Electrostatic dissipative plastics

In many engineering applications, the accumulation and discharge of static electricity can lead to significant damage, production inefficiencies, and even accidents. Electrostatic dissipative (ESD) materials are designed to prevent the build up of static electricity, thereby protecting sensitive electronics and reducing risk in highly controlled industrial settings.

Compared with antistatic plastics, which typically have a controlled surface resistance between 10^9 and 10^11 ohms, ESD plastics typically have a lower surface resistance between 10^4 and 10^8 ohms. This allows ESD plastics to dissipate static charges not only on their surface, but throughout the entire volume of the material. 

With electrostatic dissipative plastics from Mitsubishi Chemical Group, you can mitigate the risk of static discharge without compromising on other performance qualities needed in high-end engineering applications.

Find the right ESD plastic for your application, with materials that exhibit excellent mechanical properties as well as great resistance to wear, chemicals, and high temperatures.

ESD plastics used in semicon wafer production
Surface mount technology for manufacturing printed circuit boards
Preventing static build-up Applications of ESD plastics

Electrostatic discharge can have catastrophic consequences in industrial environments involving sensitive electronic components or explosive materials. To prevent damage and accidents, ESD plastics from Mitsubishi Chemical Group are often favored in the following applications:

  • Semiconductor & electronics manufacturing - back-end testing, burn-in, test sockets, electronic fixturing, printed circuit boards, housing & covers, handling trays, connectors & cable assemblies
  • Material handling & storage - wear surfaces, linings for storage and transport containers, conveyors, hoppers, chutes, tubes, silos, and bunkers. 
  • Food & pharma - linings, scrapers, conveyor belts, switches, connectors, housings, cleanroom equipment and components
  • Automotive - electronic components, sensors, switches, control modules
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