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PPG Introduces PPG TESLIN EMI/RF Shielding Material for Electronic Security Applications, Electronic Passports

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PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the introduction of PPG TESLIN® EMI/RF
(electromagnetic interference/radio-frequency) shielding material, which
is a flexible, moldable and affordable shielding solution that can be
customized to provide specific shielding functionality and performance.

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PPG has introduced PPG TESLIN® EMI/RF (electromagnetic interference/radio-frequency) shielding mater ...

PPG has introduced PPG TESLIN® EMI/RF (electromagnetic interference/radio-frequency) shielding material, a flexible, moldable and affordable shielding solution. Coated with PPG-manufactured conductive inks, PPG Teslin EMI/RF shielding material can be customized to meet specific requirements for product functionality and shielding effectiveness. (Photo: Business Wire)

Patent pending with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, PPG Teslin
EMI/RF shielding material is designed for electronic applications that
require shielding to function properly, protect RF transponders from
illegitimate reading or writing, or provide a durable grounding path.
Common examples include pouches for credit cards, cell phones and
electronic toll passes, grounding tapes, circuit boards, safe rooms,
actuated chips, antennas and electronic devices.

The new material is also gaining interest globally as a shielding
solution for advanced electronic passports (e-passports) because of its
ability to protect against fraudulent access to travelers’ personal
data, thereby increasing document security.

More than 75 nations use PPG Teslin substrate as a key component
in their e-passport designs. The material has been trusted for nearly 15
years to secure and protect embedded electronics in passport inlays and
electronic covers due to its bonding strength and inherent flexibility
and tamper-resistance. By transitioning from PPG Teslin substrate
to PPG Teslin EMI/RF shielding material, government passport
designers can create documents that offer citizens an added layer of
protection against data skimming without significantly increasing
production costs.

“The addition of RF-shielding capability to standard PPG Teslin
substrate creates an even higher level of value and functionality for
e-passports,” said Pierre Scaglia, PPG global segment manager, secure
credentials, Teslin substrate products. “Beyond secure
credentials, PPG Teslin EMI/RF shielding material also has the
versatility to be used for many other products and materials that
require RF protection.”

Coated with PPG-manufactured conductive inks, PPG Teslin EMI/RF
shielding material can be customized to meet specific requirements for
product functionality and shielding effectiveness. For example, ink
coverage can be adjusted from full to partial and can be grid patterned
or fully coated.

The material comes in multiple grade and thickness options and is
offered in sheets, master rolls or slit rolls. Like PPG Teslin
substrate, the EMI/RF shielding material is compatible with a wide range
of finishing techniques. These include folding, molding, perforating,
stitching and gluing without altering the material’s shielding
effectiveness.

“The world is becoming increasingly security-conscious, from large
corporations and governments to individual citizens trying to protect
data, sensitive information and personal identities,” said Greg
Terchick, PPG global business director, Teslin substrate
products. “By combining the performance features of PPG Teslin
substrate and PPG conductive inks, we have created a new way to help
existing e-passport issuers combat fraud without requiring any
significant additional investment in materials, printing or production
processes.”

PPG will demonstrate the PPG Teslin EMI/RF shielding material in
booth S23 at Security Document World (SDW), which will be held June
11-13 at the ExCel Convention Center in London. A PPG representative
also will give a presentation on the new material on June 13 at 11:10
a.m. in the SDW theatre.

Part of PPG’s specialty coatings and materials product portfolio, PPG
Teslin
 substrate is a durable, secure and highly printable synthetic
paper that excels for laminated print projects and other applications
demanding a tough, high-performance material. Manufactured by PPG in
Barberton, Ohio, PPG Teslin substrate also provides a variety of
benefits for credential and identity documents. These include
high-definition color photos, laser-engraving capabilities, built-in
tamper evidence and flexible production and issuance options.

To learn more about PPG Teslin EMI/RF shielding material, visit teslin.com/RFshield.

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coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135
years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’
biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path
forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in
more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.4 billion in 2018.
We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and
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