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Aircraft All-Up Weight (AUW) has Met its Match

ArmorLite Micro-Filament Stainless Steel Braid Saves Pounds Compared to Standard QQB-A-A-59569 EMI/RFI Shielding

GlenairArmorLiteArmorLite™ is an expandable, flexible, high-strength, conductive stainless steel microfilament material designed for use as EMI/RFI shielding in high-performance interconnect cabling. The principal benefit of ArmorLite™ is its extreme light weight compared to conventional Tin/Copper shielding. By way of comparison, 100 feet of 5/8 inch ArmorLite™ is more than four pounds lighter than standard QQB A-A-59569 shielding. Plus ArmorLite™ offers superior temperature tolerance compared to lightweight non-metallic braiding such as AmberStrand®.


  • Tensile Strength: 220,000 psi (min)
  • Ultimate Elongation: 2.5% (min)
  • Operating Temp: -80°C to 260°C
  • Thermal Cycling: No Adverse Effects
  • Flame: Self Extinguishing
  • Specific Gravity: 8.2cm³ (max)
  • Flex Test: 50,000 Cycles
  • Salt Spray: 500 Hours

Glenair Authorized Distributor ArmorLite™ Brochure

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