Anti-static additive is used to reduce the static charge build-up on plastic surface, resulting in safer and more effective manufacturing process.
Plastics do not have the capability of dispersing a static charge because they are inherently insulative. When the unprotected plastic comes directly into contact with another material, loosely-bound electrons will transfer to the other surface. The extra charge could discharge, posing fire and explosion risks and damaging electrical parts. Moreover, the final components, film, or sheet may subsequently cling to one another or adhere to the mold or tool. Even after the parts have been produced, these static charges may still be there. This buildup of static electrical charges usually occurs in plastics' production, transportation, or application.
The anti-static additive is used to dissipate or promote the decay of static electricity, as well as improve processability, lubricating, and mold release. There are two main types of antistatic agents, which are exterior and internal. The external antistats are applied to the surface of the plastics by spraying, wiping, or dipping. On the other hand, internal antistats are included in the plastic mixture during production. Different anti-static additives can be utilized depending on the end-use requirements, such as antistatic performance, aesthetics, and electric safety. The common application of anti-static additives is producing mobile chargers, power sockets, or electronic components.
Europlas provides various anti-static solutions satisfying customers' surface resistivity and antistatic effect requirements. With more than 15 years of experience in the plastic industry, we will help you choose the right additives based on your materials, production conditions, and applications.
- Reduce the static charge build-up on plastic surface
- Work with just a small amount
- Environmentally friendly
- Permanent effectiveness
- Storage: kept in dry condition
- Delivery: made by sea or air transportation based on both parties's agreement
- Recommended usage rate: 2 - 7%