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The Dangers of ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) in Manufacturing Electronics

On National Static Electricity Day, it's worth noting why we use products for "static control". Static can cause electrostatic discharges (ESD). ESD is what damages electronics, and a frequent reason cited for product recalls.

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ESD Smock Testing Procedure

ESD Association Smock Testing ESD Smock testing procedure requires the fabric to be measured “static dissipative” on the Ohms Scale, and to be grounded (bonded electrically to a grounding system) so that it is not an isolated floating conductor.Continue reading “ESD Smock Testing Procedure” »
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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.

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ESD Smock Washing Instructions

We regularly get asked about washing instructions for ESD smocks. Usually, the question is something like "how many times can I wash my smock" before I need to buy a new one? In this article, I briefly summarize the best practices for washing and re-using anything labeled an "anti static" or "ESD" smock.

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