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Dual protection with Evolon ESD

Packaging textile prevents electrostatic discharge and protects sensitive surfaces from damage.

17th February 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Weinheim, Germany

Industrial, Transport/​Aerospace

Freudenberg Performance Materials (Freudenberg) is widening its product range of technical packaging textiles. Evolon ESD protects automotive and industrial parts with electronic components from electrostatic discharge, including trim lines, dashboards, mirrors, and steering wheels.

In addition, Evolon ESD prevents scratching of very sensitive surfaces. The new technical packaging textile also provides several sustainability benefits - it helps manufacturers to reduce their scrap waste, it is long-lasting, and is made from recycled polyester.

The ESD (ElectroStatic Discharge) feature of the new Evolon technical packing textile provides permanent electrostatic discharging protection and the fabric’s surface resistivity can be customized. This eliminates ESD damage to electronic components during transport because electrostatic charging due to movement and friction is safely prevented.

As this kind of damage cannot be detected with the naked eye, Evolon ESD helps to avoid failures which can occur after the final product is assembled and released. Manufacturers benefit from fewer complaints and warranty costs, as well as better end customer satisfaction.

Unlike conventional ESD packaging solutions, Evolon ESD also protects parts surfaces by avoiding micro-scratches or lint contamination. By using Evolon reusable packaging to transport parts with highly sensitive surfaces, customers reduce the number of damaged parts and the reject rate.

Evolon microfilament textiles are also extremely strong and are available in different weights to meet a wide range of requirements, from lightweight to heavy-duty. They can be used to pack and transport very heavy parts without damage. In addition, Evolon fabrics are extremely durable, and contain up to 85% recycled PET.

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