ESD (electrostatic discharge)

Thermoplastic polymers are all susceptible to accumulate electrostatic charges on their surface, usually by friction on an equally insulating counter-surface. At a certain level, these accumulations can lead to electrical discharges that can destroy electronic components, or even generate an arc that can ignite certain combustible materials, or trigger an explosion in the presence of gases, volatile hydrocarbons, or powders in suspension.

Design and production of electrostatic discharge compounds

In order to eliminate electrostatic risks, the Addiplast group designs and produces compounds with the capacity to dissipate these charges within your part and avoid creating the conditions for a spontaneous discharge. Several technologies are at our disposal to ensure that the properties of our compound are fully in line with your specifications.  

At a higher conductivity level, conductive polymers can be used for signal transmission, or by the Ohm effect to raise their temperature, thus creating self-regulating heating systems.  

Addiplast also offers a range of compounds for electromagnetic shielding, whose attenuation can be modulated according to the frequencies, wall thickness, design of your part and the mechanical properties required. 

Our Addiscience® Research & Development Center is ready to listen to your needs and to develop a customized product that meets your requirements as closely as possible.  

Our materials have been tested in accordance with the IEC* 60993 and ASTM** D-257 standards. 

* International Electrotechnical Commission
** astm international

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ADDITEC CBI 53081 black 110C

High modulus PP, carbon fibers reinforced, suitable for structural parts, low density for weight saving approach.

ADDITEC® VBI 22051 F GREY 364 C

Flame retardant PA6 compound with halogen, glass fibers reinforced, ESD protection.

ADDITEC® SJI 50076 BLACK 98 C

Black carbon ESD copolymer PP compound, very high electrical properties.

ADDITEC® SJI 50050 BLACK 98 C

ESD protection copolymer PP compound.

ADDITEC® SJI 50001 C

ESD protection copolymer PP compound.

ADDITEC® PMD 50643 BLACK 98C

ESD protection copolymer PP compound.