ESD Solution Tegatai can offer to their customers

  • ESD Molded collapsible or non collapsible crates
  • ESD activated bubble warp
  • ESD activated EPE foam block with die cut
  • ESD activated polyethylene bag

Electrostatic Discharge Packaging Solutions for safe and secure transit as well as storage:

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) is the release of stored static electricity. Most commonly, the potentially damaging discharge of many thousands of volts that occurs when an electronic device is touched by a charged body.

The primary aim of ESD packaging is to protect a finished product from any instance of electrostatic discharge that could happen en route from the manufacturing point to its final destination, as well as to bolster its protection against standard physical damage.

Three primary types of ESD packaging that can be used to to protect electronics component in transit as well as storage are:

  • Conductive material,
  • Dissipative material,
  • Anti-static material.

Electrostatic Discharge Packaging Solutions for safe and secure transit as well as storage:

Ways to Prevent It

There are a couple of simple ways to help prevent ESD from happening.

1. Take Precautionary Measures

  • Avoid Friction
  • Turn off Electronics

2. Wear ESD-Safe Apparel

  • ESD-Safe Gloves
  • ESD-Safe Garments - Lab Coats, Jackets and Smocks

3. Use Anti-Static Equipment and Supplies

  • Anti-Static Bags
  • ESD-Safe Mats
  • Wrist Wraps

Best Practices for Choosing the Perfect Protective Packaging

I. A good understanding of product sensitivity

Data and info about the ESD sensitivity of an electric device can be accumulated by either calculating it in-house--contacting the product manufacturer, or by evaluating the published data about ESD sensitivity.

II. Knowledge of the distribution atmosphere

Another crucial aspect is the knowledge of the shipping environment of the product. How the product will be handled is another important fact before choosing the packaging material. Temperature and humidity of the shipping environment can be considered as the major factors while selecting the right type of packaging for the ESD sensitive products. For instance, in case of materials that are vulnerable to moisture, obstruction material should be preferred to reduce excessive exposure to humidity.

III. Decide the best suited kind of packaging system

First, one requires to choose static dissipative or low charging materials depending upon the types of ESD sensitive equipment. Other requirements include the protection of the ESD devices from a straight exposure to electric fields. Apart from these requirements, there are some other questions that need to be taken care of:

  • Is the packaging returnable or reusable?
  • Is the packaging disposable or can be used only one-time?
  • What are the aesthetic requirements of the packaging?

IV. Test the Selected Materials

One must follow the test methods while choosing the packaging material. The test methods help in classifying the packaging materials in conductive, static dissipative or insulative, making the selection process easier.

V. Plan a packaging system

The design of the packaging system begins after the ESD sensitivity and circulation environment are assessed and obtainable materials are selected. The general rules for the designing system include:

  • A static dissipative package is enough if the package is mainly used to ship the merchandise in an ESD protected environment.
  • A slow charging discharge shielding package may be required in case the product is traveling between ESD protected areas or an uncontrolled environment.

VI. Trial the finalized packaging design for efficiency

A testing or trial run is highly recommended before the finalization of the design for good result. Expose the packages to the possible types of incidents during the shipment process. Such tests may comprise the following hazardous aspects:

  • Environmental exposure
  • Drop tests
  • High voltage discharges to the outside of the packaging
  • Simulated over the road pulsation