An electrostatic discharge (ESD) is an electric current driven by an excess electric charge stored on an insulating object. The term is usually used in the electronics and other industries to describe momentary unwanted currents that cause damage to electronic equipment.
ESD is a serious issue in electronics, because integrated circuits are made from semiconductor materials such as silicon and insulating materials such as silicon dioxide, which can break down if exposed to high voltages. Manufacturers and users of integrated circuits must take precautions to avoid this problem including the use appropriate packaging materials.
Static is a natural occurrence that is caused by a variety of factors. Regardless of its origin, any form of static can be damaging to sensitive electronic devices. The use of static control products is an effective solution to keep such products safe during transportation or storage.
From the largest pieces of equipment to the smallest parts, proper packaging is essential whether the objects are destined for storage or transportation. Weather is a natural enemy of many products. The combination of water, humidity and exposure to oxygen can rapidly cause the development of corrosion