Introducing WavePro®

Made to order, low-loss dielectric material.

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Better Antennas with WavePro®

As a brand of Garlock®, WavePro® is backed by material science and manufacturing innovation that translates into improved antenna designs. WavePro® is available in custom 3D shapes and panels of standard size and thickness to provide a second-source option and a more robust supply chain. Request a free sample kit today and start prototyping new design ideas.

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Key Specifications

  WP025LDf WP025 WP030 WP050 WP108 WP120 WP156 WP204
Dielectric constant, Dk 2.50 2.55 3.03 5.07 10.80 12.10 15.60 20.40
Dissipation factor, Df 0.0007 0.0021 0.0009 0.0009 0.0015 0.0014 0.0010 0.0100

The changing demands for antenna designs continue to grow more advanced, driven by new applications and technologies such as MIMO, meta-materials, novel geometries, and new frequency bands. RF dielectrics and substrates, however, really haven’t changed much in decades. Let’s take patch antennas as an example. Once you select the class of material, you have fairly limited options in terms of the choice of vendors, Dk values, or panel sizes and thicknesses. Your design is constrained by what is commercially available. But what if you had a high-performance RF dielectric that’s made-to-order to your specifications? How might that make your antenna smaller or increase gain?

No More Compromises

Our ‘secret sauce’ is a proprietary PTFE formula plus manufacturing techniques that deliver precise, tunable Dk in multiple form factors on-demand. A made-to-order RF dielectric gives you more freedom in your designs.

Optimal Antenna Designs

How about a Dk of 2.8 or 12.8 for your patch antenna? Now you can think outside the box and see how a high Dk dielectric can reduce antenna size or how a thicker material can increase bandwidth. Or perhaps a different design like a DRA, or use WavePro® as a superstrate or lens?

Made To Order

WavePro® is available as flat panels or custom 2D surfaces and 3D shapes. No need to stack multiple sheets to get a thick substrate or mold a dielectric to the shape you want. This can eliminate steps (and costs) and streamline the manufacturing process.

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