At Correct Products we supply a huge selection of ESD packaging products, including pink anti-static bags, static shielding bags and moisture barrier bags. In many instances, military specification packaging standards are called out to fulfill contracts and orders. There are two types of military spec ESD flexible films available – military spec static shielding bags and film and ESD/EMI moisture barrier bags and film.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) refers to the flow of electricity between two electrically charged objects. When static electricity builds up, it can damage sensitive electronic devices.
ESD can make electronic components fail, erase or alter magnetic media, destroy sensitive electronics, even cause fires and explosions. Handling electronic components requires ESD-compliant protective gear, such as ESD table mats, wrist straps, ionization products and much more. Shipping ESD sensitive devices can even be more complex.
Static electricity is at the heart of hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of electronic device and component damage. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause significant damage when it comes to computer components, destroying or fatally damaging expensive devices.
ESD can permanently erase or alter magnetic media, burn holes in integrated circuits, and destroy circuit boards. In extreme cases, a buildup of static electricity can even cause fires and explosions, if a spark occurs in a combustible atmosphere. Many ESD events, however, occur without a visible spark yet still cause severe electronic destruction.
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There are many options when it comes to flexible ESD safe packaging materials. Choosing the right material for the right application can be confusing. For example, do I need a static shielding bag or a pink antistatic bag to ship my product?
Suitable for the packaging, shipping and storage of static sensitive items, there are many choices and styles of ESD foam available. Stock sheets, rolls or custom die-cut foam inserts are commonplace in the electronics industry, available in both pink antistatic and black conductive.