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Schlegel Electronic Materials: Redefining EMI Shielding for Diverse Applications

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Nearly every industry—from automobile to medical device—has been continually incorporating more advanced electronics and wireless communication to optimize their business operations in multiple ways. However, by doing so, they are dealing with higher frequencies and inevitably a higher electromagnetic interference (EMI).

The unwanted voltages or currents that cause EMI negatively affect the performance of an electronic system or an electrical device. That’s why minimizing or eliminating EMI is crucial to ensuring electronic devices function at peak performance.

Accordingly, EMI shielding has emerged as the most critical protective measure against electromagnetic interference in the case of sensitive electronic devices. Amid this backdrop, even though there are many EMI shielding solution providers in the market manufacturing advanced materials for a wide range of applications, it is worth singling out a company taking EMI shielding to the next level.

The All-Round Solution Suite

Being the pioneer of the fabric-clad foam EMI shielding technology, Schlegel Electronic Materials is a leader in manufacturing EMI shielding and thermal management materials that protect sensitive electronics. Schlegel’s high-performance products include innovative Fabric Over Foam Gaskets, I/O backplane shielding gaskets, Conductive Elastomers, RF Absorber Materials, and other enclosure gasketing and board-level shielding products that enable the computer, telecommunications, military, medical, and electronics industries to meet global requirements for electromagnetic compatibility. In addition, the company’s talented team of material science experts ensures improved protection, higher performance and reliability, custom structural designs, and, importantly, improved speed to market. “By always making the most of the latest technological developments, we provide our customers with a line of cutting-edge, innovative EMI shielding and thermal interface solutions to safeguard their electronic devices,” says Bill Houston, Senior Account Manager at Schlegel Electronic Materials.

When it comes to thermal interface solutions, industry experts recognize the significance of thermal interface materials (TIMs) in maintaining the long life and reliability of heat-generating electronic components. Moreover, in electronic circuit boards where it is mandatory to consolidate all electrical components within an enclosure, it automatically calls for a thermal interface to dissipate the heat within the system and absorb the EMI frequency causing an issue with the device. To that end, Schlegel Electronic Materials’ portfolio of high-performance TIMs can provide design engineers with various solutions for all their thermal management challenges.

The company’s proficiency in designing first-rate EMI and thermal interface solutions is not the only factor behind its commendable success rate. Their fully engaged and detailed approach to the customer experience and customers’ loyalty, large and small, from every sector also plays an equally vital role. Instead of pigeonholing its customers into a specific category of EMI shielding gaskets and TIMs, the company steps into the customer’s shoes. First, the Schlegel team develops a clear picture of the range of frequencies designers deal with for each product. Then, after a complete analysis of the customer’s requirements, the company recommends or designs a high-performing, cost-effective EMI gasket or thermal interface solution to meet their needs.

Haydee Dibble, Vice President, Schlegel Electronic MaterialsHaydee Dibble, Vice President
The Differentiating Edge

What further differentiates Schlegel from its peers is its global footprint offering unparalleled support and service. Locations included:

• U.S. Headquarters, Rochester, NY

• Europe: Belgium-Schlegel Electronic Materials, Bv

• Asia: Schlegel Electronic Materials (Dongguan) Limited

• Hong Kong and sales offices in Shanghai & Taiwan.

• Customer Service, Sales, Manufacturing Operations & R&D Centers at all locations.

• Global Product Management, located in Belgium.

The company has no boundaries and supply chain and service around-the-clock through:

• Strategically located production

• 24-hour Global ERP & video conferencing for real-time face-to-face connection

• Engineering and R&D capabilities in China

• Strong support team that navigates local tax system, labor regulations, trade terms, import and export laws with formal cash in/out flow over the China border

These resources enable the company to be a first-choice business partner in the worldwide electronics industry.

Bill Houston, Senior Account Manager

Furthermore, in an industry where customers need product prototypes in hand, Schlegel ensures an expedient lead time on their production orders. Unlike other organizations with 25-26 weeks- lead times, Schlegel sends out samples for prototypes and engineering builds within 1-2 weeks with production lead times of 4-5 weeks.

The key factor behind this quick turnaround is the uninterrupted weekly shipments from their locations in China to the U.S. This helps the company effectively track all shipments and ensure on-time delivery to their customers.

  • By always making the most of the latest technological developments, we provide a line of cutting-edge, innovative EMI shielding and thermal interface solutions to safeguard electronic devices


In essence, it is the perfect amalgamation of premium quality products and a rapid response time on production orders that help Schlegel Electronic Materials operate in good faith with its customers and build enduring business relationships.

After serving countless esteemed companies worldwide with reliable, dependable, and high-quality EMI and thermal products, Schlegel has undertaken some new market segments over the next 12 to 18 months. Most recently, the company launched Schlegel PolyFab®. PolyFab is a premier line of foam, PP, TPE, and dual-extrusion gaskets.The key applications in this market space have demonstrated massive growth over recent years with broadening usage in commercial vehicles in addition to fenestration and building construction. “Fueled by a steady growth in our PolyFab products over the past couple of years, we will roll out new RF absorber products to provide even higher levels of EMI mitigation for high-frequency devices,” says Houston.

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Schlegel Electronic Materials

Company
Schlegel Electronic Materials

Headquarters
Rochester, NY

Management
Haydee Dibble, Vice President and Bill Houston, Senior Account Manager

Description
Schlegel Electronic Materials is a leader in manufacturing EMI shielding and thermal management materials that protect sensitive electronics. Schlegel’s high-performance products include innovative Fabric Over Foam Gaskets, I/O backplane shielding gaskets, Conductive Elastomers, RF Absorber Materials, and other enclosure gasketing and board-level shielding products that enable the computer, telecommunications, military, medical, and electronics industries to meet global requirements for electromagnetic compatibility. In addition, the company’s talented team of material science experts ensures improved protection, higher performance and reliability, custom structural designs, and, importantly, improved speed to market. Unlike other organizations with 25-26 weeks- lead times, Schlegel sends out samples for prototypes and engineering builds within 1-2 weeks with production lead times of 4-5 weeks.