Shielding Bags

  • Desco Static Shielding and Moisture Control Bags

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    Desco ESD static shielding and moisture barrier bags are designed to protect sensitive electronic components like motherboards, and printed circuit boards from charge-back and/or moisture while in storage and during transit.

    Desco static shielding ESD bags are constructed with anti static properties and several layers of metal for added protection. Companies in the electronic industry rely on Desco products to protect their equipment from damage. These bags provide:

    - maximum static protection
    - low overhead
    - durability- variety of sizes
    - zip-top and heat seal-able options

    Desco anti-staic moisture barrier bags act as barriers to prevent moisture, debris, and dust particles from damaging their contents. A protective coating is applied over a transparency anti static film. Multi-layered insulation material is added during the construction process. The insulation is effective in preventing ESD hazards from coming in direct contact with circuit boards and other electronic devices.

    Types of Desco Anti Static Bags Available:

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    Anti-static Bags

    These particular bags are treated with a topical anti-static agent. The agent is place on the surface of the bags to help minimize static during contact. Some anti-static bags are constructed with the added film protection built in. These bags tend to be cleaner, and more reliable than treated bags.

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    Metallic Shield Bags

    These bags offer static protection in two ways; pretreated or embedded. The metal film guards the devices, by preventing discharges from outside the bag, depending on the thickness of the film. This effect is referred to as the “Faraday Cage Effect” and is often used in the construction of metal shield bags, and conducive bags.

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    Moisture Barrier Bags

    Desco bags that are rated as moisture barriers provide additional anti-moisture protection for sensitive electronic parts. For added moisture protection, consider also using Desco desiccants and humidity indicator cards.

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    Bubble Bags

    Desco bubble bags offer a combination of the features mentioned above, with added padding suitable for shipping protection.

    Desco offers a wide array of bags and packaging, suitable for any electronic production or shipping need. Feel free to contact us if you require assistance in choosing the right Desco bags for your needs.

  • 7 Essential Desco Products for Your ESD-safe Workspace



    Desco offers a huge array of products to outfit any ESD-safe workspace. With so many types of products to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are seven product types, offered by Desco, that are essential to any ESD-safe work space.


    1. Jewel Wrist straps

    Wrist straps are used to maintain a ground while a worker is performing an ESD sensitive task. Desco "Jewel" wrist straps and ground cords are high quality and also are available in a variety of styles and colors. Some employers even use Desco Jewel wrist straps as an employee incentive, since they look really cool.



    2. Heel Grounds

    Some work places prefer heel grounds to wrist straps for maintaining grounds while working with sensitive equipment. Desco offers a full range of heel grounds for different shoe types. Some work places prefer the high-visibility models to cut down on workers accidentally walking out of facilities wearing them.



    3. Testers

    It is important to monitor the continued effectiveness of heel grounds and wrist straps. Desco testers and calibration units will help ensure your ESD-safe program is staying safe!



    4. Matting

    Desco's ESD-safe work top matting is useful for protecting work surfaces and components being assembled or serviced. Choose from vinyl, foam, and rubber styles depending on durability concerns and budget.



    5. Ionizers

    Ionizers neutralize static charges in the air, providing a workspace with extra ESD protection.



    6. Apparel

    ESD-safe apparel is a huge component of any work space with static concerns. Desco's ESD-safe garments are durable and comfortable. Consider color coding for size or application.



    7.  Bags

    ESD-safe bags can be used for component storage and shipping. We stock Desco bags that provide anti-static and/or moisture protection, as well as padded bubble bags for shipping.


  • Why Worry About Electrostatic Discharge ( ESD ) when working on a Printed Circuit Board?

    static-container-labelFor some, the prevention of Electrostatic Discharge, or ESD, is simply an item on a checklist that you mark through when doing a job, just to keep the boss off your back. However, ESD is a serious issue and can cause catastrophic damage to a project. If you are unconvinced about the ramifications of ESD, read on.

    What Is ESD?

    Electrostatic Discharge is a sudden, unexpected flow of electrical currents between two points. ESD can cause a short, damage to electrical components, and even damage to you and other members of your team. ESD can cause a catastrophic problem on a project, causing you to replace expensive components or even scrap the job and start all over. In addition to the monetary expense that can occur, there is also a measure of stress and even personal ramifications when ESD halts a project.

    How You Can Prevent ESD

    There are several steps you can take to prevent ESD.

      • First, don't let yourself become complacent. ESD is a serious concern and should be treated as such.
      • Next, take the proper steps to prevent ESD. These steps are different for each job, but proper grounding of your work area, your body and project components is imperative.
      • Cool, dry areas are also a concern, so be especially cautious when working in these places.
      • Do not stand on carpeted surfaces, and keep your work components off of fabric, carpet and similar surfaces.
      • Wearing sturdy shoes with a rubber sole with ESD foot or heel grounders can also help prevent ESD. You should also remain aware of your surroundings; there are two symbols that you can look for to assist you.
      • The use of ESD SAFE equipment will help you ensure that you avoid ESD issues when working on a project.
      • You should also keep an eye out for ESD Sensitive labels; these labels indicate that an item is highly susceptible to ESD, so you should exercise extreme caution.
      • Make sure to store circuit boards in an ESD safe container or a static shielding bag.
      • In addition to the precautions taken above, it is recommended that the controls are setup to maintain and monitor you ESD Safe working environment.  A few tips for doing this is to setup ESD monitoring devices and ionizers that will maintain safe areas.

    How We Can Help

    If you have questions about anything related to ESD, Kimco has the answers you need. Browse around the remainder of our website for information on products that monitor, control or prevent electro static discharge (ESD).  If you prefer, you can also contact our team of professional customer service representatives for assistance with your needs by calling (800) 521-9197.

  • Choosing the Right Type of ESD Bags

    03-03-2012-06Transporting and shipping anything electronic can be difficult. There is a lot of static which can be generated during any voyage. With all of the moving objects around, it is possible that a static electricity charge can be produced. Protecting anything electrical is possible even in these kinds of environments when using something like ESD bags.

    These bags offer a static barrier, often called anti-static bags, or with some electronics manufacturers Metal-In Shielding bags, which protects the contents of the bag from being affected by the environment around them. This provides safety no matter how you are shipping your electronics from one destination to another. This helps in making sure that you will not have effectively sent a piece of equipment which will be dead on arrival.

    Getting the Right Size

    One of the things that you will need to make sure of is that you are getting a bag which is big enough for your device. The device should be able to fit perfectly inside of the bag. If it is either wedged in or has too much room to move around, there is a possibility that the device will be damaged. Luckily, these come in all sizes to accommodate different kinds of devices that you might have to send.

    Getting Moisture Control

    Controlling moisture with moisture barrier bags is also highly important in making sure that your device will get there in good condition. You should be adding in gel packs which absorb any moisture which the device might otherwise come into contact with.

    If you are shipping from or to an environment where there is a lot of moisture, you might also want to use a special bag to prevent any moisture from getting into the bag in the first place. This will allow you to be able to get everything that you will need so that you will be able to protect your device form moisture as it ships.

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