Category Archives: Clothing

What is a Faraday Cage?

What is a Faraday Cage? Who was Michael Faraday? In this article, I review what a “faraday cage” is and what products we use in static control as faraday cages.

Continue reading “What is a Faraday Cage?” »

ESD Grounding Methods for ESD Smocks

One of the requirements of an ESD Smock is that it is static dissipative. Since ESD smocks contain carbon, which is conductive, they potentially are isolated floating conductors if they are not grounded. ESD smock testing procedure and grounding methods are reviewed.

Continue reading “ESD Grounding Methods for ESD Smocks” »

How Do ESD Smocks Work?

If you have ever been told you need to wear an “anti static” or “ESD” smock or lab coat for ESD protection this article is for you. In this article, I review the static shielding and static dissipative properties of ESD garments in the context of ANSI / ESD S20.20 standards for their use.

Continue reading “How Do ESD Smocks Work?” »

ESD Smock Washing Instructions

We regularly get asked for washing instructions for ESD smocks. In this article, I give washing instructions for “anti static” and “ESD” smocks.

Continue reading “ESD Smock Washing Instructions” »