Having a Pun Time With Anti-Static Packaging
May 22, 2014
There are eight electricity puns in this blog post. Can you find them all?
The Ernest Packaging Solutions Innovation Lab meets all kinds of challenges every day. We take on natural forces like gravity, heat, cold and even Godzilla. Watt-ever is thrown our way, we handle. We can even take on the most elusive and complicated of challenges: static electricity.
Did you know that simply walking across a rug while wearing socks can produce up to 12,000 volts of static electricity. Unfortunately, as shocking as it sounds, as little as 10 volts of static electricity can damage the circuits of microchips.
Shipping these static-sensitive materials can be a packaging nightmare when you consider that airplanes can create their own static electricity when they fly through rain, snow and even when they encounter dust in the atmosphere. You don’t want your shipment of microchips zapped because you didn’t have the right packaging material protecting it.
If you’re wondering how circuits within an airplane aren’t damaged by static discharge, prepare to be enlightened. Planes are designed to move static to the wingtips or antennas and away from important microchips. They’re prepared for moving product through the air, are you?
Get amped up because Ernest Packaging Solutions Innovation Lab is leading the charge on delivering the packaging you need. Our product line is expansive and holds mil spec packaging along with the usual suspects of antistatic foam, bubble, static shielding bags, pouches and other products.
We even have anti-static loose fill that will keep this from happening to your cats, which can be seen as a positive or a negative.
Don’t pull the plug on your electronic shipping plans, contact us today to get started and make sure your electronic shipping plans keep moving forward and are never grounded due to poor packaging.