Anti-Static Foam Washers
Washers can be manufactured using Polyethylene foams, which is just one of many material types ASG can use for conversion. Polyethylene is a very durable material, which can be manufactured in a range of colours, densities and grades for use in many different applications.
One of the grades available from ASG is Anti static Polyethylene, used to manufacture anti static polyethylene foam washers, which sometimes also called Ethafoam or Pink Anti static Polyethylene foam, recognisable by its pink colour, manufactured in sheet and roll form in thicknesses up to around 50mm, from which anti static polyethylene foam washers can be cut. In-house production ensures that high standards are maintained, in turn producing high quality anti static polyethylene foam washers consistently.
Anti-static foam washers are produced using drawings or dimensions provided by our customers, ensuring the final product is produced to their exact specification. Depending on the size and quantity of the washers required, our production team will select from our range of atoms, autos, travelling head, kiss cut pressing machines or for very large or thick washers, we can programm our CNC (oscillating knife) to produce the washers in the most efficient way to keep lead times and costs down.
For information on Anti-Static Foam Washers please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Characteristics Of Anti Static Polyethylene Foam
Temperature: MAX operating temperature 70℃
Flammability: Tested to FMVSS302
Resistances: Impervious to chemicals, moisture and mold/fungal growth
Sheet Size: 2mtr x 1mtr
Thicknesses: available up to 50mm without laminations
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Samples - Technical Anti-Static Foam Washers
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What Are Anti Static Polyethylene Foam Washers?
Anti Static Polyethylene foam (Ethafoam) is a non-cross linked, closed cell, polyethylene, combined with an antistatic agent (surfactant), recognisable by it’s pink colour (dyed). Anti-static is specially formulated and designed for the packaging and transportation of static sensitive electronic components and devices such as circuit boards, computer chips, etc as it doesn’t generate static charge when it rubs against itself or other surfaces.
Anti static PE foam can be used to convert into a number of smaller components including washers which are a flat ring (comprising of an Outer Diameter (OD), Internal Diameter (ID) and the thickness), which is placed between two surfaces to fill gaps, creating a level surface, acting as a spacer or between nuts, bolts and other fastenings to spread the pressure when tightened and ensure a secure fit.
Why Use Anti Static Polyethylene Foam Washers?
Washers manufactured using Anti static polyethylene are perfect for use when transporting fragile or expensive products where protective packaging is vital in protecting the goods from damage.
They are also useful for electronic components which are static sensitive and can become unusable if stored or shipped within inadequate packaging where the foam or material used wouldn’t break down static charges caused by friction, human interaction or other items in the box.
As with all polyethylene foams, this one offers protection from impact, moisture and corrosion, but with the benefit of the anti-static agents added to the raw compound. Pink anti-static PE foam is easy to cut into anti static polyethylene foam washers of any size to fit around products and reduce movement.
Alternative Packaging Foams
- Convoluted or Eggbox Polyurethane
- Pick & pluck Polyurethane
- Static Dissipative Polyethylene
- Anti-static Polyurethane
- Plastazote foam
Advantages Of Using Anti Static Polyethylene Foam Washers
Using Anti Static Polyethylene foam washers can offer many advantages to customers and end users demonstrating many desirable properties including excellent strength and tear resistance, shock absorbency, resistance to chemicals and grease and being closed cell doesn’t support mould and bacteria growth or moisture absorption.
Pink Anti-static polyethylene foam is available in many thicknesses and can be cut down in perfectly fitting washers in order to fully secure and protect the products from movement, impact and most importantly damage from static charge, which in return saves customers and end-users money on having to replace damaged products.
Applications in which anti static polyethylene foam washers can be used include packaging electrical and surgical equipment, insulation for glazing and HVAC and automotive insulation, etc.
Benefits Of Using Anti Static Polyethylene Foam
- Lightweight for lower transport costs
- A soft material which offers cushioning
- Can easily wrap around awkward shapes for added protection
- Reduces cost of replacing damaged items
- Closed cell material protects goods from moisture damage
- Can be used in roll or sheet form, or cut into bespoke case inserts from better fit
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