Electrostatic discharge, or ESD, occurs when two objects rub together and one object gives up electrons to another object. This causes one to become more positively charged while the other object becomes more negatively charged, creating a charge imbalance once the two materials or objects separate.

These charges then may build up on an object’s surface until they find a way to be discharged. In industrial workspaces and laboratories, static electricity can interfere with weighing accuracy, cleanroom specifications and safety requirements. o combat this problem, ESD Laminate surfaces are made of high pressure laminate with a carbon layer that dissipates any static that is generated. This type of surface also provides other benefits, such as resistance to staining and chemicals that include acetone, gasoline and 10% ammonium solutions. An ESD Laminate workbench also can be configured to include shelving and accessories to meet storage needs…..

This article was taken from our friends at Workstations Inc, in Santa Ana, California.

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