Shippers rely on antistatic containers to provide electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection when transfering sensitive components from electronics parts to automotive airbag detonators and high explosives.
Safely transporting highly sensitive devices to prevent damage from ESD requires specialized carriers that not only address ESD, but also satisfy additional performance requirements specific to the end-use application.
Modern automated wafer handling processes have increased the need for tighter tolerances on wafer carriers. Entegris, Inc., is the first company to make significant changes to the original linear wafer carriers developed in the early 1970's
Classic Line, a division of Northwest Molded Products in Racine, Wis., expanded its line to include ESD protective storage/transport containers ranging in size from 1 5/8 by 2 1/8 inches to 5 by 7 inches.