The buildup of static is a large problem in the plastics industry. The discharge of static can ruin an electronic component or cause visual defects in coated films. Also large discharge of static can cause personal injury and damage. Saint-Gobain has been applying topical coatings to plastic substrates to eliminate the buildup of static for over 50 years. Plastic substrates can be very smooth as is the surface that they are in contact. When these surfaces are separated a static charge can be generated. The ability to prevent this charge from developing can be the difference between a highly effective product and sporadic product failures. These coatings are applied uniformly across the film web in a controlled clean room environment.
Conductive coatings have a higher degree of conductivity than static dissipative coatings. They can be used where a precise level of conductivity is required. Saint-Gobain has designed highly engineered conductive coatings varying in conductive level from 35 ohms/ square to 5,000 ohms per square. These coating are designed with a blend of polymer resin with conductive filler.
The Saint-Gobain San Diego SolarGard will deposit metals onto the surface of plastic films through vacuum sputtering. They cab precisely control the sputtered thickness of the metal deposition effecting transmittance and conductivity. Applications include electronic display, medical device, automotive and solar window markets.
|Static dissipation||No static build up between contact surfaces|
|Precision Coating||Uniform conductive and resistive levels for consistent product performance|
|Class 1000 coating and converting||Prevent contamination in sensitive applications such as electronics and military|
|Customized formulation||Designed to specifically to perform in your application|