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HEADQUARTERS
Polyonics, Inc.

28 Industrial Park Drive
Westmoreland N.H. 03467
Ph: +1.603.352.1415
Fax: +1.603.352.1936
Email: info@polyonics.com

Toll Free: (888) 765-9669

SINGAPORE
Polyonics Pte Ltd

Richfield Industrial Centre
120 Eunos Avenue 7, #01-01
Singapore, 409574
Ph: 65-6542-5484
Fax: 65-6542-5185
Email: infoasia@polyonics.com

SHANGHAI
Polyonics, Inc.

Unit 1004A Xin Cheng Mansion
No. 167 Jiangning Road
Shanghai, China 200041
Phone 86-21-6258-0571
Fax: 86-21-6258-0579
Email: infoasia@polyonics.com

DONGGUAN
Polyonics, Inc.
Asia Technical Center
Fuwei Mansion Rm 411
Hongtu Road 88
Nancheng District
Dongguan, Guangdong, China 523078
Phone: 86.755.8825.0441
Fax: 86.755.8825.2429
Email: infoasia@polyonics.com

Antistatic Labels

Antistatic Label Materials for Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and Component Labeling

Did you know a standard label can generate up to 5,000 volts of static charge when the label is peeled from its liner?

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) damage affects production yield, product reliability and profitability in the electronics market.  As electronic devises become smaller and more complex the more sensitive to ESD they become. Polyonics antistatic materials XF-781 XF-782 and XF-446 designed to address two major ESD concerns that standard labels can present.

  1. With a peel voltage less than 100 volts  these labels  virtually eliminate the electro-static charge generated when the label is removed from the liner (known as  tribo-charging ) that can discharge and destroy sensitive components during label application.
  2. With a label surface resistance between 1.0 x 108 and 1.0 x 1011 Ω* these labels are in the dissipative range. This means after the label has been applied and during the label life, the TRIBOGARD™ label is designed to prevent significant charge build up on the label surface (Induction) which could have later resulted in a static discharge event at the board level.

*According to Electronics Industry Association (EIA), surface resistance classifications are:

  • Less than 104Ω is "conductive"
  • Equal to or greater than 104 Ω and equal to or less than 1011Ω is "static dissipative"
  • Greater than 1011Ω is “insulative”

The XF-781 and XF-782, antistatic polyimides are designed to survive the high heat, harsh chemicals, solders, fluxes and cleaners used in both lead-free and standard electronics manufacturing processes. They each exhibit excellent chemical and abrasion resistance and withstand process temperatures up to 617°F (325°C) for the white and up to 550°F (287°C) for the colored antistatic labels. 

Polyonics' XF-446, is a 2 mil white, semi-gloss, thermal transfer static dissipative Polyester material provides a cost effective solution for applications where the temperature does not exceed 400°F (204°C). Designed for cool side of the board, the print resists smearing, even when the board and label are directly removed from a reflow or wave solder environment.

Polyonics TRIBOGARD® label materials, when printed with a compatible ribbon1 will not only withstand the processing environment but are also abrasion resistant and pass MIL-STD-202G, Notice 12, Method 215K, MIL-STD-883E, Notice 4, Method 2015.12.

UL 969 approved, TRIBOGARD® label materials are also compliant with REACH and RoHS, PFOS are Halogen Free and comply with many other environmental regulations, standards and guides.

Product
Face Material
PSA
Thickness
Surface Resistance
Peel Voltages
Static Decay
Label Surface
Temperature Range
antistatic properties
XF-781*
Polyimide
1 mil
>108 and <1011
< 100 v
< 2.0 seconds
-40°to 325°C
(-40°to 617°F)
XF-782*
Polyimide
2 mil
>108 and <1011
<100 v
<2.0 seconds
-40°to 325°C
(-40°to 617°F)
XF-446
Polyester
1 mil
>107 and <1011
<100 v
<2.0 seconds
-40°to 204°C
(-40°to 400°F)
XF-447
Polyester
2 mil
>107 and <1011
<100 v
<2.0 seconds
-40°to 204°C
(-40°to 400°F)

* NOTE:  These films are also available in
blue, green and yellow semi-gloss colors

To learn more about these unique performance labels, call our technical experts at (603)352-1415 or request information.

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1Ribbon compatibility chart can be found here, at our Corporate site.

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FEATURES
  • Virtually eliminates static build up
  • Safe to use on static safe electronics
  • Non-conductive adhesive
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Low minimum order quantity and lead time
  • HALOGEN free- REACH & RoHS compliant

BENEFITS
  • Eliminates static discharge events
  • Reduce product cost related to static damage
  • Prevents electrical shorts
  • Resists harsh chemicals (e.g.m Ensolv® & Vigon®)
  • Supports lean manufacturing
  • Environmentally safe materials
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