Standard Conductive Foam
HD and LD inserts and cushioning for ultimate protection
Conductive foam, available from GWP, provides an ESD safe solution for handling and transporting any of your products that are sensitive to static. Minimising the effects of electro static discharge on any sensitive electronic equipment, conductive foam offers an extremely reliable method for protecting items in transit.
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More info on conductive foam
Conductive foam is a polyethylene foam filled with carbon (as are all black ESD foams), giving it its conductive properties and colour. Conductive foam is designed for repeat use and will act like a Faraday cage when an item is fully enclosed within it.
Your business can take advantage of GWP’s expertise in the creation of conductive foam inserts to work alongside the wide selection of conductive and ESD safe packaging, handling and transit products.
The conductive foams you can source help to minimise the effects of electrostatic discharge on sensitive electronic equipment.
With years of expertise in the fabrication of foam inserts and a modern design and production facility including the latest CAD software and CNC machining, you can also benefit from the design and manufacture of a conductive foam solution that will offer the optimum level of protection regardless of your end application.
How LD / HD conductive foam works
Conductive foam is similar to standard packaging foams but with one crucial difference – the addition of carbon to the polymer mix during the manufacturing process to provide a high level of conductivity.
This allows any electric current to pass through the cell structure of the foam and away from the component.
Generally, the foam will have permanent conductive performance, meaning it is ideal for multi-trip packaging and in-plant handling applications. Its performance isn’t affected by atmospheric conditions.
This ESD safe material will typically have a surface resistivity of fewer than 104 ohms/sq. and a volume resistivity of fewer than 104 ohms/cms, which offers a quicker transfer of any static charge to a grounding source or adjacent conductive material.
Key benefits of conductive grade foam at a glance
- Permanent ESD protection
- Ideal for multi trip, storage and in plant handling applications
- Quick transfer of static charge
- Less than 104 ohms surface / volume resistivity
- Available die cut, CNC routed or water jet cut
- Perfect for customisation of our stock conductive ranges
- Expert in house foam designers and engineers
- Additional cushioning protection for sensitive items
Please see below for brief technical details of the conductive foam used in GWP Conductives’ ESD safe packaging.
Polyether Foam Details
HD and LD Conductive Foams
Same base material as AS 22 But dipped into Flexible
Conductive Latex to give LD / Rigid Conductive Latex to give HD
HD has no structural strength, used as pin stick only
Alternative Foam Options
Wide selection of ESD safe and standard packaging foams
GWP are among the leading foam converters in the UK. This means you can source a wide range of conductive and non conductive foam inserts and packaging from a single source.