Anti-Static Label

Published: | Updated: August 5, 2018

Definition - What does Anti-Static Label mean?

Anti-static labels are labels that are static dissipative. This property allows any charge generated on the label to dissipate virtually immediately. This type of label also generally uses low-charging, pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) and liners that generate a low voltage if repositioned or removed.

Anti-static labels are also known as electrostatic discharge (ESD) labels.

Safeopedia explains Anti-Static Label

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) occurs when static charge is released in the form of electrical current. The harmful effects of ESD may include possible gas, fuel vapor, coal dust explosions, and also failure of electrical components. There are many sources of ESD, including static electricity caused by tribocharging, as well as induced charges that come from the usage of labels or tapes.

Anti-static labels allow charges to move over their surfaces and to the ground. This charge movement generally occurs at a gradual pace so that the charge is not introduced into the environment and thus becomes a source of induction charging.

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