Protektive Pak’s Dissipative Impregnated Corrugated material features a unique characteristic, a buried shielding layer. This provides a better value because unlike dissipative or conductive painted material, the buried shielding layer will not rub/scratch off or lose its ESD properties. This translates into a superior, longer lasting ESD safe package.
Third party testing has been performed on Protektive Pak’s Impregnated Corrugated material demonstrating that the buried shielding layer in our corrugated material provides a better value than dissipative or conductive coated (or painted) material.
- Protektive Pak impregnated corrugated material has a buried shielding layer
- Protektive Pak impregnated corrugated material equals or exceeds the discharge shielding capabilities of a coated box
- Protektive Pak impregnated corrugated material has discharge shielding capabilities equal to a metal-out shielding bag
- Protektive Pak Dissipative Corrugated Material meets the ANSI/ESD S541 recommendation, avoiding rapid discharge when contacting ESD sensitive items –
conductive coated boxes DO NOT!
Protektive Pak Dissipative Impregnated Corrugated Material meets ANSI/ESD S20.20 and Packaging standard ANSI/ESD S541 tested per ANSI/ESD STM11.11 and modified ANSI/ESD STM11.31
For complete third party test results, click HERE.
Watch our Material Test video:
Lenovo Service posted a video on their youtube site called “Understanding Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) for Technicians.” We encourage you to take a look.
The video is very informative and does a good job of covering the basics of ESD control when working with ESD susceptible devices or components. The basic practices of controlling ESD when handling ESD susceptible items are pretty straight forward.
- Establish and control access to an ESD Protected Area. It can be one bench or a whole facility (or a field service kit that a Lenovo Service person might use)
- Ground all conductors including operators.
- Use a dissipative grounded surface for ESD susceptible products to be placed on if needed.
- Remove all non-process essential insulators from the ESD Protected Area. Use ionization to control charges on process essential insulators.
- If an ESD susceptible item needs to be removed from the ESD Protected Area, place it in a shielding bag or storage container that forms a faraday cage.