That could be interesting. I see those blankets at the hardware store on occasion. They're fairly cheap too.
Yes, but i was addressing the other plastic that held the aluminum mylar together, which is also PET/Plastic.
Interesting discussion. What about picking up this mylar reflective sheeting from Home Depot marketed to use in greenhouses? http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/202985200?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=mylar&storeId=10051&N=5yc1v&R=202985200#.UToR9xnpaPU
That stuff looks the part. Another reason to go to home depot this weekend!
49.5 Inch by 25FT is pretty good for $30.
You'll have to then cut them smaller (1/2, 3/4, 1") by yourself which shouldn't be too much work.
I'll get some today from Home Depot and let you know if they conduct and how well it is to work with.
Oh and you can buy a 100FT for $80 which is pretty good also.
It's still cheaper to buy rolls from Alibaba though, if their minimum purchase requirement is low enough for you.
Most cables in studio environments, high EMI/RF interference areas (lots of noisy electrical components), etc. USB spec also calls for an aluminum shield as well as a braided shield.
I tried to do a DIY rca interconnect. The wire is Connex BL-Ag; it has foil shield and drain wire. I put on a metal braided sheath. Soldered the drain wire and braided sheath to the source's neg/ground. Still have noise (it's low, had to crank up the volume to hear it). My environment contains computer, monitors, so fairly noisy area. Any thought on what else can I do to eliminate the noise?
A good foil shield requires a machine to do the French fold seam.
Analog RCA interconnects need a heavy braided shield.
Balanced XRL interconnects need close tolerance machine made wire symmetry.
Use a high quality bulk cable from:
Braid for lower frequency interference, foil for radio & TV frequency interference.
Note that Star-Quad does NOT reject interference as well in tests as expected!