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The near-infrared sensing market has seen a remarkable increase in demand in recent years, including proximity sensors for automated driving and face recognition for smartphones. The IR Flock Sheet was developed as a material to prevent near-infrared reflection and stray light, which is necessary in this development field. By kneading carbon into the flocked pile, we succeeded in achieving a high light absorption performance not only in the visible light region, but also in the near infrared region.
※ When viewed by the naked eye, each person's perception towards "blackness" may differ depending on the lighting environment.
The graph above shows the total reflectance rates ranging from visible light to near-infrared of 2500 nm. Our IR Flock Sheet achieves a total reflectance rate of 0.5% or less in the visible to near-infrared range, which is superior to our Fineshut KIWAMI material.
To take advantage of its excellent near-infrared light absorption property, we propose the following applications:
Similarly to our VL Flock Sheet, a drawback of the flocking process is that little bits of trash may be generated due to hair loss, so please be careful when applying it somewhere where cleanliness is a top priority or in internal parts of precision equipment.
Our IR Flock Sheet is a rayon-base fabric that has been electrostatically flocked with a rayon pile. It can be used as a cloth to cover objects, or as a curtain by sewing it into a curtain shape and then hanging it.
・Rayon base fabric / rayon pile
・0.9mm ± 0.2mm
・950mm x 400mm
・950mm x 20m (Max Size)
・Can be cut and sold in 950mm x meter increments
※There is an area of about 20mm on the corners that are non-flocked and has punch holes. This area is excluded from the effective length of the 950mm measurement.
※In the case of wrinkles or creases, applying steam from an iron WITHOUT directly touching the material may improve its condition.
Custom cuts can be made by laser or by punch press machine. In addition, we can accept parts and provide cut designing, processing, and pasting services.
Glue application services are also available.
For pricing, please refer to the following laser-cut cost calculation sheet.
Q: How do I clean it?
A: We recommend cleaning our IR Flock Sheet with an adhesive lint-roller or by dry-cleaning. We do not recommend washing as this will most likely drop its performance.
Q: Can it be touched?
A: It can be SOFTLY touched! If pressed firmly, marks will remain in the flocked area. Applying steam (without directly touching the flock sheet) can help remove these marks.
This product is also available for purchase on our Amazon US, Germany, and Japan stores! We plan to begin sales on our UK store soon! The respective links are below. For custom cut services, glue pasting, or if you are looking to purchase a larger size, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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