How Incorrect Use of ESD Control Products Can Do More Harm than Good

This article is based on an original publication by Desco Industries.

It's no secret that a comprehensive ESD program can contribute to enhanced product quality, customer satisfaction and productivity. Unfortunately, frequent misuse of ESD control products can lead to more harm than good.

Electronic components sensitive to ESD damage require protection throughout the manufacturing process. According to ANSI/ESD S20.20, the ESD Association's standard for the development of Electrostatic Discharge Control Program, safeguards are required during activities that "manufacture, process, assemble, install, package, label, service, test, inspect or otherwise handle electrical or electronic parts assemblies and equipment susceptible to damage by electrostatic discharges."


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