Polyonics Introduces ANSI/ESD S20.20 Compliant ESD Labels and Masking Tapes

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Polyonics ESD labels and masking tapes provide both static dissipative and low charging performances that comply with the ANSI/ESD S20.20 requirements for process required insulators. With surface resistances of greater than 10^4 and less than 10^11 Ohms and accumulated charges of <125V they have proven to be effective tools in reducing electrostatic discharge in S20.20 control plans.

Polyonics ESD-Safe  Labels and Tapes

Polyonics ESD-Safe Barcode Tracking Labels and Masking Tapes shown on PCB.

Polyonics ESD-Safe™ label materials and masking tapes comply with the latest ANSI/ESD S20.20 requirements. They also fully comply with the ANSI/ESD S541 packaging guidelines for process required insulators (labels, tapes, etc.) used in ESD protected areas (EPA). The materials help protect ESD sensitive (ESDS) devices and have proven to be valuable tools in helping reduce the effects of electrostatic discharge in ANSI/ESD S20.20 Control Plans.

The Polyonics ESD-Safe materials have static dissipative top surfaces that incorporate a variety of specially formulated conductive elements that help dissipate charges and protect ESDS devices. The label and tape materials provide surface resistances of greater than 10^4 and less than 10^11 Ohms, the heart of the static dissipative zone. In addition, they also include low charging pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) and liners that produce less than 125 V with liner removal, per S20.20, allowing them to be safely used within 1" of ESDS devices. The materials also provide the same low charging with removal post masking and/or with label rework/repositioning.

To support its customers, and working closely with the industry's leading experts and consultants, Polyonics has developed a definitive white paper, Polyonics ESD concerns with PCB assembly: Bar Code Labeling and Masking that covers the science behind ESD, the standards governing its measurements and proposes solutions to protect ESDS devices.

Polyonics ESD-Safe label materials and masking tapes have proven to help solve some of the most extreme electrostatic problems arising from human body (HBM) and charged devices (CDM) models and are ideally suited for converters and OEMs working in the electronics, automotive, aerospace and medical industries.

Polyonics Overview
Polyonics manufactures high performance materials for high temperatures and harsh environments. These include thermal transfer printable label and tag materials, single and double coated tapes, laser markable label materials and printable flexible substrates. The ultra-thin polyimide, polyester and aluminum materials include ultra-high temperature, flame retardant, ESD-Safe™ and high opacity options and are used by converters and OEMs worldwide for electronics, metal processing, automotive, aerospace and medical device applications.

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