The electrically conductive elastomers are based on dispersed particles in elastomers, oriented wire in solid or sponge elastomers, impregnated wire mesh screens or expanded metals. They provide highly conductive, yet resilient gasketing materials for EMI sealing as well as pressure and environmental sealing.
Conductive elastomers are used for shielding electronic enclosures against electromagnetic interference (EMI). Usually, the shielding system consists of a conductive gasket sandwiched between a metal housing and lid. The primary function of these gaskets is to provide sufficient electrical conductivity across the enclosure/ gasket/lid junction to meet grounding and EMI shielding requirements, as well as prevent intrusion of the fluids into the electrical components.