SPENCER, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blueshift Materials is expanding its AeroZero® polyimide aerogel film product availability in the high-frequency and high-speed communications infrastructure market. Due to AeroZero’s® ultra-low dielectric loss, which has been measured in a range as low as (Df) of 0.0007 – 0.0030 (1 – 50 GHz) and an ultra-low dielectric constant (Dk) of < 1.40 (1 – 50 GHz), there is increasing interest in this polyimide aerogel for next generation 5G and IoT products in addition to antennas and radomes. The ever-growing need for more data and connectivity is requiring new unique materials to design ever more complex communication systems.
We often describe AeroZero® as structured air. It has some similarities to traditional expanded foam, but AeroZero’s® pores are significantly smaller. This provides excellent strength and flexibility in a very low thickness profile of 125 microns, while retaining 85% air and enabling high-bandwidth applications.
“AeroZero® was designed in anticipation of these high-bandwidth market trends, including 5G and IoT,” says Tim Burbey, President, Blueshift. “We often describe AeroZero® as structured air. It has some similarities to traditional expanded foam, but AeroZero’s pores are significantly smaller. This provides excellent strength and flexibility in a very low thickness profile of 125 microns, while retaining 85% air and enabling high-bandwidth applications.”
Blueshift’s AeroZero combines the benefits of an aerogel with the ease of use of a plastic film. AeroZero® retains most of the key properties of polyimide film, such as a wide thermal stability window (-200 °C to +300 °C), fire retardancy, good chemical resistance, and ease of use in multilayer laminates. Polyimides are widely accepted in aerospace and electronics applications. The aerogel benefits, since the material is 85% air, include low density, high porosity, low thermal conductivity, a low dielectric constant and a low loss tangent.
Despite being primarily air, AeroZero® has remarkable mechanical strength, which enables its use in laminate and composite structures. “We have had success using AeroZero® as a key functional layer in copper clad laminates, thermal management tapes, multi-layer polyimide film constructions, and aramid paper stack ups, amongst others,” says Lawino Kagumba, Sr. Director Applications and Research, Blueshift. AeroZero® easily bonds to metals, papers, fabrics, plastics and other surfaces with a variety of adhesives. In addition, we have had success vapor depositing a variety of metals to AeroZero®. Blueshift provides custom prototype multilayer and multifunctional laminates upon request. Blueshift sees tremendous opportunities for AeroZero® in the high speed, high frequency materials market.
Blueshift, with new Headquarters and Operations in Spencer, MA, provides best-in-class state of the art porous materials. Blueshift is dedicated to developing streamlined products for a growing range of applications. We closely collaborate with our customers to develop customized solutions, support innovative designs, and address application challenges. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-350-7586.
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