The drive for lower emissions through weight reduction has increased the use of plastics in the automotive industry. Static electricity must be controlled to prevent quality and safety issues whilst maintaining productivity.
Static can be an issue in injection moulding, thermoplastics, blow moulding, vacuum forming, paint spraying, rubber and extruded parts. Ensuring that vehicle bodies and plastic components are static and dust-free before painting or sealing is particularly critical for reasons of quality and cost control.
When automotive plastic extrusions and mouldings cool, a static charge is generated. This static charge attracts contaminants and can result in product rejects and shocks to operators.Find out more
Static electricity causes contamination issues throughout the injection moulding process.Find out more
Static charges on plastic optical products will attract dust and other airborne contaminants. It is important to neutralise static charges at all stages of the manufacturing process to maintain quality.Find out more
We understand the electrostatic challenges that new materials, faster speeds, complex machinery and advances in industrial processes can present. This resource provides easy access to product brochures, information on static electricity and how it can be measured, removed or generated in specific applications.