Cargo Scanner X-ray Curtain Shields


X-ray curtains for airport cargo scanners and other shipping facilities are available in both lead and lead-free versions. We offer both partial sets to replace worn or torn curtains, or full custom replacement sets for any x-ray inspection system. Cargo Scanners are usually loaded near floor level and have openings large enough to accept pallets and crates.

Typical curtain shields used for cargo scanner radiation protection have lead equivalent protection levels from 0.5 mm Pb to 1.0 mm Pb. Multiple layers are needed to offer full protection.  These curtains require extreme tear resistance and the highest tensile strength of all shielding curtains.

Our lead-free curtains for cargo scanners are an optimized bismuth blend which provides improved shielding for the higher energy radiation emitted by cargo scanners. Available tensile strengths exceed 2,000 N per 100 mm wide strip, allowing for a pull force equivalent of over 200 kg.


Available in lead and lead-free versions in flexible, strengthened elastomeric matrix. Lead-free shielding typically uses bismuth or tungsten to block the higher energy x-rays.

Cargo Scanner Shielding Curtains certified to 300 kVp according to DIN 61331-1 and ASTM 2547-18

  • Multiple protection levels available from 0.35 mm to 1.0 mm lead attenuation equivalent.
  • Strip widths to match machine requirements. Common widths: 88mm, 100mm, 150mm, 200mm.
  • Individual curtain strips cut to length and punched.
  • Sectioned strip panels available for simplified mounting.
  • Black abrasion resistant coating both sides
  • All Synthetic fabric layer in center for strength


Leaded Rubber:  0.35 mmPb Eq.
SKU:  XRC143RBK350
Thickness:  2.2 mm
Weight:  6.0 kg/m2
Hardness: 70 +/- 5 Shore A
Tensile Strength: 2,800 N/100mm

Leaded Rubber:  0.60 mmPb Eq.
SKU:  XRC143RBK600
Thickness:  3.4 mm
Weight:  9.5 kg/m2
Hardness: 70 +/- 5 Shore A
Tensile Strength: 2,800 N/100mm

Leaded Elastomer:  0.50 mmPb Eq.
SKU:  XRC635VBK500
Thickness:  2.2 mm
Weight:  7.5 kg/m2
Hardness: 80 +/- 5 Shore A
Tensile Strength: 850 N/100mm

Leaded Elastomer:  1.00 mmPb Eq.
SKU:  XRC635VBK001
Thickness:  3.6 mm
Weight:  14.1 kg/m2
Hardness: 80 +/- 5 Shore A
Tensile Strength: 1,100 N/100mm

Lead-free Rubber:  0.50 mmPb Eq.
SKU:  XRC434RBK500**
Thickness:  2.0 mm
Weight:  8.0 kg/m2
Hardness: 80 +/- 5 Shore A
Tensile Strength: 1,350 N/100mm

Lead-free Rubber:  1.00 mmPb Eq.
SKU:  XRC432RBK001**
Thickness:  2.1 mm
Weight:  10.8 kg/m2
Hardness: 80 +/- 5 Shore A
Tensile Strength: 2,300 N/100mm

**  These lead-free products are compliant with Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 8 June 2011 for Restrictions of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and that the maximum concentration values by weight for lead, hexavalent chromium, cadmium, mercury, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenylethers are in compliance.

General Waste Disposal Compliance Statement for Lead-free products:  Lead-free products are manufactured without any EU defined heavy metals or US RCRA monitored metals, including antimony, arsenic, cadmium, chromium (VI), copper, lead, mercury, nickel, selenium, tellurium, thallium and tin.  The materials generally comply with requirements for disposal as non-hazardous or general waste.  Please check local regulations to confirm requirements in your municipality & country.