ESD / Conductive Packaging
Market leading Anti-Static and ESD packaging, manufactured exclusively at GWP
Corstat® packaging and handling products – exclusively manufactured by GWP Conductive – are well known as the ESD industry standard for conductive / anti-static performance.
Used to create cutting edge anti-static and ESD packaging solutions, engineers and manufacturers alike have relied on its consistency, ease of use and reliability for use in their ESD sensitive applications.
Please see below for the range of Corstat® packaging and handling products currently available.
Range of ESD foams to enhance your Corstat® packaging
Whilst some of the Corstat® stock lines are available with foam included as standard, there are a number of options for tailoring this further or enhancing other products in the range. Please see below for the foam options available.
Additional Product Range
Further packaging / handling items that you can specify in Corriplast® material
Additional details on Corstat® conductive fibreboard packaging
Corstat® is the cleanest, longest-lasting conductive corrugated material in the marketplace today. It is used extensively in both stock conductive / anti-static packaging products and bespoke ESD safe items.
By providing a buried shielding layer and a sealed surface, it creates an effective, controlled path to ground for static charge and therefore a safe environment for static-sensitive devices. It does this – in combination with specific structural designs – by creating a Faraday cage effect.
Corstat® conductive board coating is consistently manufactured, within an ISO 9002 approved environment, to high specifications which are accepted worldwide.
It is also fully recyclable, minimising disposal costs, and safe to handle with no need for specialist equipment or PPE. Corstat® conductive board coating is fully biodegradable and recyclable, whilst it does not contain any heavy metals, aromatics or halogenated hydrocarbons.
And finally, there is also a wide range of stock products, plus the option for fully bespoke items.
Technical / Performance
Technical specification and features of Corstat®
Please see below for the specific performance/properties of Corstat® material.
Surface Resistivity (per ASTMD257-78)
Buried Shielding Layer <104 ohms/sq.
Exterior Layer <105 ohms/sq.
Electrostatic Decay Rate (per Mil B 81705B, Test Method 4046
Federal TMS 101B)
Less than 2.0 seconds to theoretical zero
ESD Shielding: 99.9% Attenuation (Capacitive Probe Test)
Triboelectric Charge Generation approximately 0.1 C/inch std. condition
Reducible Sulphur: .00035% (.0008% non-tarnishing to silver, solder, and copper per TAPPI T-406)
Galvanic Reaction: None
Liner papers 100% pure kraft
Shelf Life 10 years
Humidity Dependence: No effect on electrical properties
Overview of your options under 2 minutes
Please watch the video below for an overview of all of the Corstat® products you can source from GWP Conductive, alongside details of the material itself. You can also watch this on the GWP Group YouTube channel.
Common questions regarding conductive Corstat® material / products
Please see below for a number of questions covering Corstat® material, and the products manufactured from it.
If you cannot find the information you need however, please contact a member of the GWP team on 01793 754 457 or email [email protected]. We’ll be happy to help!
What is Corstat®?
Corstat® is effectively a corrugated cardboard material (often referred to as fibreboard) which has been coated with a specialist coating (the Corstat® element). This coating makes the material – and any packaging or handling products manufactured from it – potentially resistant to electrostatic discharge (ESD)
What products can be made from Corstat®?
Almost any form of corrugated packaging can be made using Corstat® instead. However, specialist structural design must be employed to realise the full anti-static properties of the material (effectively the packaging needs to create a Faraday cage effect to channel the static around the outside of the box).
Are Corstat® products environmentally friendly?
Corstat® is full biodegradable and recyclable. This makes disposal by your clients, customers, or end users quick and easy. The material also contains no heavy metals, aromatics, or halogenated hydrocarbons.
Is Corstat® safe to handle / use?
Besides being fully recyclable and biodegradable, Corstat® is also completely inert. This means that your staff or production operatives can safely handle any Corstat material or products with no requirements for specialist equipment or personal protective equipment (PPE).
Is Corstat® resistant to moisture / liquids?
Due to the nature of the corrugated material which forms the base of Corstat® products, they only provide limited resistance to moisture, oils, and other liquids. However, the majority of Corstat® products can be manufactured from conductive Correx® (Corriplast®) which provides these properties if required.
Where can I buy Corstat® packaging products?
Whilst GWP Conductive are the sole UK manufacturers of Corstat® products, the full range of stock lines are available for a Europe wide network of specialist distributors. Please click here to find your nearest stockist.
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If you are interested in using Corstat® packaging or handling products at your business, need some impartial advice, or are looking for your nearest stockist, please speak with a member of our team today.