Avery Dennison ShieldSense RFID Blocking Material is a 5 mil. aluminum foil, pressure-sensitive material that is highly effective at restricting the travel of RFID waves, helping retailers isolate areas of a store for greater precision when conducting inventory.
ShieldSense allows retailers to maximize the effectiveness of RFID inventory systems by preventing RFID transmissions from penetrating walls and doors. A retailer might, for instance, line the walls of a storeroom with ShieldSense. This would prevent the RFID transmissions from the storeroom and retail space from interfering with each other, resulting in distinct, accurate inventory counts for each area of the store.
Available in any width from 4 in. to 54 in., ShieldSense blocks 96% of RFID signals. In a test performed by scientists at the Avery Dennison RFID North America Research and Development Center, ShieldSense outperformed 1 mm stainless steel at blocking RFID signals.
Easy to install, the material can be applied with common tools. Minimal surface preparation is required before application. No staples, fasteners, or other attachments are required, enabling faster installation.
ShieldSense adheres to a range of surfaces, including dry wall, metal, plastic, formica, and particle board. It also conforms to curved surfaces and protruding areas such as utility outlets and conduits.
The product performs under a variety of environmental conditions and is classified by UL to UL 723 (ASTM E84) to meet building and fire safety codes for surface burning characteristics, enabling it to be installed in new construction buildings that incorporate RFID.