29 November, 2010
National Laminating delivered 2.5 million radio frequency shielding sleeves to the Department of Defense to protect the contactless Common Access Card (CAC) from data interception. The FIPS 201-approved, shielding sleeves are distributed via RAPIDS ID offices worldwide with the issuance of new CACs.
The product is lightweight, durable and fits into a wallet. Before choosing our part, the DOD through a third party performed a series of tests in its technical review, including the sleeves ability to withstand temperature extremes, water, salt air, snow and sand elements, soap and water cleaning and resistance to chemicals and ultraviolet light, insertion/removal, etc. A value-added option is the ability to print custom logos in up to 4 colors.
An option to purchase an additional 1,675,000 sleeves was exercised by the Defense Department for final delivery in January 2011. This order will bring the total number of our sleeves 4.2 million.
In September, National Laminating completed an order to DHS for 200,000 rigid, RF shielding, non-metallic badge holders.