Antistatic material is generally referred to as any material which inhibits the build-up of an electric charge by the rubbing or contact with another material.
For instance, if static has built up on your body, and you start handling delicate electronic components, the sudden discharge of current from your body can be enough to cause some very expensive damage.
In a similar way, static electricity can build up within fabric ducting. This is due to the volume of air flowing through the duct causing friction and creating static electricity.
To stop static, you have to ensure electricity never has a chance to build up. In other words, you have to make sure there’s an electric circuit of some kind to carry any electric charge harmlessly away. Antistatic products do this in all kinds of different ways: sometimes physical and sometimes chemical. With the Prihoda anti-static solution, this is carried out in a physical way.
The antistatic material system consists of 4 measures:
- A sufficiently conductive fabric (Prihoda Premium – PMI, NMI)
- A highly conductive strip sewed lengthwise into the fabric
- All the connecting zippers equipped with metal joints
- Earthing points at the ends of ducting systems
The Prihoda Antistatic system is intended for rooms where a static voltage between the ducting system and equipment in the room must be avoided, such as laboratories and electronics manufacturing facilities.