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Conductive Foam vs Anti Static Foam vs Static Dissipative Foam – ESD Goods

Esdgoods foam is specially used to protect electronic parts or static sensitive components in a variety of applications. Because of different requirements to the different products, customers choose different type foam. Such conductive foam type, anti static foam type and static dissipative foam types. Let me introduce the Conductive Foam vs Anti static foam vs Static dissipative foam

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what is conductive foam

Conductive foam is a polyethylene foam filled with carbon (as other black anti static foam), makes it be permanently conductive properties, with surface resistance and volume resistance of fewer than 10^6,Which offers a quicker transfer of any static charge to a grounding source or adjacent conductive material.


what is anti static foam

Anti-Static Polyethylene foam resolves multiple problems. It is a high performance cushioning foam; It also provides anti-static properties important to sensitive electronic parts and products.with surface resistance and volume resistance around 10^6-10^9


What does static dissipative foam

Static dissipative foam is a polyethylene foam with static dissipative function.which is permanent, and has a lower carbon content than conductive foam. Usually we use anti static foam for static dissipative instead. Or you need it quicker charges transfer, seldom called static dissipative foam in China.

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Static dissipative foam

Base material of Conductive Foam vs anti static foam vs static dissipative foam

Above three types foam based on the  PE foam, PU foam, EVA foam and EPE foam,as different electronics component, using the different foam material. And different type foam with different carbon addition percentage to the polymer mix during the manufacturing process, which provide a high level of conductivity. And allows the electric current to pass through the cell structure of the foam and away from the component.

Foam packaging advantages:

  • General shock absorption.
  • Ultra superior shielding effect.
  • Good electrical conductivity.
  • Pin insertion of components.
  • Excellent resistance to compression characteristics.
  • Excellent abrasion performance.
  • High performance cycle life.
  • Characteristics of high temperature applications.
  • Chemical resistance.
  • Customized inlays via die-cutting, cost-effective of die cut.

ESD Foam Applications:

Esdgoods foam is perfect for many applications. Common uses include automotive parts, electronics requiring hardware and sporting equipment that requires lightweight, buoyant material 

Esdgoods foams can be made into foam trays, foam cushions, foam padding, foam inserts and other foam packaging designs for sensitive electronic equipment such as Mobile phone, Noise filter core, Cable tray, Shielded rooms.