ESD, Conductive and Anti-Static Plastics

Various Plastics with additives or fillers to add levels of conductivity
WD_IPS hard drive

These materials are frequently in sensitive electronic and spark sensitive applications such as: hard drive and memory fixtures, computer work surfaces, parts moving systems and chemical storage areas.

Not sure which plastic material is the proper material for your application, consult our free Plastic Materials Selection Guide.

Why you should use Conductive Materials:

  • Static Removed from wearing areas
  • ESD and/or Conductive Fixtures For Electronic Applications
  • Static Discharge or Conductive Without Using Metals
  • Fills of Carbon Fiber,Carbon Powder, Stainless Steel, and Non-Carbon based Homogeneous Materials
  • Light Weight, Machinable and ESD In One Material

This material is…an excellent range of machinable materials offering various levels of conductivity. From Anti-Static to fully conductive. Eliminates the need for using metals in sensitive applications where any static is unacceptable.

  • Good to Excellent Machining
  • Low co-efficient of Friction with various levels of conductivity
  • Dimensionally stable and anti-slough properties yield excellent performance
  • Static – The curse of the electronics industry
  • Wide range of materials and fillers (additives) produce limitless choices of end use properties

A wide variety of ESD, Conductive and Static Dissipating materials are available. Due to the range of materials and conductivity levels, we request you contact us for your specific requirements. Here is some common trade names for the ESD, Conductive and Static Control materials: Tecaform SD, Hydel PE17, Hydel PC-P ESD, Hydel PC7, Tecapeek PVX, Sintimid ESD 23, Krefine ESD PEEK, Tempalux CN, PES CN, Pomalux CN, Pomalux SD, Semitron ESD 225, Semitron, Absylux SD, Absylux CN, Lennite CN, Tivar 1000 Antistatic, Zelux SD, Zelux CN, Kynar SD, Kynar CN, and many more. Please contact us for more details.

Applications – Frequently used in:

Memory_Red

  • Fixtures around sensitive electronic components
  • Tooling for working on electric materials
  • Protection and shipping of sensitive electronic components

Three common terms used to subdivide ESD with materials based on their surface resistance are:

  • Anti-Static pertaining to a material or procedure that disperses, or inhibits the accumulation of, static charges
  • Conductivesurface resistance of less than 1 x 10 5 ohms/square
  • Dissipative surface resistance of more than 1 x 10 5 ohms/square but less than 1 x10 11 ohms/square.


Grounding Yourself and Your Work. Use ESD, Conductive and Anti-Static Plastic Materials

Still not sure Conductive Material is the proper material for your application, consult our free Plastic Materials Selection Guide

Typical Resin Properties:

Materials Specific
Gravity
D792
Izod Impact –
Notched
D256
Tensile
Elongation – %
D256
Surface
Resistivity (ohms/sq)
D257
ABS – Carbon Fiber 1.09 1.0 3.0 102
106
ABS – Carbon Powder 1.13 1.6 10.0 102
106
ABS – Non – Carbon Alloy 1.03 6.0 13.0 109
1011
Acetal – Carbon Fiber 1.44 0.9 3.0 102
106
Acetal – Non – Carbon Alloy 1.33 1.3 3.5 109
1011
Acetal – Stainless Steel 1.50 0.7 N/A 102
106
PES – Carbon Fiber 1.40 0.94 5.0 102
106
Polycarbonate – Carbon Fiber 1.29 1.5 5.0 107
1012
Polycarbonate – Carbon Fiber (conductive) 1.32 1.4 5.0 103
106
Polycarbonate – Stainless Steel (conductive) 1.26 1.8 7.0 101
105
Polypropylene – Carbon Fiber .95 1.0 5.0 102
106
Polypropylene – Carbon Powder 1.00 No
Break
25.0 102
106
Polypropylene – Non-Carbon Alloy .94 1.4 200 109
1011

“We machined some Pomalux SD for fixtures to hold hard drives while we worked on them. It was the perfect material for our application.” – Rohit S.

Please contact us for pricing on any of the static control or conductive plastic materials.

These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.