Pink antistatic bags – clearing up the confusion

Posted on Thursday 8th Feb 2018

One way to reduce risks of ESD events is by using pink antistatic bags. Pink antistatic bags are an ideal packaging solution for transporting non-ESD sensitive items in to an EPA. In fact they are the only form of ‘plastic’ bags recognised as being suitable to use in…

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Categories: Anti-Static Products,ESD Bags,ESD Equipment


Advanced manufacturing technology

Posted on Friday 15th Dec 2017

As we near the end of 2017 and 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…

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Categories: Manufacturing,Manufacturing Advancements,Manufacturing Technology,New Technologies,Robotics


Meet the man behind the 1,000mph car

Posted on Tuesday 24th Oct 2017

As the date of the Bloodhound SSC’s first public run draws close (there’s now less than 48 hours to go), so the interest in the project gathers pace. Amongst all the coverage of the project, this short video is definitely worth watching. The engineer behind the car’s design may surprise…

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Categories: Anti Static Safety,Automotive Manufacturing,ESD Safety,New Technologies


Antistat completes distribution agreement with Future Electronics

Posted on Monday 23rd Oct 2017

Future Electronics, a global leader in electronics distribution, has an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions, as well as providing differentiated engineering services encompassing technical support, technology training and custom board design.   Antistat’s main areas of expertise is high-end, technology led packaging solutions,…

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Categories: Anti Static Safety,Automotive Manufacturing,ESD Safety,New Technologies


Bringing the future into the present with advanced manufacturing technology

Posted on Tuesday 22nd Aug 2017

It’s 2017, and advanced manufacturing technology is making headlines left and right. Robotics especially, are commanding a significant amount of attention. 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…

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Categories: Manufacturing Advancements,Manufacturing Technology


The ultimate ESD workstation safety guide

Posted on Tuesday 15th Aug 2017

If you work in an environment where ESD (electrostatic damage) is an on-going concern, it’s extremely important to create a safe ESD workstation space. ESD workstations are usually set up in protective zones called EPAs, or electrostatic protected areas. Many people don’t realize that creating a safe workstation will enhance…

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Categories: ESD Safety


12 aspects of ESD safety standards you need to know

Posted on Tuesday 8th Aug 2017

ESD safety is of paramount importance for many industries that include the use of, and have close proximity to sensitive electronic equipment. Thanks to the efforts of the ESD Association, ESD safety standards are in place to aid businesses that want to improve workplace production, efficiency, and security. ESD…

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Categories: Anti Static Safety,ESD Safety,ESD Safety Standards


Electrical technology innovations that are fun and inventive

Posted on Tuesday 1st Aug 2017

Benjamin Franklin, Michael Faraday and Nikola Tesla. These names are synonymous with electrical innovations and advancements that shaped the very history of modern electronics. From a key flown into the sky on a kite string, to the first electric motor and the Tesla Coil, electrical technology has progressed to…

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Categories: New Technologies


The most critical ESD equipment: everything you need to know

Posted on Tuesday 25th Jul 2017

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is a problem that affects almost every kind of business in the world. Indeed, static electricity and ESD have been a serious industrial problem for centuries, with history’s first static control proceduresappearing as early as the 1400s. Long before the advent of the integrated circuit and…

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Categories: Anti Static Safety,ESD Equipment,ESD Safety


3 ways automated manufacturing and robotics are changing the industry

Posted on Tuesday 4th Jul 2017

Sometimes the future of automated manufacturing can feel like a scene straight out of a science fiction movie: fully automated facilities run by humanoid robots, churning out massive amounts of product with absolute precision and efficiency. The reality of automated manufacturing and robotics is slightly different. Robotics and automated…

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Categories: Manufacturing Advancements,New Technologies,Robotics


ESD workstation flaws: how to identify 3 common risks

Posted on Tuesday 27th Jun 2017

ESD workstation flaws are more common than you might think. Static risks arrive at your ESD workstation from a variety of sources, including incoming shipments, tools, parts, test equipment, chairs and even the clothes and shoes your workforce wears. Most of the major flaws at your workstation can be avoided by…

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Categories: Anti Static Safety,ESD Control Plan,ESD Safety


The history of static control procedures (and a few fun facts)

Posted on Tuesday 20th Jun 2017

Humidity, workbench surfaces, temperatures, surface conductivity, and material type all affect your ability to implement static control. Static electricity can be a thorn in your side. When you’re responsible for the safety of an entire manufacturing facility, lab, or even a small team of technicians and engineers, you spend a…

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Categories: Anti Static Safety,Static Control


ESD equipment that improves safety & workplace protection

Posted on Tuesday 13th Jun 2017

As a company that provides ESD equipment solutions, we often receive a number of questions surrounding ESD equipment and what exactly it is. Those questions cover a very broad, but important area of ESD safety. What exactly is ESD equipment? As a broad term, ESD equipment includes everything from…

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Categories: Anti Static Safety,ESD Control Plan,ESD Safety


Staying grounded: how to fulfill ESD grounding requirements

Posted on Tuesday 6th Jun 2017

When you work with sensitive electronic products, you know that static electricity is one of the problems affecting company safety and profitability. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is an ongoing issue, even for organizations that don’t directly handle electronic products, such as hospitals. Regardless of the industry or company type, the…

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Categories: Anti Static Safety,ESD Safety


Why 2017 is poised to be the year of self-driving cars

Posted on Tuesday 30th May 2017

Self driving cars have been a fictional staple of a progressive future for decades. Science fiction movies, TV shows, and books have made autonomous vehicles the focus of countless storylines. Now, thanks to a globally competitive mindset that is driving impressive advances in technology, self driving cars are no…

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Categories: Automotive Manufacturing,New Technologies


What to look for when choosing ESD safety shoes

Posted on Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Clean room safety requires a number of different safety implements and procedures. In addition to protecting employee’s hands and faces, many companies also have a need to provide protection for employee’s feet as they work with sensitive electronics. To this end, many organizations purchase ESD safety shoes for their employees in order…

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Categories: Anti Static Safety,ESD Control Plan,ESD Equipment,ESD Safety


STEM skills shortage hurts the manufacturing and electronics industries

Posted on Tuesday 16th May 2017

STEM skills are the four pillars of innovation; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM influences almost every aspect of our lives. We’re surrounded by science on a daily basis, and technology continues to evolve at an extraordinary rate, becoming more and more integral in our everyday lives. Globalization has…

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Categories: Manufacturing,STEM Skills


How to stay protected from electrostatic danger with ESD wrist straps

Posted on Tuesday 9th May 2017

If you or your workforce spend a significant amount of time working on, or near, sensitive electronic equipment, you may be familiar with the dangers of static electricity. Electrostatic damage is a constant concern for individuals who work in production and computer environments. Manufacturing, warehousing, and many other industries…

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Categories: ESD Equipment,ESD Safety


Why you need to create an ESD control plan now

Posted on Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Do you currently have an ESD control plan in place? If your business operates in the manufacturing, biomedical, warehousing or semiconductor industry or you’ve probably experienced some static electricity issues. While the term “static electricity” sounds harmless enough, it can cause significant damage to sensitive electronic equipment and workers…

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Categories: ESD Control Plan,ESD Equipment,ESD Safety


The essential things to know about ESD mats

Posted on Tuesday 25th Apr 2017

In many work environments, static electricity is one of the greatest threats to employee safety. A stray spark from an electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause serious harm to an individual and prompt damage to highly sensitive equipment. Because of this, the importance of having proper ESD safety equipment is…

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Categories: Anti-Static Products,ESD Equipment


How to identify signs of poorly made ESD gloves

Posted on Tuesday 18th Apr 2017

ESD gloves are an essential part of safety protocol in laboratories, factories, warehouses, and other manufacturing facilities. They have become a standard part of maintaining safety protocol in cleanrooms and ESD protection areas. High-quality ESD gloves should provide a resistive path from the body to the product, tools, or…

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Categories: ESD Equipment,ESD Safety


How to make your workspace ESD safe

Posted on Tuesday 11th Apr 2017

Creating an ESD safe workspace is one of the best things you can do to ensure a productive, secure, happy environment. Electrostatic damage (ESD) is caused by a sudden flow of electricity between two objects. It is often triggered by physical contact. Make it ESD Safe by Minimizing the…

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Categories: ESD Control Plan,ESD Safety


3 important changes that will shape the future of manufacturing safety

Posted on Tuesday 28th Mar 2017

Manufacturing production in the United States has steadily decreased over the past 16 years. Starting in mid-2000, manufacturing jobs began to disappear at an alarming rate. In 2016 more than five million manufacturing jobs had been lost. Clearly, something has to change if manufacturing wants to become a major player…

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Categories: ESD Safety,Manufacturing


Auto manufacturers and the risk of electrostatic damage

Posted on Tuesday 21st Mar 2017

The number one thing auto manufacturers want to improve is production. Without production, vehicles parts would never be assembled, employees would lose their jobs, and manufacturing as we know it would die. In order to achieve a high level of productivity, auto manufacturers take into consideration a number…

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Categories: Automotive Manufacturing,ESD Safety,Manufacturing


ESD training in the medical industry: what to know

Posted on Tuesday 14th Mar 2017

ESD training is a vital aspect of maintaining safety in the healthcare industry. Health and safety requirements in the medical industry are some of the most comprehensive in the country. Those employed by healthcare organizations are expected to understand the basics of maintaining a medically safe environment for themselves…

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Categories: ESD Safety


What you need to know about static shielding bags

Posted on Wednesday 1st Mar 2017

ESD packaging containers, such as antistatic bags and static shielding bags, are some of the most important safety products used in manufacturing environments. Without these specialized containers, it would be virtually impossible to safely transport products and components from the factory floor to their final destination. While antistatic bags and…

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Categories: ESD Bags,ESD Equipment,ESD Safety


Vendor resource management: the solution to production obstacles

Posted on Tuesday 21st Feb 2017

What kind of splicing do you use in your manufacturing process? Does it require a substantial amount of manual labor? Are aspects of your manufacturing process obstructing your productivity? Most U.S. manufacturers struggle with a variety of vending and supply sourcing issues that negatively affect their production and absorb excess…

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Categories: Supply Chain


Purchasing the best ESD protection equipment

Posted on Tuesday 14th Feb 2017

Integrated circuit technologies are constantly evolving. They require less voltage and power and produce higher speeds with smaller geometrics. While improvements are great, they have also made equipment more susceptible to ESD events. Finding ESD protection equipment can make a huge difference to the level of profit and loss…

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Categories: ESD Equipment,ESD Safety


Why ESD packaging is so essential

Posted on Tuesday 7th Feb 2017

Your company’s manufacturing processes are undoubtedly designed to minimize the risk of ESD-based damage to products — but the same can’t be said for the facilities and practices of your subcontractors, shipping agents, and the companies that ultimately sell your product. There’s a limitless number of scenarios that…

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Categories: ESD Bags,ESD Equipment


Common misuses of ESD products – and how they hurt your company

Posted on Tuesday 31st Jan 2017

The correct use of ESD products ensures safety for both your employees and your company’s products. Per the recommendations of the ESD Association, ESD safety measures should be implemented in many different areas of your business, including:      Receiving      Inspection      Stores and warehouses      Assembly      Test and inspection      Research and development…

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Categories: ESD Equipment,ESD Safety


ESD essentials: choosing the right ESD gloves

Posted on Tuesday 24th Jan 2017

Cleanrooms and manufacturing work requires a number of different safety procedures in order to protect both the workers and the products being handled from potential dangers like electrostatic discharge. One of the cornerstone elements of cleanroom and manufacturing safety is the use of electrostatic discharge (ESD) gloves. The Basics…

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Categories: ESD Equipment,ESD Essentials


The basics of ESD matting: what you need to know

Posted on Tuesday 17th Jan 2017

A clean room or manufacturing environment requires a number of items of equipment in order to ensure maximum employee and product safety. One of the most critical pieces of safety equipment is the antistatic mat. These mats, in conjunction with antistatic gloves and standard cleanroom equipment, can significantly lower the…

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Categories: ESD Equipment,ESD Essentials,ESD Matting


Antistatic cloth: what you need to know

Posted on Tuesday 10th Jan 2017

There are many different factors to consider when constructing an ESD-safe cleanroom or manufacturing environment. Among these considerations is the question of what clothes are appropriate for use in an antistatic workplace. Several kinds of fabric present an ESD threat in a workplace, including the material used to…

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Categories: Anti-Static Products,ESD Essentials


What to look for when choosing ESD safety shoes

Posted on Tuesday 3rd Jan 2017

Clean room safety requires a number of different safety implements and procedures. In addition to protecting employee’s hands and faces, many companies also have a need to provide protection for employee’s feet as they work with sensitive electronics. To this end, many organizations purchase ESD safety shoes for their employees in order…

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Categories: ESD Essentials,ESD Safety