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3 Steps In Fighting ESD

So far we’ve learned what ESD is and why ESD Protected Areas are so important. In today’s post, we want to equip you with 3 simple tactics to protect your ESD sensitive items. It’s easier than you think! ESD Protection is a Requirement!As electronic technology advances, electronic… Continue Reading “3 Steps In Fighting ESD”

What is an ESD Protected Area (EPA) and why is it essential in controlling ESD?

An Example of an ESD Protected Area (EPA)

In a previous post, we talked about ESD: what it is, what types of ESD damage there are and what costly effects ESD can have. Missed it? Catch-up here. In this post we will start to uncover how we control ESD, but where to start?… Continue Reading “What is an ESD Protected Area (EPA) and why is it essential in controlling ESD?”

The New Statfree® T2 Plus Still Outlasts the Competition

In March 2020 Desco Europe introduced the new Statfree® T2 Plus Worksurface Matting to replace the previous version, Statfree® T2. The NEW Statfree® T2 Plus was designed with a new compound to limit oil absorption into the mat that would cause the edge of the mat to curl,… Continue Reading “The New Statfree® T2 Plus Still Outlasts the Competition”

The Grey Zone

Wrist Strap Testing In a previous blog post we discovered that ESD is the hidden enemy, unfortunately the ESD event itself is not the only invisible element we have to consider. Not only can we not see or feel electrostatic discharges, or see with… Continue Reading “The Grey Zone”

What is the difference between conductive, dissipative, insulative and anti-static?

These terms are thrown around a lot in the ESD world, but often there can be confusion regarding their differences, particularly the term Anti-static. Read on as we distinguish each term and learn what equipment is used to measure them. Conductive Materials or Conductors… Continue Reading “What is the difference between conductive, dissipative, insulative and anti-static?”