Does anyone know of a surface-mount component that could work as an Infrared Radiation barrier?

I have a PCB design that uses an infrared proximity detector in the form of an IR LED and an IR transistor placed with about 10 mm spacing between them. Now the problem has arisen that I need some sort of physical barrier between them to prevent crosstalk and false proximity detections.
  • Try SMD 0.1″ headers. Pick & Place and wave soldering are compatible, but these need a minimum of 3 pins due to the alternating SMD feet to keep them standing before the solder holds them on.
  • Switch to an transistoror diode pair that already comes with a molded body, unless those don’t exist in SMD.

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Oliver is an experienced electronics engineer skilled in PCB design, analog circuits, embedded systems, and prototyping. His deep knowledge spans schematic capture, firmware coding, simulation, layout, testing, and troubleshooting. Oliver excels at taking projects from concept to mass production using his electrical design talents and mechanical aptitude.

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