When it comes to sensitive advanced electronics, companies cannot risk any particulate contamination. Diverse with a wide spectrum of processes, the electronics sector covers semi-conductors, display panels, circuit boards and nanotechnology, among many other applications. The ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) Association estimates that 25% of all electronics damaged for unknown reasons can be attributed to ESD and the cost of damage to the Electronics industry to be $5 billion (USD) per year.
Static electricity is impossible to see, touch or smell; however the results of static charge build up are quite noticeable. Static charge build-up is caused by one of two processes: either by friction between two surfaces or by proximity to an electrostatic field.
Static build up in manufacturing environments often causes a reduction in productivity and a drop in the product quality. Static charges can cause severe damage to sensitive electronic components, requiring costly rework or repair. Visit our website for more information.