CHO-SHIELD 2056 is a one component, electrically conductive, silver plated, copper filled, acrylic coating
CHO-SHIELD® 2056 is an electrically conductive, one-component silver and silver/copper-filled acrylic coating that is specially formulated for application on plastics to provide high levels of EMI shielding. CHO-SHIELD 2056 is ideal for use on medical electronic enclosures and assemblies which require high level, reliable EMI shielding performance and may benefit from silvers’ antimicrobial properties. The excellent electrical conductivity of CHO-SHIELD® 2056 paint allows for thinner applied coatings, saving time and money in processing. Thinner coatings limit material wastage due to overspray and reduce the frequency of mask washing steps.
Features and Benefits
- Excellent EMI shielding performance, greater than that of traditional silver-plated copper coatings, with only half the film thickness
- Good adhesion characteristics to most plastics
- One component, ready to use with simple mixing
- Good environmental and abrasion resistance
- Excellent leveling. Wets and covers surfaces smoothly.
- Easy to apply with standard spray paint equipment
- Standard dry-times for efficient, cost-effective application
- Excellent electrical conductivity and cost-effective addition to electronic enclosures and assemblies
- Meets UL Specification 746-C for adhesion
- Clean the substrate: The substrate surface should be clean, dry and free of oils, release agents, dirt and lint.
- Mix the material: Mix the material well on a paint shaker (typically 1-minute for one-gallon can). Or, mix by hand with a large spatula until all solids are in a homogeneous suspension. Check that no unmixed material remains on the bottom and the sides of the container.
- Optional: Strain the material to reduce or eliminate the potential for clogging the spray nozzle. The paint can be strained through a course mesh (1000 micron) flat strainer into a pressure pot for spray. All metal fillers should be transferred, although a small amount of filler clusters might be collected in the strainer.
- Optional thinning: Standard thinning can be accomplished with MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) solvent. During humid days (relative humidity >50% and temperature >85° F/30°C), use n-Butyl alcohol and add up to 8 fluid ounces per gallon of paint to eliminate blushing (a white tint on the drying surface).
Fluid Delivery SystemUse a pressure pot (15 psi, 103 kPa, typical) with large diameter, paddle type agitator at low mixing speed to keep the metal fillers in uniform suspension. Conventional spray equipment such as HVLP (High Volume, Low Pressure) or DeVilbiss EGA 503 with propeller agitator pressure pots may be used for spray application with approximately 20-50 psi (138-345 kPa) atomizing air. Use lowest pressure possible. Re-circulation of the paint from the mixing pot through the spray gun and back via a pump delivery system is recommended for greater filler uniformity. For large volume applications, a robotic spray system with an HLVP spray gun should be used to minimize material loss due to overspray and maximize paint transfer efficiency. Siphon feed equipment can be used for small or prototype runs.
Spray Gun and PressureUse a standard air gun with approximately 20-50 psi (138-345 kPa) atomizing air. A fluid nozzle with an orifice diameter of 0.040 to 0.070 inch (1.016 to 1.778 mm) is recommended. To obtain maximum adhesion and conductivity, dry spraying should be avoided. Adjust the spray pressure to achieve a proper wet film. Nominal Dry Film Thickness
Nominal Dry Film Thicknessinches (25 μm, 1 mil) is recommended to obtain > 75 dB shielding effectiveness from 80 MHz to 10 GHz. However, a thinner or thicker coat may be acceptable depending on the shielding requirements of the device being protected. Allow material to dry 10-20 minutes at room temperature between coats to avoid solvent entrapment.
- Dry at room temperature for 10-20 minutes.
- Continue drying for 30 minutes at 150°F ± 10°F (65°C ± 5.5°C) for 0.001 inches (25 μm, 1 mil) thickness.
Clean-upThe spray system, including spray gun, mixing pot, and containers can be cleaned with MEK or Acetone (VOC exempt solvent). Masks can be powerwashed with Challenge 485S barrier coat.
Storage and HandlingCHO-SHIELD 2056 should be stored at 50ºF to 86ºF (10ºC to 30ºC) and has a 12 month shelf life from the date of manufacturing in the original sealed container. CHO-SHIELD 2056 is a flammable liquid. Please consult the material safety data sheet for proper handling procedures before use.
|Product||Weight (Grams)||Packaging||Part Number||Primer Included|
|CHO-SHIELD 2056||4050||1 gallon aluminum can||52-03-2056-0000||Not Required|