ESD-Safe Materials

Material Flow carries a wide variety of ESD-safe plastic bins and boxes.

Conductive Material – XL Material is a thermoplastic polypropylene material based upon carbon black that has a surface resistance of less than 1.0 x 10⁴ ohms or surface resistivity of < 1.0 x 10⁵ ohms/square. XL material has a static decay rate from 5000 volts to 0 of less than 2 seconds. This material has a useful temperature range of 40°F to 225°F, with intermittent use recommended at the higher end of the temperature range. The electrical properties of this material are permanent and unaffected by washing.

Dissipative Material – LS Material is a polypropylene material that is on the upper end of the dissipative range. The material has a surface resistance greater than or equal to 1.0 x 10⁸ ohms, but less than 1.0 x 10¹¹ ohms or surface resistivity greater than or equal to 1.0 x 10⁹ ohms/square, but less than 1.0 x 10¹² ohms/square. LS material has a static decay rate from 5000 volts to 0 of less than 2 seconds. This material has a useful temperature range of 40°F to 225°F, with intermittent use recommended at the higher end of the temperature range. Electrical properties are affected by humidity. This material is available on a made-to-order basis only.

Dissipative Material – SD SMC Material is a thermoset polyester based material that is on the lower end of the dissipative range. The material has a surface resistance greater than or equal to 1.0 x 10⁴, but less than or equal to 5.0 x 10⁸ ohms/square and a surface resistivity greater than or equal to 1.0 x 10⁵ ohms/square, but less than or equal to 5.0 x 10⁹ ohms/square. This material has a useful temperature range of -60°F to 250°F, is autoclavable and does not melt at high temperatures making it ideal for handling hot parts. The electrical properties of this material are permanent and unaffected by washing.

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