Aerospace and military have many applications that require weight conscious designs, in most cases may include the cable. A major contributor to a cables weight is the braid or shield material. An alternative to copper braid is metal clad fibers. Aracon® is one such material which provides exceptional EMI shielding, strength and flexibility. Typically switching from copper to Aracon® fiber can reduce the weight by 60% in the braid. Aracon® is combined with DuPont Kevlar® to provide high tensile strength and excellent conductivity. Calmont has vast experience working with Aracon® for space and military applications.The large number of fine threads and the tendency of yarn to flatten and spread give this material more shielding coverage than copper.
ARACON® is a registered trademark of Micro-Coax, Inc.