To Select a Window: 10 Important Tips

JHSC Home / Products / Holland Shielding Home / To Select a Window: 10 Important Tips

To Select a Window: 10 Important Tips

To Select a Window: 10 Important Tips
  1. Do you prefer a glass window/display with high scratch resistance or do you want a strong window, maybe even molest proof?
  2. When you want a thin material we make foils with several shielding layers or mesh foil.
  3. What is the size of the window /display, what is the visual area, and what is the max outside dimension? (when you want a quote please add the quantity)
  4. What is the application of the window/display or requested shielding performance? (how many dB reduction is needed and in which frequency range)
  5. For higher shielding performance the light transmission is lower. When you need clear sight you can use a shielded coating.
  6. Please realize sunglasses have only 5% light transmission so 95% is blocked but you can still look through them, so a light transmission of 60% is still very good for a window.
  7. When you need high performance (especially at lower frequencies) you need a metal mesh or a grid, for medium performance you can work with a shielded coating, and for excellent performance, we make windows with both techniques.
  8. Take care with mesh for this can interfere with the pixels in the display and you get Newton rings (moiré) This can be solved by making the mesh under a certain angle.
  9. When you work with mesh for a display keep the distance between the object and shielding material small for better optical effects.
  10. Temperature:
    for temperature under -30°C please contact our specialist, see below the maximum temperatures.
<50°CPolycarbonate-PVC-acryl-glass can be fully laminated with mesh foil of transparent shielding foil
<110°CFully mesh laminated glass or copper grid expanded mesh polycarbonate
>110°CGlass with edge bonded mesh or metal-framed mesh

Important note:
Each window can have little air bulbs, dust, and some other very little malfunctions. When this is absolutely not acceptable go for the selected quality.

TerminationPrice indication
low to high
Shielding performance  low to high
Silver busbar (medium performance)$+
Flying mesh (high performance)$++
Step with silver busbar$$++
Step with flying mesh$$+
Average attenuation (dB) with different transparent shielding materials
Shielding solution
Attenuation (dB)
10 kHz
1 MHz
1 GHz
10 GHz
9000 – 9300 Mesh foil221057045
9400 Copper-grid PET film30 MHz ~ 1000 MHz attenuation capacity ≥ 30 dB
9600 EMI-shielded glass603817
9700 Mesh-foil windows221057045
9800 ESD foilNot for shielding use, but rather for ESD applications
9900 Transparent shielding foil7020
9910 Transparent shielding-foil windows7020

Please note : These values are measured under laboratory conditions. In other situations, results may differ. Please read our Guarantee.

For more information about the shielding performance, click on the specific product / solution