EMI Growth Trends For The Foreseeable Future

What is EMI? EMI stands for electromagnetic interference. When electromagnetic energy is transferred, using a conducting path or radiation, from one electronic device to another, the process is referred to as EMI or electromagnetic interference. When would there be a need for the shielding of something like this?

One application for such a protective process is in the automotive industry. Specifically – the electronics system. Integrated circuits can be internally affected (destructively) by electromagnetic interference. It can also interfere with electronic components that are close by.

Additionally, electromagnetic interference can affect commercial broadcast signals, GPS navigation, wireless chargers, Bluetooth devices, mobile phones, and more. This comes into play in everyday life, as well as in the automotive industry. Many external and internal forces are involved in today’s automotive electromagnetic interfaces. They are exceedingly complex.

But through the use of electromagnetic interface shielding, radiation and electromagnetic wave emission can be minimized. The shielding provided by EMI coatings prevents the escape of these waves and radiation, sending them into the ground.

Other Uses of EMI Coating

Electromagnetic interference coating, or EMI shielding, is used in any number of industries or applications. One of the most popular applications is in the medical and health industry. EMI coatings are used to protect biomedical devices from RFI (radio frequency interference) and EMI (electromagnetic interference). There is virtually no substrate that these types of coatings can’t be used on.

Electronic enclosures, which are light-weight and used frequently in health-related applications, are another place where EMI and RFI protection is needed. Biomedical research labs and healthcare facilities make use of these light-weight electronic enclosures on a frequent basis.

Biocompatible EMI coatings are exceedingly useful where implant prosthetics are concerned. Were it not for this type of protective coating, the advanced technology of prosthetics would be greatly hampered. Imagine how many medical patients would suffer if the technology of prosthetics weren’t where it is currently at in this day and age. When discussing implant parts, most commonly used are hydroxyapatite and pure titanium. These are highly specialized coatings, which is why those materials are used.

Bonuses and Various Applications

There are many bonuses to using EMI shielding coating. Some of these include precise part-to-part repeatability, cost-effective high-volume production, and design flexibility that is multi-functional (this comes in handy in the making of molded plastic parts).

The industries or applications affected by the use of EMI shielding coating are also plentiful. Just a sampling includes telecommunications and communications, cable, recording, radio, TV, Aerospace and aviation, appliances, and so much more.

The Foreseeable Future of Automotive EMI Shielding

Though used in many industries, the automotive industry alone promises a bright future for EMI. There will always be a demand for upgraded technology. This applies to wireless mobile connections, road navigation, wireless charging, music systems, and more. This demand will propel, in the immediate and distant future, the market for automobile electromagnetic interfacing. And though Latin America, Africa, the middle east, Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America all figure into the automotive industry, expected major players in the market will be Asia Pacific, Europe, China, Japan, and India – especially where EMI and advanced automotive technology are concerned.

If you are interested in EMI shielding, or are unsure of whether or not you could benefit from this type of protective coating, contact the specialists at A &A Coatings today. We offer RFI/EMI shielding coating and a plethora of other thermal spray protective coatings.

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