ESD paper reduces static electricity build-up

Article By : Cortec

The paper performs better on the static half-life test than papers with conventional anti-stat coatings, according to Cortec.

Cortec's static dissipative corrosion inhibiting paper serves as a complete packaging paper for valuable electrical and electronic items. Sensitive electronic metal items can be wrapped in EcoSonic ESD Paper to be protected from damaging static electricity build-up and corrosion, according to the company.

The EcoSonic ESD Paper eliminates static electricity build-up through the use of an environmentally friendly coating made from soybean oil and coated on the surface of the paper. The paper performs better on the static half-life test (a test with an environment consisting of little or no humidity) than papers with conventional anti-stat coatings consisting of alkyl ammonium chlorides, typical ethoxylated amines, typical imidazolines, phosphated esters and non-ionic-based antistat coatings.

The antistat protection from this paper is thermally stable at high temperatures in excess of 200°C and pH stable between 2 and 11 at temperatures in excess of 38°C for several days. The novel packaging material also provides contact, vapour and barrier phase corrosion inhibition for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It conforms to the requirements of performance specification MIL-PRF-3420H (vapour inhibiting ability) and is effective against aggressive environments including humidity, SO2, H2S and galvanic corrosion from dissimilar metals. At the same time, it is free of nitrites, phosphates, silicates, and other hazardous compounds and is non-toxic, biodegradable, and fully recyclable/repulpable.

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