • Copper metalized films  
  • Aluminum metalized films  
  • ITO coated films  
  • Copper foil laminates  
  • Aluminum foil laminates  
  • Flat cable tape with a shielded layer  

 

To assist you in selecting the right products for your application, we have developed an on-line Flat Cable Tape Product Selector Guide