Sealing and Shielding

EMI Shielding Technology Applications in Defense Systems

As the defense industry continues to push the boundaries on advanced electronic systems and state-of-the-art communication devices, the requirements governing these programs must follow suit. Among...
On February 28, 2019

Top 10 Most Popular O-Ring and Lathe Cut Blog Posts of All Time

From the Parker O-Ring Handbook and Material Offering Guide to finite element analysis and blogs, our engineering experts run the gamut of all sealing solutions. So it's no surprise that the top blogs...
On February 27, 2019

Surface Preparation for Painting Conductive Coatings

Did you know that up to 80% of conductive coating failures can be directly attributed to inadequate surface preparation? Not properly preparing your surfaces for spraying or adherence is...
On February 14, 2019

The Four Best Thermal Interface Materials For Cooling Electronics

The world of thermal interface materials continues to evolve as the cooling requirements for applications in the automotive, consumer, medical and aerospace markets continue to demand lower prices...
On February 7, 2019

What Are Electromagnetic Interference and Electromagnetic Compatibility Measurements, and Why Do We Care?

Fundamental design checkpoints of new products generally focus on the designs of mechanical, electrical and software systems. On the whole, EMI/EMC design falls by the wayside for many...
On January 31, 2019

Sealing Solutions for Drinking Water and Service Water Systems

Wherever drinking water is obtained from any of its sources, pumped and processed, materials with low extraction levels and without any harmful ingredients are required.  Sealing compounds for use in...
On January 29, 2019

How to Identify Quality Thermal Gap Fillers in Four Steps

There are a variety of thermal pads and gap fillers to choose from -- so many choices that it can become so overwhelming. How can you decide what's best for your application? And how does quality...
On January 24, 2019

Thermal Capabilities & Polyurethane Seal Materials: What Do Temperature Ratings Mean?

Polyurethanes have been around for decades as a seal material for high pressure reciprocating mobile hydraulic applications. Original equipment manufacturers select it as their “go to” seal...
On January 22, 2019

Top 9 Parker Blogs of 2018

2018 marked Parker's strongest year of financial performance in the company's history (view Annual Report in "Related Posts" at the end of the blog). Our focus on solving some of the world’s...
On January 15, 2019

EMI Testing for Medical Devices – What You Need to Know

Not long ago in hospitals and other critical care facilities, you were greeted with a large, ominous warning sign the moment you walked through the entrance doors to refrain from cell phone use due to...
On January 15, 2019

CAD Library for Seals Makes Work Easier for Design Engineers

You are working on a new design and want to incorporate the sealing system directly – in 3D including a design space proposal? In Parker Prädifa´s CAD library, 3D step files are available for you to...
On January 11, 2019

The Year in Review: Our Top 5 EMI Shielding Blog Posts of 2018

We’re rounding up the most popular posts of the year on the Parker Chomerics EMI shielding blog in an effort to bid adieu to 2018 and give you our most useful, popular content in one spot. Keep...
On December 26, 2018

Parker Chomerics Delivers Hope and Builds 1,000+ Bicycles for Charity

As the days get shorter and fall gives way to winter, Jim Bradley knows it’s time to reach for his trusty socket set and get to work. The annual Bikes for Kids charity is nearly upon him, and...
On December 19, 2018

The Basics of Microwave Absorber Materials

You’ve probably heard a bit about microwave absorbers and how they are used to reduce or absorb the energy that is present in a microwave. But what are they exactly? And how do they work? Go ahead,...
On December 12, 2018

Solving EMI Issues in Mobile Electronic Devices

Mobile electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets require highly populated printed circuit boards (PCBs) to support their functionality and performance requirements in an...
On November 28, 2018

The Future Is Now: electronica 2018 Wrap Up

The future of electronics is smart, safe, and secure thanks to technological advances in EMI shielding and thermal interface materials found at electronica. Every two years in Munich,...
On November 20, 2018

New at electronica 2018: CHOFORM 5575 Form-In-Place EMI Gasket

Parker Chomerics is delighted to debut CHOFORM® 5575, an all-new form-in-place EMI gasket at electronica, the world's leading trade fair and conference for electronics. Located in Munich,...
On November 7, 2018

7 Most Common EMI Shielding Elastomer Gasket Mounting Choices

There are many electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding elastomer gasket mounting techniques that offer designers reliable, cost-effective choices in both materials and component assembly. These...
On November 2, 2018

Pressure Sensitive Adhesives and Elastomer EMI Gaskets: What You Need to Know

Pressure sensitive adhesive, more commonly known as PSA, is adhesive which forms a bond when pressure is applied, to join the adhesive with an EMI gasket. As the name "pressure-sensitive" indicates,...
On October 25, 2018

The Difference Between Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Impedance

Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) are useful for thermal management in electronic components, as they enhance heat transfer from a heat-generating component to a heat dissipater, or heat sink. One...
On October 16, 2018