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ABF-300™ ESD Control Film

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Static Dissipative Adhesive-Backed Polyester Film

Description
ABF-300™ ESD Control Film composite is a clear, adhesive-backed film product designed to control static electricity for a wide range of end uses. Suitable for appli-cation on smooth, flat, non-porous surfaces, it is a high tensile, high tear strength polyester film surfaced with SciCron Technologies proprietary, clear, C-300™ static dissipative coating. This unique technology prevents charge generation on the film surface, thereby controlling particulate attraction and preventing electrostatic discharge (ESD) events. This performance is permanent and totally independent of humidity. ABF-300 ESD Control Film is made with a high shear strength pressure sensitive adhes-ive for maximum performance and application versatility. The product exhibits excellent clarity, toughness, chemical resistance, surface hardness, mar resistance, dimensional stability, and UV light screening properties.

Applications
ABF-300 ESD Control Film resists tribocharging under all circumstances and cannot generate a charge when proper-ly grounded. This makes it ideal for use in manufacturing and assembly operations for charge sensitive electronic components where it can help prevent both immediate and latent ESD caused defects. Since it resists charge build-up it does not attract contaminants, so it can also help prevent contamination-related rejects in ultra-clean manufacturing operations. Consequently, it is used in the semi-conductor, electronic, micro-manufacturing, and mining industries. It is ideally suited for application to glass cleanroom glazing to prevent surface charge generation. Other uses include application to: machine covers and enclosures; work station and wall panel surfaces; various insulative surfaces like cabinets, boxes, drawers, and melamine laminates; CRT screens; die cut parts for OEM made devices and assemblies; and plastic panels and parts which are in explosive and ESD sensitive areas.

Installation
ABF-300 ESD Control Film is applied to glass or any other smooth surface like a conventional adhesive-backed window film or security film. It can be cut to size with simple tools like utility knives and scissors. Note: Once the release film backing has been removed to expose the adhesive, the product can be easily ruined if it is allowed to fold over on itself causing adhesive to touch adhesive. Even if this contact is momentary, it is very unlikely that the film can be restored to its original flat condition. For more information on handling and installation refer to SciCron Technologies Technical Information Bulletin No. FP-01.
Features and Benefits
  • Cannot be tribocharged when properly grounded
    Prevents build-up of static charge and accumulation of harmful contamination.
  • Electrostatic decay in less than 0.05 second per Federal Test Standard 101C, Method 4046.1
    Results in rapid static dissipation without arcing.
  • Surface resistivity of 106 - 108 ohms per square
    Provides for ESD control without the need for ionization.
  • Permanence in static dissipation performance
    Avoids cost of application of temporary topical anti-stats.
  • Humidity independent static charge control
    Avoids inconvenience of maintaining high levels of humidity and damage caused by such humidity.
  • Advanced technology, uniform surface treatment
    Avoids charged "hot spots" often found with non-uniform temporary topical anti-stats.
  • Superior optical properties
    High clarity polyester film with C-300 surfacing means optimum use of available light in glazing applications.
  • 90% UV light screen
    Reduces UV exposure for light sensitive materials and processes.
  • High tear and tensile strength polyester film
    Adds impact and shatter resistance to glass windows for added facility security and personnel protection.
  • Hard, mar resistant, durable surface
    C-300 surface reduces risk of mechanical surface damage.
  • Superior chemical resistance
    Reduces risk of solvent or chemical surface damage.
Availability
ABF-300 ESD Control Film composite is available as a clear 4.0 mil film with a 1.0 mil release film backing which is removed prior to installation.

Standard roll size: 48" x 96"

Made in USA


Typical Physical Properties  (Typical but not guaranteed values for 4 mil film)

Property Test Method Units ABF-300 ESD Control Film
Mechanical
Tensile Strength
Break Strength
Peel Strength
ASTM D882
ASTM D882
ASTM D882
psi
lbs/inch
lbs/inch
25,000
110
5
Thermal
U Factor

Total Solar Energy
  Reflected
  Transmitted
  Absorbed
Total Solar Energy Rejected

Shading Coefficient

ASHREA
Handbook Methods

ASTM E903
ASTM E903
ASTM E903
ASHREA
Handbook Methods
ASHREA
Handbook Methods

BTU/ft2/hrºF


%
%
%
%

---

1.02 - 1.13


10
82
8
17

0.94
Optical
Light Transmittance
   Total UV

   Total Visible
Haze
ASHREA
Handbook Methods
ASTM D1003
ASTM D1003

%

%
%

10

87
6.0
Electrical
Surface Resistivity
Surface Resistance
Electrostatic Decay

ASTM D257
EOS/ESD S11.11
FTS 101C,
Method 4046.1*
ohms/sq
ohms
sec

106 - 108
105 - 107
Less than 0.05

* Federal Test Standard 101C, Method 4046.1 as described in EIA-541, Appendix F, Measurement of Electrostatic Decay Properties of Dissipative Planar Materials


Chemical Resistance ASTM D543
Samples immersed in the specified chemicals for 24 hours at room temperature and visually examined.

Chemical Surface Attack Visual Evaluation
Deionized Water None Clear
30% Sodium Hydroxide None Slight Change
30% Sulfuric Acid None Clear
30% Nitric Acid None Clear
Methanol None Clear
Ethanol None Clear
Isopropyl Alcohol None Clear
Acetone None Clear
Methylene Chloride None Clear

Precautions:
  1. Polyester is a combustible thermoplastic. Avoid exposure to flame and excessive heat. Observe fire precautions appropriate for comparable forms of wood and paper.
  2. Clean with soap and water. Do not use abrasives. Avoid inappropriate contact with solvents.

 

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The information and statements contained herein are believed to be accurate, however, users should perform their own testing and verification to determine the durability, applicability and suitability of the products for their own purposes.  NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS A REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED.  All sales are subject to SciCron’s standard terms and conditions of sale, which can be found at:  http://www.sctech.com/termscon