ESD worksurfaces, such as mats, are typically an integral part of the ESD workstation, particularly in areas where hand assembly occurs. Carts or shelves where ESD sensitive items are stored (without ESD shielding) would also be treated as an ESD workstation. The purpose of the ESD worksurface is two-fold: To provide a surface with little to…

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When elastic wristbands wear out and loose their elasticity, the band can easily be replaced. There is no need to replace the entire wristband, which saves money. Desco’s elastic replacement strip is easy to replace with no tools. Watch the video to learn more. See Desco’s elastic replacement strip.

Desco manufacturers products in several factories in the USA. In addition, Desco leases 450 acres of prime agricultural property in Chino Valley where we grow coil cords for wrist strap production. An on-site facility conducts research in pest control, soil testing, and bio-sustainability. Future plans include growing ground cords, vinyl berries, and breeding alpacas for improving…

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ANSI/ESD S20.20 now requires the Operator Walking Test (ANSI/ESD STM97.1) and conformance to Operator Resistance Measurements (ANSI/ESD STM97.2) for product qualification of flooring / footwear systems for grounding personnel. What is the importance of the Walking Test? It is necessary to qualify the Footwear / Flooring personnel grounding system for certification to ANSI/ESD S20.20. It…

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DESCO now manufactures a series of bags which are qualified to MIL-PRF-81705E Type III, Class 2. These products are on the Qualified Product Listing under the Defense Standardization Program. Check our listing HERE. Standard stock bags are converted per MIL-DTL-117H. For standard sizes and further see the product pages HERE. The DESCO 81705 bags are…

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The Desco Digital Surface Resistance Meter Kit measures resistance point-to-point (Rtt) or surface-to-ground  (Rtg) of worksurfaces, flooring systems, garments, and other materials in accordance with ESD Association documents: ESD TR53, ANSI/ESD S4.1, ANSI/ESD S7.1, ANSI/ESD STM97.1 and other documents. Learn more about Desco’s Digital Surface Resistance Meter Kit Here

Think Of Static Electricity as Germs and Contamination! Daily life has other examples of hidden enemies where careful procedures must be followed to regularly obtain positive results. One example is sterilization, which combats germs and contamination in hospitals. Damage caused by invisible and undetectable events can be understood by comparing ESD damage to medical contamination of the human…

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