Question:Â What are common causes of ESD?
Answer: Just about any contact andÂ separationÂ of two materials will generate static.
Opening a common plastic bag. Removing adhesive tape from a roll or container. Walking across a floor and grabbing the door knob. Sliding circuit boards on a work bench. Â You get the idea.
Every Thursday, Transforming Technologies will answer questions concerning all things ESD: static causes, threats, Â ESD prevention, best practices and all things static in a feature we callÂ ESD Q&A. Â If you have ESD questions that you would like to be answered, emailÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ Â with Q&A in the subject line.