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A static-dissipative polypropylene compound, Nexstat-10C896, has been introduced by NPI. Hot-spot free articles that exhibit consistent resistivity in the range of [10.sup.6] to [10.sup.9] ohms/sq can be molded from the material, reports the company. (A hot spot is defined as an island of insulation on a molded product that traps tribocharged or field-induced voltages that have the potential to damage the ESD-sensitive component.) The company notes that Nexstat-10C896 is humidity-independent and nonhygroscopic (no predrying is required); exhibits high impact strength with good flow and physical properties; produces minimal sloughing, low ionic contamination, and low out-gassing; and is recyclable. The material is especially suited for the manufacture of static-protective storage bins, tote boxes, guide rails, containers, racks, and shelving.

NPI, a Division of NexCycle Plastics, Inc., 235 Wilkinson Rd., Brampton, Ontario L6T 4M2, Canada; (800) 463-6169 or (905) 454-2666; fax (905) 4542668; www.npiplastic.com
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Title Annotation:Materials; Nexstat-10C896 introduced by NPI
Author:Blanco, Alice
Publication:Plastics Engineering
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2005
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