838AR - Total Ground Carbon Conductive Coating

This carbon paint consists of a 1-part, solvent-based acrylic lacquer, pigmented with highly conductive carbon powder. It is smooth, durable, and abrasion resistant. It can be easily applied by brush or spray. It has a quick dry time, with no heat cure necessary. It adheres strongly to most injection-molded plastics, such as ABS, PVC, nylon and polycarbonate. It provides strong corrosion resistance and is suitable for use in marine environments.

This conductive paint is excellent for use as grounding paint, electrical contact paint, or carbon shielding paint in low frequency RFI shielding applications. It is perfect for shielding metal detectors and other devices where a metal-filled conductive paint would cause malfunction.

This liquid product is also offered in aerosol and pen formats, as well as in a more conductive nickel version. 838AR-340G replaces our older 838-340G conductive coating. Before applying this product to plastic, clean the surface with IPA.

Features & Benefits

  • Provides >52 dB of RFI shielding at frequencies <1 MHz
  • Excellent adhesion to plastics
  • Strong corrosion resistance
  • Mild solvent system, safe on polystyrenes
  • HAP free—does not contain toluene or xylene
Part # Net Vol. Net Wt. Packaging Unboxing
838AR-P 5 mL 4.21 g Pen
838AR-55ML 55 mL 48.9 g Bottle
838AR-900ML 850 mL 755 g Can
838AR-3.78L 3.60 L 3.20 kg Can
838AR-18.9L 18.9 L 16.8 kg Pail
838AR-340G 442 mL 340 g Aerosol
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Safety Data Sheet

Warning WARNING! This product can expose you to chemicals including Carbon black (airborne, unbound particles of respirable size), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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