Over the last few decades, technological advancements have made an incredible impact on our society. From the electronic systems integrated into Aerospace equipment to the smart phone that you use every day, electronic and digital infrastructure is all around us. And even though all of this new technology has enhanced connectivity, promoted advancements in medical care, streamlined industrial processes, and generally made life more convenient, there are a myriad of logistical considerations that have also cropped up in the digital age.
Since early forms of radio communication began emerging, experts have been aware of the phenomenon known as electromagnetic interference, or EMI. This interference has the potential to negatively interrupt other devices and systems and cause problems like data corruption, information loss, and other system issues.
In order to safeguard sensitive devices and systems, electromagnetic shielding materials have emerged. In fact, the global market for EMI shielding materials in 2016 was valued at $5.38 billion and that figure is expected to reach over $9 billion by 2025. With so many mobile and electronic devices on the market, it’s no wonder that the market for EMI shielding materials has seen such a sharp trajectory.
Modern EMI shielding techniques are designed to be used with the kinds of plastic materials that are integrated into many electronic devices like smart phones and telecom equipment. Conductive paints and coatings used to shield non-metal materials from interference have become primary shielding methods that can be applied directly onto plastic resins.
EMI APPLICATIONS AND DEMAND
Though EMI shielding is used for a variety of applications across industries, the most significant demand comes from the personal mobile device market. The vulnerability of cell phones, tablets, speakers, and laptops along with the prevalence of these devices on the market have contributed to the impressive growth of the EMI shielding market.
As more and more technology is integrated into automotive vehicles, there is an increased need for interference protection. Many new cars have dashboard navigation, touchscreen controls, Bluetooth connection and other electronic systems contribute to electromagnetic interference. Without proper shielding, automotive circuitry systems can be threatened.
The market for EMI shielding is expanding across the globe, but the Asia-Pacific market is expected to experience the most significant growth over the next five years. This EMI market growth in the Asia Pacific region, specifically in China and India, is directly tied to the expansion of cellular infrastructure and the growth of the automotive market.
KASO’S EMI AND RFI SHIELDING SERVICES
While our technology continues to develop in the next decade and beyond, so will the need for EMI shielding. Ensuring the reliability and function of systems and equipment is critical whether you work with medical technology or radio equipment. At KASO, our expert engineers understand just how important the proper shielding methods are, which is why we are proud to provide EMI and RFI shielding servicesthat promote safety and performance.
To find out more about KASO’s EMI and RFI shielding services, contact us today.