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EMF Shielding Fabrics
Extensive selection of conductive and shielding fabrics.
Variations of corrosion resistance, weight, color, bio-compatibility. Solid weaves, meshes, knit and non-woven available.
Note: Except for full roll orders, fabrics are folded for shipping.
If you require un-creased materials for your application, please add the "roll charge" option and we will ship your fabric rolled on a core.
There is a $10 roll charge.

Sorry, no returns on cut goods. See Return Policy
Minors defects (such as small pulls, small holes, or minor discolorations) are a natural part of the production of these high tech fabrics.
Manufacturers allow defects up to 1% of the area of the fabric. We find that actual defects are much less than that, but are impossible to avoid entirely.

With so many fabric choices, which one is right for my application?

Click Here for Fabric Selection Comparison Guide

Shielding Fabric with a
Natural Look & Feel
Cotton Based
Shielding Fabrics
Shielding Fabrics
High Tech & Industrial
Conductive Fabrics
Other Fabric-like
Shielding Materials
Use for:

- Bedding
- Drapes
- Clothing
- Grounding
- Tents

Use for:

- Sheets
- Curtains
- Garments
- Grounding

Use for:

- Screens
- Canopies
- Windows
- Sheer curtains
- Enclosures

Use for:

- Pouches
- Wall Covering
- Gaskets
- Grounding
- Liners

Use for::

- Connections
- Fasteners
- Sealing leaks
- Closures
- Unique situations

Evolution Ultra
Safety Silk
Silver Jersey Knit
Cotton Grid
Canopy Mesh
ESD Static Fabric
High Performance Mesh
Stainless Steel Mesh
Nickel Copper Ripstop
Pure Copper Taffeta
RipStop Silver
Shieldit Super
Stick E Shield™
Conductive Fabric Tape
Conductive Thread
Copper Wire Mesh
Hook & Loop
Microwave Absorber

A note about washing shielded fabric:

Poor water quality will damage Silver.
In particular Sulphur, high Fluoride, and low pH will react strongly with Silver and destroy conductivity and shielding performance.

Test your tap water on a small fabric swatch before washing your fabric/garment:
    1- soak a small fabric swatch in tap water for 1 hour.
    2- look for color change in the water or swatch, especially blackening.
    3- air dry the swatch and check for conductivity (by touching an Ohm meter to 2 points on the fabric)

If color change or loss of conductivity occurs, DO NOT use tap water to wash/rinse your fabric. Use distilled or deionized, reverse osmosis water.

Washing will eventually degrade all fabrics with Silver fibers and reduce shielding performance. Discoloration over time is normal.

What is the proper way to test shielding performance?
Keep conductive fabrics away from electrical sockets and bare wires.



Ultra-Low Cost Conductive Fabric

Perfect for bedding, clothing, wraps and drapes. Impressive conductivity in a completely non-toxic format. Cotton Grid Fabric is the perfect choice when you want an all natural conductive fabric. Anti-static properties will discharge what ever it comes in contact with.

  • 2 simple ingredients: Cotton and pure Silver fibers which make a distinct grid pattern
  • Identical on both sides
  • Completely comfortable and safe for skin contact
  • Very conductive: ~10 Ohm/sq
  • Groundable and anti-static
  • Washable, cuts and sews like ordinary fabric
  • Provides ~50% reduction of RF signals too!
Cotton Grid can also be used to reduce an RF signal when you don’t want to kill the signal completely.

COTTON GRID FABRIC Super wide 112 inch format makes it ideal for most projects.
3.5% Silver, 96.5% Cotton; 135 g/m²; 112 inches wide (9.3 feet)

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Cotton Grid (Cat. #A1282) ...... $8.95 / lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge .......... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

Cotton Grid [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1282-roll) ......... $671.00 add to cart



All Natural RF Shielding Fabric

We like simple, and we like natural. TechniCot is both and we think you’ll like it as well. Weaving only pure Silver and cotton fibers, we created this fabulous shielding and conductive fabric which is soft, good looking, and completely safe for skin contact. Light gray in color, it feels luxurious in the hand, making it perfect for lining a jacket, or making a shirt or light-weight pants. Looks terrific in curtains and drapes too. Many technical applications are possible as well. Cuts and sews like ordinary fabric. TECHNICOT™ Fabric

Highly conductive on both sides at ~1 Ohm/sq, TechniCot offers at least 45-55dB over 10MHz to 4 GHz
33% Silver, 67% cotton; 110 g/m²; 59 inch wide

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TechniCot (Cat#A1283) ......... $18.95 / lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge .......... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

TechniCot [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1283-roll) ......... $1421.00 add to cart

SAFETY SILK™ Safety Silk™ Fabric


Natural Silk plus Pure Silver

Silk is known for centuries as a luxurious fabric with an amazing, well, silky feel. New technology permits blending real silk with ultra-fine, pure, real Silver fibers to create this very unique material. Somewhat sheer, but quite strong and very nice against the skin. It has very high surface conductivity and good RF shielding.

Makes a great ascot, scarf, jacket liner, pillowcase, or underwear. Of course, it’s a natural choice for a vest, kimono, sarong, robe or pajamas. Highly conductive on both sides at <1 Ohm/sq, Safety Silk offers at least 40 dB over 10MHz to 4 GHz

65% silver, 35% silk; 43 g/m²; 54 inch wide

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Safety Silk™ Fabric

Safety Silk™ (Cat#A1284) .......................... $17.95 / lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge .......... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

Safety Silk™ [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1284-roll) ......... $1346.00 add to cart

Silver Jersey Knit Fabric


Our Most Human-Friendly Shielding Fabric

Silver Jersey Knit Fabric is an amazing fabric with a little bit of one-way stretch and so many unique characteristics:

  • Washable, comfortable, and safe for skin contact
  • One side is almost all silver and has very high conductivity (~2 Ohm per sq)
  • Other side is almost all cotton and has low conductivity (~109 Ohm per sq). But when you press it, the conductivity increases!
  • Groundable
  • Shields RF 40-50dB over at least 10MHz to 4GHz
  • Mottled light gray color on the cotton side, silver color on the other side
  • Knit so there is some one-way stretch.
  • Cuts and sews like normal fabric.
Silver Jersey Knit Fabric

Perfect for making T-shirts, caps, and undergarments. Silver provides great shielding and eliminates odors. Anti-static. Great for bedding and curtains. Uniquely suitable for smart devices, switches and smart clothing due to variable conductivity with pressure. (Little or no change in conductivity due to stretch).

35% Silver fiber, 40% cotton, 25% polyester; 191 g/m²; 74 inches wide.

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Silver Jersey Knit Fabric (Cat. #A1281) .......... $24.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

Silver Jersey Knit Fabric [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1281-roll) ......... $1871.25 add to cart



High Conductivity and All Natural Materials

We get asked all the time for a good shielding fabric which:

  • Safe for direct skin contact
  • Highly conductive and good for grounding
  • Good for shielding radiowaves
  • Made with all natural materials
  • Reasonable cost

Finding all these qualities in one material is no small task, until now. HertzCloth is all this and more! Made with pure cotton and stainless steel fibers, that’s it. No flame retardant, not colorings. One side is primarily metal (gray side) and the other side is primarily cotton (white side). Cuts and sews with ordinary scissors and thread. Excellent choice for clothing, bedding, drapes, furniture covers and more.


Resistivity: 300-400 Ohms per square
Shielding performance: >30 dB over common RF frequencies.
30% stainless steel, 70% cotton
180 g/m²
Thickness: 0.3 mm
Width: 59 inch

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HertzCloth™ (Cat. #A1216) .......... $11.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

HertzCloth™ [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1216-roll) ......... $896.25 add to cart



Extremely Fine Shielding Mesh

Need light to penetrate your RF shielding? This Nickel and Copper anti-radiation coated polyester mesh offers fairly good transparency and excellent corrosion resistance. Better than 50dB of attenuation makes this the perfect choice for indoor window screens and shielding which requires air circulation. Flexible and light weight, cuts easily for custom sizing. Can be used indoors or out. Tested to >50dB over 10MHz-3GHz. By weight: Cu 23.4%, Ni 10.9%. 54 inch wide.

Thickness: 0.09mm
Width: 54 inch
Weight: 45 g/m²
130 threads per inch
Resistivity: <0.1 Ohm/sq
Color: Silver, semi-transparent
Base: polyester
Conductor: Nickel over Copper plating

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Window Screen RadioScreen™ (Cat. #A1240) … $15.99 per lin ft add to cart
Roll surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

RadioScreen™ [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1240-roll) ......... $1199.25 add to cart



Silver Mesh Fabric

When you need the conductivity and shielding performance of Silver with the strength of Nylon, ArgenMesh is the material to choose. At nearly 50 dB from 100 MHz to over 3 GHz and surface conductivity of <1 Ohm per square this material is great for high level grounding, static discharge, electric field shielding, and radiofrequency shielding. Safe for skin contact, it can be used in garments, or bedding. Also an excellent curtain or wall covering. 55% Silver, 45% Nylon. Silver color, some light penetration. 59 inch wide.

Thickness: - 0.3mm
Width: 59 inch
Weight: - 3.6 oz/yd²
Resistivity: <1 Ohm/sq
Color: light gray
Base: Nylon
Conductor: pure Silver threads

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ArgenMesh™ (Cat #A1230) ……… $18.99 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

ArgenMesh™ [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1230-roll) ......... $1424.25 add to cart



The Perfect Garment Shield

This fabric feels great against the skin, is hand washable, conductive, and offers exceptionally high RF shielding performance. It is perfect for making microwave shielding anti-radiation pajamas, shirts, hoods, curtains or sheets. Easy to make a ground connection because the surface has high conductivity (<1 Ohm per sq). Made with a unique blend of natural materials: 70% bamboo fiber and 30% Silver. Silver gives Soft&Safe anti-bacterial and anti-odor qualities. Greater than 50 dB attenuation too! Cuts and sews like ordinary cotton fabric. 135g/m². Pale rose color. 59 inch wide.


Thickness: 0.36 mm
Width: 59 inch
Weight: 135g/m²
Resistivity: <1 Ohm/sq
Color: pink
Base: Bamboo fiber
Conductor: pure Silver threads

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Soft&Safe™ Shielding Fabric (Cat. #A1231) …… $21.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

Soft&Safe™ [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1231-roll) ......... $1646.00 add to cart


Economy, Performance, Durability

Staticot™ Polyester/Cotton blended with microfine stainless steel fibers creates a low cost, tough fabric similar to khaki. Perfect for grounding applications. 1000 Ohm per sq on the surface, so it is great for static discharge and easy to make ground connections. Washable and easy to cut and sew. Slightly attracted to a magnet. Nice crisp feel against the skin. Nearly 40 dB tested up to 10 GHz. 230g/m². Light green color. 60 inch wide.

  • 28% SS, 36% cotton and 36% polyester by wt
  • 8 micron, 316L stainless steel twisted with cotton/poly
  • Yarn count: 21S * 21S,
  • Density: 110 * 72 (warp*weft per inch)

Thickness: 0.36mm
Width: 60 inch
Weight: 230g/m²
Resistivity: 1000 Ohm/sq
Color: light green
Base: Polyester/Cotton
Conductor: pure Stainless Steel threads

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Staticot™ (Cat. #A1232) ........... $9.50 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

Staticot™ [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1232-roll) ......... $712.50 add to cart

Linear Foot Image

How much is a linear foot?

Because we offer so many different fabrics, of different widths, the easiest way to order is by specifying how long the piece of fabric will be. We describe the length of the fabric purchased in linear feet. So, for example, if you order 22 linear feet of a material, you will get a piece that is 22 feet long x the width of the material. The width of each material is listed near the end of the product description.

VeilShield Fabric


Mesh So Fine You Can Barely See It!

VeilShield is a high performance mesh style shielding fabric designed to be highly transparent. Combining high performance (40 dB or better), ultra light weight, and flexibility. 70% light transmission. 0.1 Ohm/sq resistivity. 58 inch wide.

Woven 132/inch mesh polyester fibers coated with Zinc-blackened Nickel over Copper for better corrosion resistance. Very easy to handle, but not suitable for prolonged skin contact if you have a Nickel allergy.

VeilShield Fabric Thickness: .057 mm
Width: 58 inch
Weight: -
Resistivity: 0.1 Ohm/sq
Color: black, but nearly transparent
Base: Polyester
Conductor: Zinc/Nickel/Copper plated

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VeilShield Fabric VeilShield Performance

VeilShield (Cat. #A1270) ...................... $18.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

VeilShield [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1270-roll) ......... $1421.25 add to cart

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Ripstop Silver Fabric


High Quality Silver for Performance

Good microwave/radiowave shielding. First developed as an antibacterial fabric for general use (wound healing and odor control) so you know it has consistent high quality, Ripstop Silver Fabric is a very conductive, high shielding performance fabric. Pure Silver coated onto nylon RipStop for strength. Can be used for garment liners. Also great for static control. Comfortable and safe against the skin. Resistivity is less than 0.25 Ohm/sq. Light gray color. Light weight too: only 1.1 ounce per sq yard. -30°C to 90°C temperature range. 59 inch wide. Hand washable. Made in USA.

30 den Nylon; 121 threads per inch
Thickness: 2 mil

    Common uses: Ripstop Silver Fabric
  • Electric field shielding
  • Microwave shielding
  • Anti-static surface
  • RF shielding jacket, hat, garment liner
  • Faraday enclosure
  • Window drapes or appliance cover

Ripstop Silver Performance Thickness: -
Width: 59 inch
Weight: 1.2 oz./yd²
Resistivity: <0.25 Ohm/sq
Color: Silver
Base: Nylon
Conductor: Silver plated

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Ripstop Silver Fabric (Cat. #A322) ……….. $17.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

Ripstop Silver Fabric [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A322-roll) ......... $1346.25 add to cart


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Pure Copper Polyester Taffeta Fabric


(Compare to Flectron®)

Shiny, smooth fabric with pure copper. Light weight and flexible. Easy to cut and sew like ordinary fabric. Better color stability due to tarnish resistant finish. High conductivity and shielding performance. Use it for drapes, wall covering, garments, pouches and more. Great price too! 42.5 inch wide

Pure Copper Polyester Taffeta Fabric Thickness: 0.08mm (3 mil)
Width: 42.5 inch
Weight: 80 g/m² (about 35% Copper)
Resistivity: 0.05 Ohm/sq
Temp. range: -40°C to 150°C, up to 200°C short term
Color: bright Copper
Base: Polyester
Conductor: Copper plated

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Pure Copper Polyester Taffeta Fabric (Cat. #A1212) ............. $10.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ........... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

Pure Copper Polyester Taffeta [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1212-roll) ......... $821.25 add to cart

Nickel/Copper RipStop


High Performance and Non-Corroding

Same high shielding effectiveness as Pure Copper Polyester Taffeta (above), but vastly superior tarnish and corrosion resistance due to Nickel plating. Polyester ripstop base fabric for toughness and light weight. Only 0.08mm thick. Surface Resistance: 0.01-0.03 Ohm/sq. Because Nickel may produce skin allergies, this material is not intended for direct contact with skin. Protective gloves are recommended when handling this material. 42.5 inch wide

Nickel/Copper RipStop Nickel/Copper RipStop Thickness: 0.08mm (3 mil)
Width: 42.5 inch
Weight: 90 g/m²
Resistivity: 0.03 Ohm/sq
Temp range: -40°C to 150°C, up to 200°C short term
Color: Silver
Base: Polyester
Conductor: Nickel/Copper plated

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Nickel/Copper RipStop (Cat. #A1213) ..... $12.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

Nickel/Copper RipStop [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1213-roll) ......... $971.25 add to cart

Click here to learn how to shield your Smart meter


Now with plastic coating for easier handling

MW Absorbing Sheet Carbon is conductive in some forms, and a very good microwave absorber. Using non-woven nearly-pure carbon fibers, to achieve both good microwave shielding and high absorption, this unique material has the following specifications:

Carbon base material (without plastic laminate):

  • Width: 48 inch (1219 mm)
  • Weight: 34 g/m²
  • Thickness: 18 mil (0.445 mm)
  • Resistivity: ~3 Ohms per square
  • Tensile: 47 N/15mm

MW Absorbing Sheet Performance We are pleased to offer this improved version of our very low cost microwave absorber sheet. This version is plastic laminated on both sides. This gives better durability and easier handling. Dust is reduced and skin contact is not a problem.

Application Notes:
1- Double or triple the layers of MW Absorbing Sheet to increase effectiveness.
2- To create a super high performance enclosure, you can combine a layer of this Microwave Absorber material with a layer of a high performance fabric shield such as Pure Copper Polyester or Nickel Copper Ripstop. Line the inside of the shield with Absorber... it will scavenge any RF which might leak in.
3- Grounding is not necessary with this material.
4- Minimize repeated bending/flexing of this material

Super light weight. Can be used to line walls and containers, make drapes or partitions. Does not permit air circulation, minimal light penetration.

48 inch wide, but surface is non-conductive due to laminate. Request roll shipping if you need to avoid creases from folding.

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MW Absorbing Sheet (Cat. #A259) … $9.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

MW Absorbing Sheet [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A259-roll) ........... $746.25 add to cart



Everything You Need for Effective RF Shielding

We get this question a lot: “How do I shield my smart meter?” Remember, you want the shield to be placed between the source of radiation and the people you wish to protect. And it would be nice if the shield didn’t reflect radiation back towards the people. In this kit, you get everything you’ll need to set up a simple but effective shield for the brain jarring beat of the smart meter. It covers an ample area of 8x7 feet and includes an RF reflector, an absorber material, mounting tape and ground cord. With these 2 layers, almost no radiation can get through and this is easily demonstrated with the proper RF meter. Clear instructions show you how to attach it to the interior of the wall on which the smart meter is mounted. You can cover it with any decorative finish you like. Great for both long term or short term (removable) situations. Your smart meter is pulsing out microwaves right now. Shield yours today!

Smart Meter Shield Kit (Cat. #1219) ........... $349.95 add to cart

Need to cover a larger area?

You can order additional material:

Nickel/Copper RipStop (Cat. #A1213) ..... $12.95 per lin ft add to cart
MW Absorbing Sheet (Cat. #A259) ......... $8.95 per lin ft add to cart




One-sided Pure Cotton, other is Conductive Silver

Like soft? Like the idea of cotton against your skin? SaniSilver is a reversible fabric- one side is highly conductive (<1 Ohm per sq) pure Silver, the other side is pure cotton (~100 Ohm/sq). Nice to touch. About 55 dB shielding for common RF frequencies, and groundable.

SaniSilver™ Great for drapes, bedding, grounding and clothing. Use multiple layers to increase shielding! Easy to cut and sew. Use it facing either way. One side is gray/silver, the other side is light tan. Weight: 164g/m². 59 inch wide

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SaniSilver™ (Cat. #A1229) ........... $21.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

SaniSilver™ [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1229-roll) ......... $1646.25 add to cart

What's a dB?

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SS Mesh Shielding Fabric Tough As Nails, Soft To Touch

Pure 100% surgical stainless Steel (AISI316L), 0.004 inch diameter, knitted into a shielding fabric that’s as strong as steel! Window Screen Tight knit pattern yields good shielding. 26 dB at 800 MHz, 15 dB at 1900 MHz. Permits good air flow and light transmission too. Resists corrosion, and it’s fully washable. Edges are hard to fray, even when cut. Trims easily with scissors and can be sewn. Use it for grounding, shielding, and conductive surfaces. Nice for indoor/outdoor shielded window screens! Easy to ground. 190 gr/m², 40 inch wide.

Thickness: -
Width: 40 inch
Weight: 190 g/m²
Resistivity: 2 Ohm/sq
Color: Silver
Base: Stainless Steel
Conductor: Stainless Steel threads
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SS Mesh Shielding Fabric (Cat. #A272) …........... $19.95 per lin ft. add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

SS Mesh Shielding Fabric [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A272-roll) ......... $1496.25 add to cart



Excellent for Static Discharge and Grounding

A light weight, durable conductive fabric. 87% polyester, 13% gray BASF Resistat (carbon) fibers woven right into the fabric in an attractive diamond pattern providing surface resistivity of 105 Ohms per square. Very comfortable, only 3 oz per square yard, it cuts, sews, and washes like any polyester fabric! Conductivity will hold up to 50 or more low heat washings. Can be used to make grounded surfaces, appliance covers, clothing, drapes, room dividers, and anything else you can sew. One woman we know wears it on her head as a scarf and swears it reduces EMF noise for her! 64 inch wide. Color is White with Gray diamond pattern.

Thickness: -
Width: 64 inch
Weight: 3.2 oz/yd²
Resistivity: 105 Ohms per square
Color: white with grid pattern
Base: Polyester
Conductor: Carbon threads

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EX-STATIC Fabric (Cat. #A1209) ............................. $4.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

EX-STATIC Fabric [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1209-roll) ........... $371.00 add to cart

Grounding Cord Need a ground cord?
6-foot long ground cord, alligator clip on one end bites onto fabric, 3-prong-style plug on the other end plugs easily into your grounded outlet. Only the round lug is connected to the wire. The 2 flat prongs are not connected to anything.
Grounding Cord, 3-prong/gator (Cat. #A295-3) ...... $8.95 add to cart

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High Performance Silver Mesh Fabric


"60dB in a Mesh You Can See Through"

For maximum shielding performance in a mesh fabric. Surface resistivity is <0.5 Ohm/sq. And look at this: shielding effectiveness is >50dB from 30 MHz to 3 GHz!

Can be used over a wide range of temperatures (-30° to 90°C) to shield electronic components, make draperies, tents, garments, mobile phone shields, and more. Used in medical applications also. Good tear strength and attractive Silver color. Very soft and comfortable to touch. 0.0045 inch thick, weighs only 40 grams/m². 58 inch wide.

Thickness: 0.0045 inch
Width: 58±2 inch
Weight: 40 g/m²
Resistivity: <0.5 Ohms per square
Color: Silver mesh
Base: Nylon
Conductor: Silver plated

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High Performance Silver Mesh Fabric Shielding Performance
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High Performance Silver Mesh Fabric (Cat. #A1222) ........ $25.99 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

High Performance Silver Mesh Fabric [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1222-roll) ........... $1949.25 add to cart

Stick E Shield™ Fabric

Stick E ShieldTM

"Exceptional Shielding Fabric with Adhesive Backing"

Unique blackened Nickel / Copper coated polyester with adhesive backing creates a fabric which performs where no other fabric can go. Highly conductive and good RF shielding. Completely black, won’t fade. Peel off paper backing reveals high strength adhesive… stays right where you put it. Easily cut to size with scissors. Flexible and light weight. Excellent corrosion resistance.

  • 40-50 dB from 10 MHz to 10 GHz
  • Thickness: 0.08-0.09 mm
  • Conductivity: 0.02-0.08 Ohm/cm
  • 100g/m²
  • 23% Copper+20% Nickel+57% polyester

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Great for covering walls, lining boxes, blocking out windows, making gaskets, lining pockets, cell phone and laptop cases and more! Even cut it into strips to use as a tape or to seal gaps. 42 inch wide.

Stick E Shield™ (Cat. #A344) .......... $15.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

Stick E Shield™ Fabric [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A344-roll) ........... $1196.25 add to cart

What our customers tell us:

"I purchased this Stick E Shield to cover the flexible plastic dog door I have in a room that is otherwise shielded with Yshield. Stick E Shield has worked like a dream..went from a reading of -42D to -65D without affecting the performance of the dog door. Thank you!"    R.R., Columbus OH

Shieldit Super Fabric Shieldit Super Fabric


"With Hot Melt Adhesive"

High quality flame retardant fabric for radiofrequency and microwave shielding. Rugged rip-stop polyester substrate (for superior strength and handling), Nickel and Copper plated (for excellent shielding and low corrosion), then coated on one side with a non-conductive hot melt adhesive (activates at 130ºC = 266ºF) so you can iron it on to cotton, wood, glass or paper, or roll it into a tube and heat seal the seam! Maximum temperature is 200ºC (=392ºF). Can also be cut and sewn like ordinary fabric.

This fabric offers an amazing shielding performance: >60 dB from 10 MHz to 3+ GHz. Will also block virtually all ELF & VLF electric fields when grounded. Great for shielding extension cords and computer cables. Connect strips of it to make a sheet shield under your bed, or hang it on the wall. Makes a great liner for drapes too! Line a vest or a hat to protect your vital organs from radiowaves and electric fields. It doesn’t breathe well, and Nickel may cause skin irritation, so plan to line it with cotton if you will be using it against the skin. 230 g/m², 0.17 mm thick. UL 94V-0 level flame retardant. RoHS Compliant. Gray, 13 inch wide.

Thickness: 0.0045 inch
Width: 0.17 mm
Weight: 230 g/m²
Resistivity: 1 Ohms per square
Color: Gray
Base: Polyester
Conductor: Nickel/Copper plated

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Shieldit Super Fabric

Shieldit Super 13" (Cat. #A1220) ……………… $8.95/lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

Shieldit Super Fabric [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1220-roll) ........... $671.25 add to cart

Stretch Conductive Fabric shielding performance


"All The Conductivity Of Silver With Lycra-Like Stretch"

This medical grade Silver plated 76% Nylon, 24% elastic fiber fabric offers the unique ability to stretch in both directions. Can be used as an antibacterial wound dressing (note: our material is not sterile) but it also makes a great material for electrode contacts, stretchy hats, socks, gloves, or other garments. Highly conductive, and conductivity increases as it stretches in one direction, and decreases as it stretches in the other direction. Silver coating is 99.9% pure. Silver/gray color. Very unique! 52±2 inch wide

  • Shielding performance: 30-50 dB, tested from 1-10 GHz
  • Width: 135 cm wide (52 inches) but varies from lot to lot
  • Weight: 4.3 oz/yd²
  • Thickness: 0.40 mm
  • Stretch: ~100% in length direction; ~65% in width direction
  • Surface resistivity is < 0.5 Ohm/sq. (unstretched)
  • Temperature range: -30 to 90°C
PDF specification sheet

Stretch Conductive Fabric (Cat. #A321) ...... $29.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

Stretch Conductive Fabric [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A321-roll) ........... $2875.50 add to cart

Stretch Conductive Fabric



"Near Field Magnetic RF Shielding"

This is a very unique multi-metallized fabric. Of course you get good far field RF shielding: 65-80 dB tested over 30MHz to 1GHz. But in addition, because of the Cobalt alloy top coating, this material offers remarkable radiofrequency magnetic shielding in difficult near field conditions.


CobalTex Great for reducing interference between tightly placed components. Light weight (only 100 g/m²) and very flexible, tight taffeta weave. Resistivity less than 0.1 Ohm/sq. 42 inch wide, silver colored.

Thickness: 0.08 mm
Width: 42 inch
Weight: 100 g/m²
Resistivity: < 0.1 Ohm/sq.
Color: Silver
Base: Polyester
Conductor: Nickel/Copper/Cobalt plated


PDF specification sheet

CobalTex™ (Cat. #A1271) …….. $17.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

CobalTex Fabric [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1271-roll) ........... $1346.25 add to cart

AL60 Wall Shield


AL600 Wall Shield

Fast, Easy Installation Wall Shielding

Great material for RF, E-field shielding at room temperatures. Cover walls, cables, electric panels and more. Polyester coated, very lightweight, tough & flexible, yet easy to cut with scissors. 39 inch wide, conductive on one side. Apply to walls, ceilings, and other surfaces to achieve ~60dB at cell phone frequencies, and at least 40 dB from 100 MHz to 18 GHz.

Use ordinary spray adhesive on wall, then apply AL60 and press into place. Leave conductive side exposed for easy grounding. Apply 2 inch wide Aluminum tape over the seams. Non-conductive side will hold latex paint fairly well.

In addition, this material makes VERY effective shielded pouches, wallets, and sleeves. Will tolerate 32-122°F. 18 micron metal. 39 inch wide.

PDF specification sheet

AL60 Wall Shield (Cat. #A2273) .......... $5.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

AL60 Wall Shield [328 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A2273-roll) ........... $1312.00 add to cart

Aluminum Foil Tape Perfect for Small RF Shielding Jobs

2 mil thick aluminum alloy foil with a pressure-sensitive synthetic rubber adhesive and paper liner. The aggressive rubber adhesive sticks well to most surfaces and the paper liner makes for convenient and reliable use. Great for shielding small areas, or wrapping cable. 1.89 inches wide and highly conformable, total thickness is only 3.6 mil. Can be used under all weather conditions. Resists water vapor, odor and smoke transmission. Application/use temperature range: +10°F to +180°F. Each roll is 30 feet long.

Aluminum Foil Tape (Cat#A229) …...... $4.95/roll add to cart

ESD Static Fabric ESD Static Fabric


Strength of Steel, Softness of Fabric

This is an interesting mesh material. Very fine (0.08 mm) rustproof 316L Stainless steel wire is knitted with 40% polyester yarn to create a stretchy fabric that is easy to touch and wash, but wears tough. Highly conductive in transverse direction (2.2 Ohm per sq) and ample 1000 Ohm per sq conductivity longitudinally. Great for static control. Make computer covers, overgarments etc. 152 gr/m². 39 inch wide. Gray.

Thickness: 0.08 mm
Width: 39 inch
Weight: 152 g/m²
Resistivity: 2.2 Ohm/sq.
Color: Gray
Base: Polyester
Conductor: Stainless Steel threads

Chain Mail Fabric ESD Static Fabric

Can also be used to make great looking medieval chain mail costumes by professional manufacturers and hobbyists alike. Easy to cut and sew, with minimal unraveling at the edges. Washable too. Not for combat applications, but a great costume material for museums, Renaissance fairs, theatrical productions, Halloween and school plays.

PDF specification sheet

ESD Static Fabric (Cat. #A1272) ........................... $11.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

ESD Static Fabric [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1272-roll) ........... $896.25 add to cart

Copper Wire Mesh


When Only Pure Copper Will Do

Highly transparent and conductive. Woven pure copper, fine wire mesh is useful for RF and electric field shielding, Faraday cages and grounding. Mesh is flexible and cuts easily with scissors. Will conform to most shapes or lay flat easily. Can be soldered. Easy to connect a ground cord.

Also very decorative, but susceptible to tarnish. It will turn brown, then green, when exposed to the environment, so definitely not for exterior use.

- 16 wires per inch
- 0.011 inch (0.27mm) Wire Diameter
- 0.051 inch (1.32mm) openings
- 68% open
- 2.3 oz/ft² (0.65 kg/m²)
- Width: 36 inches

PDF specification sheet

Copper Wire Mesh (Cat. #A1246) ........... $11.00 per linear foot add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

Copper Wire Mesh [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1246-roll) ........... $825.00 add to cart

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No Shield

Swiss Shield® RF Shielding Fabrics

Three excellent skin compatible fabrics for radiofrequency shielding (cellphones and cell tower radiation, cordless phones, wi-fi, radar, microwave oven leakage, TV broadcast etc). Extremely thin silver coated copper wires are spun with cotton or polyester yarns, then woven into washable, comfortable, and durable fabrics with the look and feel of normal fabric.

OKEO-TEX 100 certified to contain no harmful substances, and independently tested for shielding performance. Does not contain flame retardant.

Evolution Ultra


At Last, a Conductive Surface from SwissShield!

This is the newest product in the SwissShield line. Combining the lightweight benefits of semi-transparent polyester fabric mesh and pure silver coated copper threads woven throughout. You get both a conductive surface (5 Ohm/square), and good RF shielding performance (laboratory tested and certified). This material can be grounded. Light transmission is excellent and air flows freely. Oeko Test 100 Class 1 (safe for baby underwear). Cuts and sews like ordinary fabric. Machine washable, use TexCare.

  • Washable, easy to iron, cut and sew
  • High conductivity surface, can be easily grounded
  • Resistivity: 5 Ohm/sq
  • Extremely wide format (6½ feet wide)

PDF specification sheet

Evolution Ultra Shielding Performance Technical data
  • Attenuation: 30 dB at 1 GHz
  • Color: Light grey
  • Raw materials: 82% polyester, 17% copper, 1% silver
  • Weight: 76 g/m²
  • Dimension stability: 2%
  • Certificates: Öko-Tex 100 Class 1 (gentle enough for baby underwear)

SwissShield Evolution Ultra (Cat. #A334) ........ $38.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

SwissShield Evolution Ultra [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A334-roll) ........... $3505.50 add to cart



NATURELL is a translucent, unbleached ecological cotton fabric. Typical application as canopies, clothing, curtains or drapes.

  • Ecological cotton fabric without chemicals
  • Highest attenuation of the 3 SwissShield materials
  • Washable, easy to iron, cut and sew
  • Low conductivity surface, cannot be easily grounded
  • Resistivity: 106 Ohm/sq
  • Extremely wide format (8.2 feet wide)
Naturell Technical data
  • Attenuation: 38 dB at 1 GHz
  • Color: Ecru-White
  • Raw materials: 82% cotton, 17% copper, 1% silver
  • Weight: 69 g/m²
  • Dimension stability: 3%
  • Certificates: Öko-Tex 100 Class 1 (gentle enough for baby underwear)
Naturell Shielding Performance

PDF specification sheet

SwissShield Naturell (Cat. #A330) ........ $35.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

SwissShield Naturell [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A330-roll) ........... $3235.50 add to cart

YouTube video showing shielding effect of Naturell:

Wear Wear Shielding Performance


WEAR is a tight weave cotton fabric with an extraordinarily pleasant look and feel. Woven from cotton fiber with a gossamer-thin 0.02 mm silvered and PU-coated spun-in copper thread. Tested up to 30 washing with almost no loss of performance.

Typical application for sewing all articles of clothing, bedding, mobile phone cases, etc. More durable than Naturell. Can be dyed with ordinary cotton dyes.

PDF specification sheet

  • Pleasant skin feel, cotton fabric without chemicals
  • Washable, easy to iron, cut and sew
  • Good shielding
  • 59 inch wide
Technical data
  • Attenuation: 29 dB at 900 MHz
  • Color: White
  • Raw materials: 90% cotton, 9.5% copper, 0.5% silver
  • Weight: 115 g/m²
  • Dimension stability: 3%
  • Non-conductive surface, cannot be grounded
  • Resistivity: 108 Ohm/sq
  • Certificates: Öko-Tex 100 Class 1 (gentle enough for baby underwear)

SwissShield Wear (Cat. #A331) ........ $20.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ................................................... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

SwissShield Wear [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A331-roll) ........... $1885.50 add to cart



Daylite is a highly transparent, open mesh fabric with excellent air and light penetration. Very light weight and perfect for canopies, window curtains, and head coverings. Using polyester for strength, with 7.5% copper, 0.5% silver filament in the yarn. Washable, white mesh, 8.2 feet wide.

Technical data

  • Attenuation: 20 dB at 1 GHz
  • Color: White
  • Raw materials: 92% polyester, 7.5% copper, 0.5% silver
  • Weight: 65 g/m²
  • Dimension stability: 0.1-0.3%
  • Low conductivity surface, cannot be grounded
  • Resistivity: 1010 Ohm/sq
  • Extremely wide format (8.2 feet wide)
  • Cut edges are fray-resistant
Daylite Shielding Performance

PDF specification sheet

SwissShield Daylite (Cat. #A332) ..... $24.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

SwissShield Daylite [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A332-roll) ........... $2245.50 add to cart

More information about SwissShield Fabrics

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TexCare liquid Laundry Detergent For Shielding Textiles With Silver Or Stainless Steel Threads.

Special recipe detergent preserves the shielding performance, saves the environment and is suitable for many allergy sufferers.

After many years of experience with shielding fabrics we found out that some laundry detergents are bad for the shielding attenuation. In addition, customers who suffer from MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity syndrome) reported some brands cause an undesirable odor. This new laundry detergent, developed in cooperation with a prestigious manufacturer of eco-detergents, will not react with our Silver or stainless steel shielding fabrics which are washable.

It contains no fragrances, coloring agents, complexing agents, preservatives, enzymes, genetic engineering, petrochemicals, and all ingredients are 100 % biodegradable.

1 liter is enough for 20 loads. The dosage is independent of the water hardness. Pour 50 ml TEXCARE per load in the detergent drawer or put it straight in the drum. Select delicate cycle with washing at 30°C. Can also be used for hand washing. Please take note of the fabric care label, respective to washability, ironing and drying!

TexCare powder Soap from rapeseed oil 5-15%, sugar surfactant 5-15%, coconut oil alcohol sulphate 5-15%, vegetable alcohol (ethanol) 1-5%, sulphated castor oil <1%, citrate <1%, water up to 100%. Ingredients Include: Aqua, Potassium Soap, Alkylpoly-glucoside C8–16, Sodium C 8–14 Fatty Alcohol Sulfate, Alcohol, Sulfated Castor Oil, Potassium Citrate.

MSDS sheet (pdf), German & English

TexCare liquid 1 liter size (Cat. #A289-L) ............... $17.95 add to cart

Now, also available in powder form (1 Kg):
TexCare powder 1 Kg size (Cat. #A289-P) .............. $17.95 add to cart


Silverell Fabric

"Soft and Stretchy as a Cotton T-Shirt"

Take Rayon and silver. Make a super soft yarn, then knit into a beautifully soft fabric which is a delight to wear. That’s Silverell! Because it’s knitted, it has a nice stretch in one direction. Because it’s Silver it has good conductivity, anti-static properties, and shielding (and odor control). It’s comfortable and hand washable. A great material for making garments and bedding. 90% or better RF attenuation from 20 MHz to 8 GHz. Machine washable, gentle. Fabric will pill if abraded. Light gray color. 62±2 inch wide.

  • Material: 16% Silver/nylon + 84% Rayon
  • Construction: Jersey knit
  • Yarn count: Dtex44/12
  • Weight: 134 g/m²
  • Surface resistivity: <5 Ohm per sq
  • Shielding effectiveness: >20 dB
  • RoHS compliant
Silverell Perfromance Graph

Silverell Fabric (Cat. #A1224) ........ $23.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

Silverell Fabric [100 lin ft roll] (Cat. #A1224-roll) ........... $2155.50 add to cart

PDF specification sheet

SilverSpun Yarn SilverSpun Yarn


"Knocks the Stuffing Out of Static"

High Tech meets homespun! What could you make with conductive yarn? Static won’t stick, and grounding is a breeze. Microwave shielding is a natural benefit! This American-made all natural cotton yarn spun contains pure Silver. The Silver content in SilverSpun makes it both therapeutic and conductive. Silver kills a number of bacteria, including those that cause odor, has excellent thermal properties, is nontoxic and is perfect for those suffering from diabetes, arthritis and sensitive skin. Silver also allows Smartphone or other touch screen use while wearing gloves knit from the yarn. The silver is permanently adhered to the yarn and will not wash out. Can be used to make smart textiles and simple circuits. Highly conductive, about 10 Ohm per inch. Light gray, teal, or violet color.

SilverSpun Yarn SilverSpun Yarn, teal SilverSpun Yarn, violet 87% combed cotton, 5% silver, 5% nylon, 3% Spandex.
50g skein, ~173 yds

Hand wash / Lay flat to dry

SilverSpun Yarn, gray (Cat. #A237-g) ................. $30.00 add to cart

SilverSpun Yarn, violet (Cat. #A237-v) ............... $30.00 add to cart

SilverSpun Yarn, teal (Cat. #A237-t) ................... $30.00 add to cart

Conductive Thread Use Conductive Thread in Gloves


"2 Styles to Suit Your Needs"

Need to sew with conductive thread? Want to add a conductive stitch to a non-conductive fabric? Only need a little bit?

With this conductive thread, you can add conductivity to any fabric, make conductive traces as easily as sewing, even use it as un-insulated low voltage wiring. Great for embroidery too.

Stainless Steel with Polyester Yarn

Stainless Steel with Polyester Yarn

Thick, soft blend of polyester (80%) and AISI 316L stainless steel (20%). Very strong and completely corrosion resistant. Great for applications that need machine washing or sterilization. About 200 Ohm per yard. Needs a needle with large eye. Approximately 4 yards of thread per bobbin.

Bobbin Thread – Stainless (Cat. #306) .......... $4.95 add to cart

Silver with Nylon Yarn

Conductive Thread Nylon 6.6 filament yarn twisted with 99% pure, ultra-fine Silver fibers
Yarn count: dtex 117/17 x2 ply (about 280/1 dtex)
Twist of single yarn: 600 tpm S
Turns of twist: 550 tpm Z
Yarn count of twist: Nm 35
Tenacity: >35 cN/Tex
Elongation: about 24%
Resistivity: <2 kO/m
RoHS compliant

You get 2 bobbins in this offer. Can also be hand sewn. Hand wash, no bleach. Hang dry. Do not dry clean. Approximately 20 yards of thread per bobbin.

Bobbin Thread - Silver (Cat. #A304) ..... $13.00 add to cart


Conductive Thread

"Silver Plated Nylon, bulk"

Need to sew with conductive thread? Want to add a conductive stitch to a non-conductive fabric?

With conductive thread, you can add conductivity to any fabric, make conductive traces as easily as sewing, even use it as uninsulated low voltage wiring.

66 Yarn 22+3ply 110 PET.
Resistance: <1000 Ohm/10cm
Yields about 2770 meters per 100g.
Supplied 100g per cone. (~2769 meters)

Conductive Thread (Cat. #A1226) … $39.95 per cone add to cart


Copper Fabric Tape

"Conductive Adhesive Too!"

High conductivity, high flexibility fabric tape with conductive adhesive. Copper Fabric Tape Shielding Performance Nickel, Copper and Cobalt coated nylon ripstop fabric (with anti-fray) offers excellent RF shielding properties (70 dB at 1 MHz, 100 dB at 1 GHz) and electrical conductivity (surface resistivity of less than 0.1 Ohms/sq). Use it to seal gaps, seams, and edges of shielding fabrics, paints or plastics. Also can be used to create conductive pathways on surfaces or add shielding to cables and flexible conduits. Cuts easily with scissors. Extremely corrosion and tear resistant, -10 to 80°C. Only 0.005 inch thick. 1 inch wide, 25 feet per roll with paper release liner.

Tape: Nickel/Copper/Cobalt Fabric (Cat. #A225) …… $19.95/roll add to cart

Hook & Loop Fastener


"Conductive Temporary Hold"

Similar to Velcro™ but conductive. One inch wide. Excellent holding power and RF shielding. Use it to create re-sealable flaps, tubes, and seams in shielding fabrics, plastics and foils. Will conduct along its length and across the gap. Silver coated. Can be sewn in or glued, no adhesive supplied. 1 inch wide. Very unique!

Hook & Loop Fastener

  • Expected cycle life: 5000 openings/closings
  • Shear strength: 12.3 psi (new) / 6.7 psi (after 5000 cycles)
  • Peel strength: 1.2 piw (new) / 0.8 piw (after 5000 cycles)
  • Weight: 0.15 oz/in²
  • Mated thickness: 1/8 in
  • Resistivity:

PDF specification sheet

Hook & Loop Fastener (Cat. #A207) ..... $21.00 / lin ft add to cart

Need large quantities? Order master rolls and save! 150 feet long.
Hook only, master roll (Cat. #A207-H-roll) ..... $1181.00 / 150 lin ft add to cart
Loop only, master roll (Cat. #A207-L-roll) ...... $1181.00/ 150 lin ft add to cart


Canopy Mesh Fabric Make Your Own Canopy

This mesh makes a nice Faraday Canopy or use it for other shielding projects. Very transparent. Interlock weft knitted for high performance, flexibility, and durability. Tin coated 4 mil copper wire, with an average hole size of less than 1 millimeter provides a whopping 40 dB (99.99%) or better reduction of RF signals from 1 MHz to 2.5 GHz and beyond. Excellent low frequency electric field shielding also. Surface conductivity is 0.1 Ohm per sq. One meter wide. Cuts easily with scissors, sew with ordinary thread. Can be soldered.

PDF specification sheet

Canopy Mesh Fabric Shielding Performance

Canopy Mesh Fabric (Cat. #A1208) ...... $15.95 per lin ft add to cart
Roll Surcharge ... $10.00 add to cart Material will ship folded if this is not selected

Canopy Mesh [full roll, 100 ft long] (Cat. #A1208-roll) .... $1435.50 add to cart

QTC™: Quantum Tunneling Composite

QTC™: Quantum Tunneling Composite

Transforms from Insulator to Conductor with Pressure

This flexible polymer exhibits extraordinary electrical resistance change when deformed by squeezing, pulling or twisting. In practice, QTC™ can be connected in quite simple ways to create anything from switches to force sensors. In its normal, uncompressed state, QTC acts as a near perfect insulator, but as it is gradually compressed it will allow more current through until it is nearly a perfect conductor. Fun to experiment with and great for turning anything with a screw-in battery compartment into an effective dimmer switch! Can also be used between layers of conductive fabric to make variable switches and variable resistors or capacitors.

It is claimed that electrons ‘pass’ through the insulation by a process called quantum tunneling. In classical physics, the electrons cannot pass through an insulating barrier, but according to quantum theory a wave can – and this is what happens in QTC™. Another way of describing the quantum tunneling effect is to say that a non-zero probability exists of electrons one side of the insulation barrier appearing on the other side.

QTC™ can be used as a solid state switch - in the "off" state it is a good insulator and in the "on" state it is as good as a metal conductor. It can be used to detect even very small changes due to compression, tension or other stresses and it can carry significant currents allowing for the direct control of loads. QTC™: Quantum Tunneling Composite

Rated for over one million compressions.
The maximum specified voltage is 40V, maximum current is 10 Amps.
Temperature variation (for a current of 1microA) shows an approximately linear increase in the resistance (R=63MOhm to R=1240MOhm) observed from 25°C to 180°C.
Each piece is 4x4x1 mm.

QTC™ (Cat. #A253) ............ $2.00 add to cart


Tape format, 4 cm x 100 cm

Pressure Sensitive Fabric Knitted pressure sensitive fabric made of three layers. Two layers of stainless steel are separated by one layer of acrylic fabric. When pressed, the two external layers touch, allowing current flow. This basic sensitive fabric has a functioning equivalent to a push button switch. When you press it you close an electrical circuit. This fabric is compatible with the Arduino platform, and it can be connected to an Arduino controller without any additional hardware.

Connecting To A Pressure Sensitive Fabric Switch (.pdf)
How to connect Arduino to the Pressure Sensitive Fabric Switch (.pdf)

Pressure Sensitive Fabric Switch (Cat. #A302) ....... $25.00 add to cart


Flexible, Variable Resistance

Pressure Sensitive Fabric As simple as playing with your zipper. This soft 39 inch fabric potentiometer is perfect for controlling the brightness of an LED or the changing the tone of a buzzer to make cool sound effects. Can also be used as a position sensor. Resistance of this component is changed by sliding the position of the ring.

Compatible with Arduino inputs. Very easy to connect. Kit includes 1 meter of knitted conductive tape, instructions for a simple circuit using a Lilypad Arduino (not included), and a metal ring.

Connecting the Soft Fabric Potentiometer Kit to a Lilypad Arduino (.pdf)

Soft Potentiometer Kit (Cat. #A303) .......... $7.00 add to cart



Great Way to Connect Leads to a Conductive Fabric

Working without alligator clips or snaps? This nontoxic, solvent free and water soluble material spreads easily and dries quickly to form a conductive bond between most surfaces. Just squeeze a little bit onto your fabric, embed the bare copper wire lead into it and wait about an hour. It adheres well to a wide range of synthetic and natural fabrics. Note that Electric Paint is water soluble, washing with soap and water will remove any paint which has been applied. If you want to make it more durable, you can use waterproofing spray to protect the surface of the fabric. Use it to make conductive traces, repair circuit boards, even make smart textiles!

The paint’s conductive properties do not degrade over time. In-house samples demonstrate that the material can last years if treated properly and kept dry. Electric Paint is well suited for screen-printing with meshes ranging from 43t to 90t. The paint is slightly resistive- at approximately 55 ohms per square. The conductivity of Electric Paint increases as it dries, therefore wait until it is completely dry to test your projects. 10ml squeeze tube. Black.

Electric Paint (Cat. #A701) ............. $12.95 add to cart

Fabric Sampler


"Get Samples of All Our Fabrics"

Can't decide which fabric is right for your application? Want to see and feel the fabrics before you decide? In this booklet you get swatches of each fabric, along with specifications and application suggestions. Swatches are approximately 2 inches. Ni/Cu/Co tape, Threads, Hook & Loop, and Copper Wire Mesh not included in standard sampler, so if you need these, be sure to specify. If you need larger pieces for your testing, you can order as little as 1 linear foot of any material (see above).

Booklet includes a coupon worth $25 towards any fabric from our line. Good for 1 year.

Fabric Sampler Booklet (Cat. #FSB) ............. $25.00 add to cart

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