Sensitive electronic components need special protection against static shock. SSI SCHAEFER offers a family of products that provide protection in anti-stat, conductive, and static dissipative ranges. Materials such as thermoplastic resins, plastic corrugated, solid sheet, foams, and molded foams are used to form or fabricate a custom protective system to meet specific application needs.
- Static dissipative solution protects product from electrostatic discharge.
- Permanent ESD protection with infinite shelf life for the container and its contents.
- Available in both AIAG and European standard footprints.
- Can be combined with ESD dunnage to further reduce damage caused by handling.
- Lid options offer further protection from moisture and dust.
- Perfect for clean rooms and other controlled environments.
The Difference between Dissipative and Conductive
Electricity at rest is static electricity. The transfer of electrons that occurs upon sliding, rubbing, or separating material generates electrostatic voltage. The discharge of this action results in a mild to painful shock. When electronic components are subject to electrostatic discharge, those items are typically damaged—even with low voltage. Employees are usually the prime causes of electrostatic discharge during assembly or shipping of electronic components. However, even when an approved electrostatic dissipative container (ESD) is used, electronic components are still at risk depending on the materials used during the manufacturing process.
|>1013||Insulative||Insulators and base polymers. These materials are not protective against static electricity.|
|1010 to 1012||Anti-Static||Initial charges are suppressed, but may only be surface resistant.|
|106 to 109||Dissipative||No or low initial charge. Prevents discharge to or from human contact.|
|103 to 105||Conductive||No initial charge, but still provides an easy path for bleed off to another object.|
|1 to 103||Shielding Composites||Employs nickel coated carbon fibers to omit EMI only in specific products.|
|10-3 to 1||Carbons||Carbon powder and fiber.|
|< 10-3||Metals||Stainless steel, bronze, and copper.|