About Us

Laird NV, former Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products, is a world leader in the development and manufacture of microwave absorbing materials, low-loss dielectrics, electrically conductive shielding materials, anechoic chambers, and smart tag isolators.

For over half a century, Laird has been the undisputed technology leader offering high quality products, a wide range of capabilities, R&D laboratories, and an in-depth knowledge of materials science, chemistry, microwave theory, and measurement techniques.

As a company, we excel in the design and manufacture of custom parts to meet your design specifications. We are also recognized for our experienced sales engineers and customer service support, as well as for quick turn-around on product quotes and short product ship lead times that are unmatched in the industry.

Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products, now fully incorporated into Laird, was the first global manufacturer of absorbers to achieve ISO 9001 registration and currently maintains this status.

Global Presence

Laird operates globally throughout Europe, The Americas, and Asia-Pacific with manufacturing facilities located in Geel (Belgium) and Randolph, Massachusetts(USA). Our Hong Kong operation serves the needs of the Asia-Pacific region with an experienced local staff of sales support and administration personnel. Recently also a small manufacturing facility has been set up in India to serve the local market.

Brand Leadership

The company has been known for its high quality flagship products for over half a century. These brand names include:

Microwave absorbing materials
Dielectric materials for low loss RF and microwave applications
Electrically conductive sheets, caulks, adhesives and coatings
Smart tag isolators using read on metal technology

Industry Leadership

Still today, Laird produces leading edge materials and engineered solutions for the wireless and satellite communications, military and aerospace, automotive, RFID and medical markets.


Emerson & Cuming was founded by C.L. Emerson and W.R. Cuming in 1948. During its early history, the company embarked on government sponsored microwave materials research and development programs primarily for military applications. Years later, a transfer of materials technology from military to the commercial communications market fueled the growth of the company and the evolution of the ECCOSORB® product line was introduced.

In 1978, the company was purchased by W.R Grace & Company. During the W.R. Grace years, covering the period from 1978 to 1996, the company used a more focused business approach and developed a quality and accounting infrastructure that is still present today. This management system has served to leverage the company’s technology focus into a successful, long-term business model. 

In May 2012 the company was acquired by Laird

Since March 2015 the company name has been changed to Laird NV.