Cho-Shrink 1061

CHO-SHRINK 1061 is an electrically conductive, heat shrinkable material designed to provide lightweight cable and connector EMI shielding. CHO-SHRINK materials are ideal for any applications where weight savings associated with EMI cable shielding is of paramount importance. The product consists of polyolefin heat shrinkable tubing, connector boots, and transition pieces that are coated with Chomerics’ unique silver filled coating system.

Product Highlights:

  • Superior EMI shielding
  • Meets NASA outgassing specs for space use
  • Excellent 360° cable shielding effectiveness performance, 70 – 80 dB attenuation above 500 MHz

CHO-SHRINK 1061 is an electrically conductive, heat shrinkable material designed to provide lightweight cable and connector EMI shielding. CHO-SHRINK materials are ideal for any applications where weight savings associated with EMI cable shielding is of paramount importance. The product consists of polyolefin heat shrinkable tubing, connector boots, and transition pieces that are coated with Chomerics’ unique silver filled coating system.

The CHO-SHRINK cable shielding system allows for relatively easy assembly of shielding systems for complex cable wiring harnesses using conventional heat shrink tubing heating devices. The system offers excellent shielding and signifi cant weight savings over traditional metal braid cable shielding systems.

In addition, CHO-SHRINK offers an environmental shield against dust, moisture and other contaminants. CHO-SHRINK remains flexible to support any needed cable routing. Easy repair or rework of cables is facilitated by cutting off the CHO-SHRINK material and installing new material.

CHO-SHRINK materials are ideal for installation on cabling for medical device electronic assemblies which require reliable EMI shielding performance and may benefit from silver’s antimicrobial properties.

Typical applications can include; missiles, aircraft, satellites, vehicles, and on cables of any other electronics systems where weight savings is mandatory.

Product Features

  • Superior EMI shielding
  • Meets NASA outgassing specs for space use
  • Excellent 360° cable shielding effectiveness performance, 70 – 80 dB attenuation above 500 MHz
  • Weight savings from 40 – 65% vs. conventional braided mesh shielding systems with labor savings as well
  • Easy installation and assembly with conventional heat guns and ovens
  • Professional appearance
  • Excellent seal against moisture and contaminants
  • Complex cable assembly EMI shielding possible with a wide selection of cable transitions, including T, Y, and other custom shapes.
  • Standard (stocked) lengths for tubing are 4 feet. For longer lengths, transition tubing sections are available.
  • Unique coating system can be applied internal or external to the heat shrinkable tubing
  • CHO-SHRINK cable assemblies remain flexible after installation
  • CHO-SHRINK connector boots provide EMI shielding, cable shield grounding, and strain relief at connector backshell terminations.
  • CHO-SHRINK boots shrink to a wide range of cable diameters (shrink ratio is 4:1 at the cable end). They can be supplied with a conductive hot melt adhesive/sealant applied to each end.
  • Mil-R-46846 Polyolefin Tubing and Boots

Application Instructions

  • One of the major advantages of the CHO-SHRINK EMI cable shielding system over conventional metal shielding is its ease of assembly. The following has been prepared as a guide to the proper application and assembly of CHO-SHRINK tubing, connector boots, and transitions.
  • All CHO-SHRINK products may be recovered (shrunk) with the same heating equipment used on ordinary nonconductive shrinkable plastics. Hot air blowers and infrared heating devices provide the simplest method of shrinking. Ovens may be used to recover tubing, but boots, transitions and other molded parts often require some hand positioning during the shrinking process to assure correct alignment. Shrink temperatures should not exceed 375°F. Care should be taken to shrink the product slowly and uniformly. Exceeding 375°F (191°C) may cause a loss of shielding integrity.
  • To achieve a good mechanical grip between CHO-SHRINK boots and connector backshells, Chomerics strongly recommends the use of Shrink Boot Adapters, which provide a knurled and grooved surface to enhance resistance to torque, snap-off and pull-off stresses. Tie-wraps should also be applied.
  • CHO-SHRINK molded parts are available with a highly conductive hot-melt adhesive/sealant at each opening. This hot melt will flow during shrinking to provide an effective environmental seal without degrading EMI shielding characteristics. If excess sealant fl ows outside the molded part during recovery, it can be easily wiped away while still warm.
  • The only assembly procedure peculiar to CHO-SHRINK is the necessity to maintain electrical continuity through conductive inside surfaces from connector to connector. Where two CHO-SHRINK parts meet (boot/tubing, tubing/transition, etc.), a continuity splice must be achieved. This is accomplished by using CHO-SHRINK splice sleeves, which are short lengths of CHO-SHRINK tubing with a conductive outside surface.
  • For optimal shielding performance, be sure to terminate the shield at both ends with full 360° contact to a low impedance ground. Incorporate mechanical strain relief into the cable design itself. That is, avoid stretching and bending the cable excessively. Transition pieces should be generous to preserve continuity at all  junction points.


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