As the 21st century continues on, it is clear that the ever-increasing reliance on electronics places businesses, and even society, in a precarious situation. Our electronics exist in a world with hidden dangers at every stage of production, distribution, and consumption. This danger is the sudden release of electricity between objects known as electrostatic discharge, or ESD. In the everyday life of a product, static discharge is primarily caused by the transfer of electrons through friction between two objects’ surfaces in a phenomena known as triboelectric charging. ESD can ignite explosives such as gunpowder and even microscopic amounts of ESD can ruin electronics such as capacitors or CCDs used in digital cameras and cell phones.
More common polymers such as unaltered polypropylene or polyethylene cannot protect products for the transport or storage of electrosensitive items. To insure that the quality of a product is maintained throughout the production to consumption sequence, packaging made with specialized polymers must be used. These ESD material solutions are available in three categories based on their surface resistivity and their general conductivity.
Anti-static materials, known as ASP, will inhibit triboelectric charging and have a surface resistivity between 10^9 and 10^12 ohms/square. Packaging made with antistatic polypropylene will protect electronic components as well as materials worked within laboratory sciences requiring specialized anti static environments.
Static dissipative materials, known as BAS, have a surface resistivity between 10^8 and 10^11 ohms/square. Plastic packaging made with BAS polymers are useful in a wide range of industries, from the storage of electronics to use in storing medical equipment sensitive to large bursts of electrostatic discharge.
Conductive materials, known as CAS, have a surface resistivity between 10^3 and 10^5 ohms/square. In industries that work with explosive materials, such as pyrotechnics, military ordnance transportation, or resource extraction applications, having high quality packaging that prevents the discharge of static electricity is of the utmost importance.
We offer specialized ESD plastic packaging manufactured in any of the three ESD material categories in a wide range of container shapes and sizes that apply to nearly every packaging situation. What sets our packaging apart from the rest are our sizing options and attached hinged lid container design. With most ESD packaging options only coming in an open top bin your products are not as safe as they could be. These containers also meet REACH and RoHS standards and fulfill all EU regulations concerning safe packaging procedures. Our products have been utilized literally all over the planet, including use on the International Space Station. In addition, many research universities in departments as wide ranging as archeology to biochemistry to material sciences have made use of our ESD inhibiting containers to conduct important research and to aid with overall laboratory organization. Do not let the high quality placed into your products be made to waste with inadequate packaging that failed to prevent the hidden dangers of electrostatic discharge. Instead, place your trust in our containers manufactured to protect sensitive products from this increasingly technologically reliant world subject to the hidden electric forces of nature.