Gaskets are highly conductive and provide EMI shielding.

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Soft GORE-SHIELD® GS8000 EMI gaskets consist of nickel-plated base polymer, backed with thin foil layer and electrically conductive, pressure-sensitive adhesive. Less than 3.4 N/cm of pressure compresses gaskets from nominal starting thickness of 1 mm to thickness of 0.4 mm. At this point, DC resistance is less than 10 mOhm for a 19 mm² donut, and shielding effectiveness is greater than 90 dB. Low closure force makes them suitable for flexible housing materials.



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Gore Launches New Soft and Highly Conductive EMI Sheilding Gaskets



Elkton, Md. (September, 2002) W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., a leading supplier of EMI shielding solutions, launches the GORE-SHIELD® GS8000 EMI gaskets. The gaskets are ideal for applications that require conformability, excellent inter-cavity EMI shielding, and superior conductivity at low compressive forces.

The gaskets low closure force makes them suitable for flexible housing materials and allows for reduction of screw locations. Less than 3.4 N/cm of pressure (for a 1mm trace) is required to compress the gaskets from a nominal starting thickness of 1 mm to a compressed thickness of 0.4 mm. At this point, DC resistance is less than 10 mOhm for a 19 mm² donut, and shielding effectiveness is greater than 90 dB.

The high conformability of the gaskets accommodates molding tolerances and minimizes stress on the housing and printed circuit board. The gaskets can accommodate a variation in the gap height of up to 0.2mm while maintaining low DC resistance and high shielding effectiveness.

GORE-SHIELD GS8000 gaskets consist of a nickel-plated base polymer backed with a thin foil layer for dimensional stability and an electrically conductive pressure sensitive adhesive for easy installation.

The gaskets are precision die-cut to fit the requirements of a wide variety of applications. Supplied on rolls suitable for high-volume assembly, GS8000 gaskets are installed with Gore's fully automated CRESCENDO(TM) Installation System.

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. is a leader in providing high technology solutions for electronic. industrial, medical, and fabric applications. Headquartered in Newark, Delaware, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. is an international company with over 45 plants worldwide.

For more information, contact W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. at 800-445-4673, +1/302-292-5100, +49/91 44 6010 or visit their Web site at http://www.gore.com/electronics.

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