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Carrier Tape and Reel

Splice and Go

How tape splicing prevents manufacturing interruptions when reel counts don’t match production requirements. Tape splicing lets users join two reels of components together, reducing the need to stop and reload machine feeders.  Antistat’s splice tools, shims, tape extenders and connectors are designed to provide seamless reel-to-reel splicing. Tools suit both paper and plastic component tapes and the splicing tool joins component tapes quickly and securely using a standard brass shim. For accurate alignment, tapes are first placed onto the splicing tools [...]

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Integrity Principle

Introducing Principle from Integrity Cleanroom

Antistat’s sister company, Integrity Cleanroom, has launched its own  range of  premium, innovative cleanroom consumables designed and manufactured to meet the stringent demands of the critical environment sector. Integrity Cleanroom offers a large range of cleanroom consumables developed to meet the most stringent ISO Cleanroom requirements for the medical, electronics, aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical and defense industries. Principle will launch with a range of ISO 5/class100 gloves with coveralls and disinfectants being added in the next few months. The decision to launch [...]

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Antistat & Integrity Cleanroom win the Queen’s Award for Export

Texas-based, technology specialists Antistat & Integrity Cleanroom are honoured with the highest accolade for British business – the Queen’s Award for Enterprise British business Ant Group, DBA as Antistat and Integrity Cleanroom in the US, has been recognised with an esteemed Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade for outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales over the last three years. Founded over thirty years ago with a $3,000 loan from HRH The Prince of Wales’s Prince’s Youth Business Trust by UK [...]

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Antistat Inc. agrees new distribution deal with Freedom Sales

Freedom Sales has been appointed as an authorized global distributor for both Antistat Inc. and Integrity Cleanroom product range. Established in 1999, Freedom Sales quickly became an industry leader in Electronic Component Distribution before progressing to a Full Service Global Supply Chain Partner with a global reach that spans The Americas, Europe and Asia with a reputation for exceptional customer service. Antistat™ have been experts in electrostatic discharge consumables and high-end technology packaging solutions since 1987. Integrity Cleanroom, Antistat’s sister [...]

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Semiconductor Industry Association Funding Call

A San Franciso semiconductor industry trade consortium has called for the American Government to boost domestic funding for chip research and science-based education and ease limits on green cards in an effort to counter China’s investments in chip technology. The Semiconductor Industry Association, which represents super-brands like Intel, Micron Technology Inc and Nvidia Corp, requested that officials raise federal funding for chip research from a current $1.5 billion to $5 billion over the next 5 years and to double the [...]

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Artificial Intelligence chip race fueled by $34billion market

The race is certainly on to try out different ideas and architectures and see what meshes best with AI technologies and developers. AI chip sales will rise by a projected 52% annually, from $4.27 billion in 2018 to $34.3 billion by 2023. This total is comprised of chips from the IoT enabled devices, personal computing, and data-center markets, all of which are great news for Antistat.com who supply ESD technology consumables to these markets.  The silicon brain, that can give [...]

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Pink Anti-Static Bags or ESD Shielding Bags – What’s the right choice for me?

Okay, we’ll say this only one more time… Pink Poly Anti-Static Bags are not ESD bags! The broadly-used references of items being of ‘Anti-static’ or ‘Static-Shielding’ are mutually exclusive terms and require some definition. Many online dictionaries even wrongly suggest these terms up as close synonyms, but in fact, there are major differences between anti-static and static-shielding materials, and many cheap online sellers on platforms like eBay & Amazon confuse the issue by a distinct lack of product knowledge. So [...]

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Antistat Veterans Day Walk Austin

Antistat walking 100 miles for #ThankYou100 Veterans Day

The Royal British Legion recently launched a mass movement to say ‘Thank You’ to all who served, sacrificed, and changed our world during the First World War.  The campaign launched with a giant art installation on London’s South Bank in the UK in August and is due to run 100 days to 11th November. ‘Thank You’ aims to honor not only the 1.1 million British and Commonwealth Armed Forces who lost their lives in the First World War, but also [...]

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Antistat PCB

Pink Antistatic Bags – clearing up the confusion

One way to reduce the risks of ESD events is by using pink antistatic bags. Pink anti-static bags are an ideal packaging solution for transporting non-ESD sensitive items into a EPA. In fact, they are the only form of ‘plastic’ bags recognized as being suitable to use in an EPA; conventional plastic bags have the ability to generate and hold in excess of 10,000 volts, which would be disastrous in proximity to static-sensitive electronics. What are they made from? Pink antistatic bags [...]

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Anti-Static Supplies

Advanced manufacturing technology

In 2018, advanced manufacturing technology is making headlines. While not specific to the manufacturing industry, robotics has revolutionized the way manufacturing operates.   With new advances constantly on the horizon, it’s only a matter of time before robotics achieve even greater feats of innovation. Intelligent, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Artificial intelligence has always held a certain fascination in the STEM environment. People want to explore the possibilities of technology and determine how far they can push the boundaries. There are two ways most people [...]

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