What You Should Know About Electrically Conductive Elastomers
Electrically conductive elastomers are elastomeric polymers filled with metal particles. They can be grouped by filler type and elastomer type. Then within each of these classes, there are standard materials and specialty materials.
Parker Chomerics manufactures electrically conductive elastomer gaskets, also known as EMI elastomer gaskets, under the CHO-SEAL brand. We won't get so much into gasket configurations and dimensions here, we'll just stick to classes of materials. So what is available? Let’s find out.
Conductive elastomers are metallic particle-filled elastomeric polymers, the particles giving the shielding performance and the polymer making them “rubber."