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Antistatic Masterbatches

Antistatic Masterbatches

By virtue of their insulating nature, polymers of all types allow static charge to build-up on their surfaces, particularly in the case of films and fibers, which have large surface area to volume ratio. Such static charge build-up leads to several undesirable consequences in the final product. For instance, built-up static charge can attract dust onto a food package, which is undesirable aesthetically. At times, static charge can damage circuit boards in electronics packaging and may cause hazards of fire or explosion in the vicinity of flammable materials.Electrostatic charges are also caused by friction between two materials. Static charging can disturb the continuity many processes. E.g. Static charging can hinder the opening of the tubular film during packaging processes. Often the static charging is the limiting factor for higher speed in these processes.