ESD – ElectroStatic Discharge is a spark, a micro-lightning bolt which passes from one charged conductive surface to another conductive surface. This incredible rapid transfer of what had heretofore been a static (unmoving) charge can cause fires, explosions, EMI, RF, heat, light and even sound waves. It is this unseen, unfelt, unheard micro lightning spark that must be controlled.
To fully ensure that you have adequate performance against ESD you need a ESD Control Program, and ESD Protected Area (EPA) and ESD Protective Packaging. ESD Protective Packaging is a major step in an ESD Control Program and should, depending on the application, feature the following functions; Prevention of charge generation, Shielding against ESD and electrostatic fields, Mechanical protection, and Corrosion protection. It is important that ESD requirement for a specific product is known and followed in order to protects it against ESD discharge.
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