Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is called electrostatic discharge when electronic components are delivered to a short-term energy pulse. A low discharge strength is sufficient to cause damage to the component or to render it completely unusable. Therefore, such components require special packaging for storage and shipping.
Whether it is a bag or container, corrugated board, foam or plastic, ESD packaging has three variants, namely the dissipative, conductive and shielding packaging. Their effect is produced by certain fillers.
The material properties and resistance properties of the materials are classified in the standard DIN EN 61340-5-3. Depending on the conductivity, they are assigned to one of the following three categories and marked with the ESD protection symbol in combination with the initial letter of the English term (C, D, or S). In addition, each category has its own colour scheme.
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