ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Why would I use ESD Paper?
A: If you are using regular paper as a routing or follower sheet (in general, for accompanying a static sensitive component or circuit board), there is the potential danger that the paper can hold or create a charge. It is when this charge is released or discharged quickly that it can cause damage to the static sensitive component or circuit board.
Q: Where would I use ESD Paper?
A: ESD Paper can be used as:
• Routing sheets and tags
(as accompanying identification with circuit boards during assembly
• Incoming/Receiving tags
(to identify static sensitive components)
• Box/Tray liners
(to eliminate potential ESD occurrences in storage or on the workbench)
• Disposable ESD work surface
(use it to protect static sensitive devices)
• Disposable envelopes/containers
(for shipping or handling of static sensitive devices)
How do I know if the paper will stay ESD safe?
A: ALX ESD Paper is permanently static dissipative. A patented process ensures that the paper is manufactured with dissipative properties as an integral part of the paper.
Q: What is the shelf life?
A: Minimum shelf life is 5 years.
What is the resistivity range?
A: Typical range is:
@ 50% RH is 5x106
@ 20% RH is 6x109
In what size or form is the paper available?
A: Standard Sizes are:
a) 8 ½ x 11"
b) 11 x 17"
c) 8 ½ x 11" printer (tractor feed) paper
d) Metric A4
e) Rolls of 150 ft long with various widths (2 ½ to 4.625" wide)
f) Adhesive back removable note pads (4 x 3")
Q: Is ALX ESD Paper Recyclable?
A: Yes. The paper is neutral (acid/alkaline PH), and is low in Amines and salts.
Q: How do I know how to tell if the paper is ESD or just "normal" paper?
A: Most of our paper is marked in a way to show it is ESD paper. For instance, on a white sheet, a Pink stripe along the 11" side of an 8 ½ x 11" indicates that it is "ESD safe".
Q: Is the ESD paper available for use in "Clean Rooms"?
A: Our standard ESD paper is compatible with Class 10,000 clean rooms. Our new ESD
clean room paper is compatible with, and is packaged in a Class 100