Antistatic Packaging Trays

Static charges can lead to numerous problems. Clear, transparent coatinga with Clevios™ produces surfaces with an antistatic, static dissipative, or conductive finish with a precisely tunable sheet resistances (SR) in the range of 10E4 – 10E10 Ohm/sq.

Antistatic Packaging Trays

After being assembled, displays and related parts and components for smartphones and tablets are usually transported either within the factories or to another facility. The plastic packaging trays used for this purpose must have antistatic properties as static charges can cause numerous problems. Common on plastic surfaces, these charges can attract dust and cause ESD (electro-static discharge) damage to sensitive electronic components and devices.

A perfect coating against ESD damage

Plastic surfaces coated with Clevios™ have an antistatic, static dissipative, or conductive finish with precisely tunable sheet resistances (SR) in the range of 10E4 – 10E10 Ohm/sq. Applied to packaging trays, Clevios™ protects your products from issues caused by static charges.

Antistatic packaging trays are made by coating plastic sheets with a special Clevios™ formulation, e.g. Clevios™ F AS. After drying, the antistatic sheets are thermoformed into packaging trays. Thanks to the intrinsic flexibility and high temperature stability of Clevios™, the antistatic properties survive the thermoforming process.

Heraeus also offers Clevios™ P T2and Clevios™ P T4, an aqueous PEDOT:PSS dispersion that can be used as raw material for coating formulations, and has developed special materials that enable higher elongation in the thermoforming process of up to 500%.

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Clevios™ coatings provide multiple benefits compared to other technologies such as carbon-filled or surfactant-coated trays.

  • Wider range of sheet resistance control, 10E4 – 10E10 Ohm/sq
  • Highly transparent and clean, ideal for barcode scanning (not possible for carbon-filled materials)
  • Stable and permanent antistatic effect at any humidity, unlike surfactants
  • Clean: no generation of black particles, as with carbon-filled materials
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