types of conductive fabrics are used
in ESD garments. Most utilize carbon-suffused
monofilament as the conductor, typically
woven as a grid matrix into synthetic arrays such as
nylon or polyester.
While the filament
yarns are abrasion-resistant, they are vulnerable to
snags and stretching, exhibiting weak "memory"
in shape and weave retention. This results in a garment
with an undesirable appearance after as few as 10 or
Note that clean room
environments require synthetic monofilament fabrics
because they don't release spun textile fibers which
are considered a contaminant.
magnification of clean room
weave using continuous
approach focuses on real-world use.
Where clean room barriers are not an issue,
there's no reason to make users suffer with
the tight "raincoat" weave of
synthetic materials. Instead, we offer
ESD lab coats and ESD smocks with blended spun yarns. Our polyester-cotton-based fabrics
have high air permeability and feel far
better against the skin,
making a much cooler, more comfortable
of NSP's blended fiber ESD fabric include
natural resistance to tribocharging (it retains atmospheric
wicking. Additionally, our cotton blend garments retain
a neat, crisp appearance throughout their service life.
magnification of ESD weave
using blended cotton