Surface Plating/RFI Shielding
By forming strategic partnerships, HiTech Plastics and Molds is able to offer its customers options in Surface Plating for RFI Shielding purposes and for decorative reasons. HiTech Plastics and Molds has partnered with some of the finest resources who provide mil-spec painting, powder coatings, and plating of your plastic parts when your application demands this. Plastic parts can be finished with a highly reflective coating (a “chrome look”) and/or provided with shielding solutions. Most often these applications are used for aerospace and military parts and for the electronics industry.
RFI (Radio Frequency Interference), also known as EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) is any form of electromagnetic radiation or disturbance which is emitted from an electrical component to interfere with the operation of other electronic components. In the case of our products, this shielding is done intentionally for defense and aerospace parts.
RFI shielding solutions on plastic parts such as enclosures for electronics through a metallizing process provides excellent shielding, superior adhesion, uniform coverage and is a very cost effective way to accomplish shielding performance. The thin film coatings do not interfere with the final assembly of the product and can be applied to most plastics. Another surface plating technique applies a thin coat of special metallized materials for the purpose of providing a high reflectivity to plastic parts.
These techniques are applied in an environmentally friendly process. Plastic products at HiTech which presently utilize these services are in the Aerospace and Defense sector.