- Provide static dissipation and ESD protection
- All-polymeric and particulate filled grades available
Specialty compounds can be tailored to offer electrical properties spanning the surface resistivity spectrum from 100 to 1012 ohm/sq and formulated for injection molding or extrusion processing.
Multiple technologies are available to impart conductive properties into thermoplastic resins. Each offers different approaches to providing the exact degree of conductivity required for your application, whether anti-static, static dissipative, ESD protection, conductive, or EMI/RFI shielding.
Anti-static and conductive plastic compounds have a number of advantages over metals or surfactant coatings. Finished parts are lighter in weight, easier to handle, and less costly to ship. Their fabrication is usually easier and less expensive due to the elimination of secondary processes, and they are not subject to denting, chipping and scratching.
Black is not your only color choice when working with conductive compounds, many can be colored for identification or aesthetic purposes, eliminating the need for secondary color processes. Some PermaStat® and PermaStat PLUS® anti-static grades even offer transparency.