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core materials

Electromagnetic shielding
properties in composites
Soric® EMS is a flexible core material that
creates electromagnetic shielding properties in composites. This material is highly
suitable for closed-mould processes, as
it is pressure stable and facilitates resin
flow. The mesh included in the Soric EMS®
grade creates the magnetic shielding properties.

By
Reinier Jansen
Product Manager Composites
Lantor

A

s more and more steel
products are being
converted into com-

posite products, one has to
take into account the possible
electromagnetic interference
with electronic components.
Steel products block any EM
radiation that could interfere
with electronic systems. This
is no longer the case with
composite parts, and this has
to be compensated in certain
applications. A proven and
suitable solution is the use
of metal meshes that can be
incorporated into the laminate
build-up of a composite part.

Soric EMS is combination product of a standard Lantor Soric with a metal mesh.
A tear-off strip is integrated to easily overlap the mesh in the application

64 jec composites magazine / No89 May 2014

Incorporated into
the laminate

A wide range
of applications

In some production processes,
however, incorporating the
metal mesh into the laminate
is not easy due to the handling
difficulties of the mesh and the
detrimental impact it might
have on the manufacturing
process. For instance, when
a laminate is produced by
vacuum infusion, the mesh
could penetrate the vacuum
bag and alter the quality of the
laminate or significantly delay
the production process.
Lantor's Soric product line
offers a great solution for
controlled resin transport
in both vacuum infusion
and RTM processes. These
pressure-stable, flexible thin
cores with resin transportation channels have proved to be a highly reliable
interlaminar flow medium in
vacuum-assisted composite
manufacturing processes. The
recently developed Soric® EMS
combines the Soric® XF core
material with a metal mesh.
The flexible core is used as a
carrier for the metal mesh. This
combination facilitates mesh
incorporation and handling in
production and eliminates the
possible negative impacts when
producing composites with
electromagnetic shielding properties. In addition to its carrier
function, the core material also
contributes to secure transport
and good impregnation of the
resin into the laminate.

Soric® EMS has already
been used in police boats in
Finland. When changing from
metal cabins to GRP cabins,
the electromagnetic radiations
from the radar dome of the
police boat interfered with
the electrical system within
the cabin. To prevent this EM
interference, the core material
is used in the laminate buildup. The metal mesh blocks
the EM radiation and Soric®
XF enhances the infusion
process due to its excellent
flow properties.

Finish police boat that has Soric
EMS incorporated in the composite
cabin for EM shielding puposes

This core material can also be
used in many other products
where electromagnetic shielding properties are desired,
such as military vehicles, wind
turbines, radomes, electrical
cars and electronic component housings. Lantor is
working on several projects to
apply this core material in new
areas. n
More information:
www.lantor.nl


http://www.lantor.nl

JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014

Cover
Edito
Point of view: volume production
Contents
COMPANY & BUSINESS In Brief
MEA
Agenda of Events
APPLICATIONS
Race car
E-helicopter
Pipes
Consumer goods
MARKET
Brazil
U.S.
WPC
FEATURE AERONAUTICS
Integration
CMC
Prepregs
CAE
Design
Equipment
Structure
Interview
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Infusion
Process
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
Automotive
Tow placement
Core materials
Index
In the world
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Cover
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 2
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Point of view: volume production
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - COMPANY & BUSINESS In Brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Agenda of Events
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - MEA
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Ad1
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Ad2
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Race car
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 14
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - E-helicopter
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Pipes
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 17
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Consumer goods
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 19
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Brazil
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 21
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - U.S.
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - WPC
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 24
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 25
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 26
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Integration
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 28
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - CMC
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 30
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 31
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Prepregs
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 33
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 34
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - CAE
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 36
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Design
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 38
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 39
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Equipment
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 41
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Structure
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 43
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Interview
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 45
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 46
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Infusion
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 48
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 49
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 50
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Process
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 52
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 53
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Automotive
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 55
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 56
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 57
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 58
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 59
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Tow placement
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 61
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 62
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Core materials
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - 64
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - Index
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #89 - May 2014 - In the world
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