What is BAS-PP?
LA Container offers many types of ESD (ElectroStatic Discharge) plastic materials. One of them is BAS-PP and it stands for Blue Anti-Static Polypropylene. It is an electrostatic dissipative material that will dissipate the static buildup that is formed on the surface of the container. The material is slightly conductive with a surface resistivity between 1×108ohm/sq to 9.9×109ohm/sq and surface resistance of 1×107ohm to 9.9×108ohm. A voltage from 5kV to 50V will decay in less than 2 seconds.
Typically, ESD containers are used for the storing of static sensitive items, such as electronics, as it can help protect against the buildup of static, which can cause expensive damage. With dissipative materials, it will ground slower than conductive materials, and static will flow in a more controlled manner, starting with no initial charge or a very low charge. Dissipative materials will help prevent static discharge when humans are in contact with the plastic containers and can help keep the static charge low when containers are being moved around.
Being based on polypropylene, it can bend and flex, allowing for an attached lid with a flexible hinge. It is also offered in many shapes, such as round containers and square boxes. The plastic is transparent, allowing a person to see through the container to view what is inside without the need to open it. Foam inserts are also available for a perfect solution to storing and protecting items without them moving around.
All of our dissipative plastic is tested under ASTM D257, ANSI/ESD STM11.11, and FTMS101C 4046.1 before molding at the manufacturer, and the surface resistivity and static decay are reverified after molding using the ACL Staticide 880 and Prostat PDT-740B respectively for their test. With this, all ESD BAS containers from LA Container are proudly made in the USA.
If you have electronics or items that would benefit from being in a static dissipative container, browse the selection of containers offered through lacontainerstore.com for purchasing in bulk or at esdplasticcontainers.com for small volume purchases.
Have questions about our BAS-PP material or our plastic containers? Feel free to email us at Sales@lacontainer.com or call any time at (714) 694-0202
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