Electrostatic Discharge Packaging
Electrostatic Discharge Packaging (ESD) is vital to the safe transportation and storage of most electronic products.
It is specifically designed to keep static electricity at bay and thus ensure the integrity of the products contained within the pack. Static can be caused by a myriad of factors, including other devices, friction or even the weather.
ESD Packaging is also an optimal solution in electronics: integrated circuits are made from semiconductor materials such as silicon and insulating materials, which can break down if exposed to high voltages.
Manufacturers and users of integrated circuits must take precautions and use the right packaging materials and printing techniques to avoid this problem.