¿How do we perceive ESD?
When a 3,000-volt discharge hits, you perceive it. When a 5,000-volt discharge hits, you hear it; when a 10,000-volt discharge strikes, you see it.
90% of all ESD events happen under the 3,000-volt threshold, so you hardly ever perceive them.
As far as the protection of electronic components is concerned, we are mainly focused on:
- Avoiding the accumulation or generation of electric charges.
- Avoiding sudden electrostatic discharges by restricting the discharge current. This is achieved by using material with a moderate surface resistance of around 10 ohms
Materials are classified by their surface resistance into three types:
- Reading above 1 x 10^12 Ω => Insulative Material
- Reading between 1 x 10^5 Ω and 1 x 10^12 Ω => Dissipative Material
- Reading under 1 x 10^6 Ω => Conductive Material
Dissipative materials are highly recommended to treat electrostatic discharges, although conductive materials may also be used in combination with dissipative materials depending on the application. Insulative materials should be avoided when handling electronic products, since they are prone to electrostatic charging.
What makes Bligraf different?
Our exclusive antistatic packaging features these main benefits:
- Providing the necessary protection to be used both inside and outside a protected area.
- Preventing charge generation.
- Offering protection against electrostatic fields and discharges.
- Trays are manufactured at customer request and adapt to customer needs..
As we always have, we continue working to constantly create and implement products and services to satisfy the needs of the packaging industry, increasing “quality warranties” for our customers.
Electrostatic Discharge or ESD is a short electric current released when two objects come into contact or are a few millimeters away from each other.
ESD is one of the main causes of electronic component failure. Usually, the damage caused does not look like a failure when the equipment is first installed or tested. However, it wears it out in time, and this accumulated deterioration leads to complete failure of the component in a matter of days, months or years.
Bligraf’s antistatic packaging features these primary benefits:
- Provides the necessary protection to be used both inside and outside a protected area.
- Prevents charge generation.
- Offers protection against electrostatic fields and discharges.
- Trays are manufactured at customer request and adapt to customer needs
We have developed a strategic alliance with Storage Compat with the incorporation of conductive boxes, thus providing an even more comprehensive service in the transportation of its product line.