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What are the Most Common Conductive Materials for Specialty Compounding?

Engineers and designers have so many things to consider when creating or redesigning products that contain plastic. Aesthetics are an utter necessity, but so are performance characteristics.  Making a product/part that looks good and performs well is the goal of any designer.

One of the most important things a designer needs to consider is the anti-static properties of the plastic they use. Below, we want to highlight the most used conductive materials used for specialty compounding NY.

Anti-Static Compounds – this compound is classified based on its electrical properties and decay rates for a static charge (1010 to 1012). Anti-static materials offer a slow decay of static charge, preventing unwanted accumulation from initiation or discharging nearby electrical events.

EMI/RFI Shielding Compounds – this compound has a classification of 101 to 104. These materials are often used for their ability to reflect and absorb electromagnetic energy. These materials are great for shielding application (for and from sources of interference).

Conductive Compounds – this compounded is rated between 101 to 106. It offers decay rates that are measured in nanoseconds. These materials provide instant results and a grounded pathway. This compound achieves high conductivity levels by incorporating high levels of carbon powder, carbon fiber, and other conductive materials.

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