Problems Encountered with Antistatic Packaging.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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Packaging of miniature aerospace components in antistatic polyethylene or nylon is generally considered an attractive route to eliminate major problems in their handling and storage. Although most electronic components appear compatible with antistatic packaging materials, lubricated parts, such as precision ball bearings, can apparently be adversely affected. Surfaces exposed to lubricants, for example, may become non-wetted or the lubricant become grease-like after relatively short exposure to antistatic containers. That such packaging adversely affects lubricated parts suggests potential problems involving unwanted surface-active effects for non-lubricated parts as well. Our recent studies indicate that the surfactant material incorporated into the packaging film may be responsible for the adverse effects observed. Author
- Containers and Packaging
- Machinery and Tools
- Electricity and Magnetism