Anti-Stat Compounds

Anti-Stats, Conductive & Static Dissipative Masterbatch & Compounds

Every year there are many millions of dollars of losses due to static discharges.  While lightning may be the most visible reminder, it only takes a small static discharge to damage electrical components, magnetic media or start a fire.  As computer components and circuits become smaller, the amount of static that will damage those components drops proportionately.

Conductivity and resistivity are measured in ohms/square.

Color LabPlastics are considered conductive when they measure 10*1 to 10*6 ohms/square.  Metals measure 0 to 10*-3.  These materials discharge instantaneously.

Plastics are considered dissipative when they measure between 10*6 and 10*10 ohms per square.  This range is similar to resistors in electronics that slow down the flow of electricity and allow quicker discharge than anti-stats.

Anti-static polymers measure 10*10 to 10*12 and provide a slow decay of static charge.

The 3 basic systems that Peacock supplies are:
Conductive carbon or metals for polymers and coatings
Inherently Dissipative Polymers “IDPs,”
▪ A traditional line of chemical anti-stats.

Selection and formulations determined by balancing the rate of dissipation with economics and aesthetics.