Anti Static Bags vs. Static Shielding Bags
Anti Static Bags vs. Static Shielding Bags
With regards to flexible packaging design, an
Shielding Bag is any bag made with anti static polymers so that when it rubs or
touches other materials it does not create static. Essentially, an anti static bag prevents
itself from holding charge . Since it is not holding a charge, it cannot release charge as
electrostatic discharges (ESD) when it is laying on a grounded surface. The term “ ant
static ” refers to the upper static dissipative range- usually defined as between 1 x 1010
and less than 1 x 1012 ohms/square . Polyethylene and polyesters used in bags for static
control are always in this “ anti static ” range.
Commonly LDPE Antistatic
Bags are tinted (usually pink or blue) and made of a single layer of polyethylene
(PE) with static dissipative coatings sputtered onto them. These bags do not stop ESD, but
they prevent the build-up of static charges on their surfaces that precedes ESD. Whether an
anti static bag is static shielding depends upon whether it incorporates conductive
materials, like aluminum or carbon, into its design. A static shielding bag presents a
conductive barrier to ESD in addition to allowing charges to dissipate off it. Static
Shielding” as a term usually refers to bags that use aluminum. This gives the bags a
silver transparent sheen.
Aluminium Foil Pouches are used
for packaging in various commercial markets – food, beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals,
automobiles etc. Their wide popularity in the packaging industry is due to their numerous
properties. Aluminium is found in abundance in Earth’s crust and can be reshaped and
recycled again and again. On the other hand, plastic has a weak tendency to be recycled
multiple times as compared to aluminium and thus plastic pouches are sidelined by aluminium
foil pouches as a more environment friendly option.
The points given below justify why aluminium foil pouches are a preferred packaging
When it comes to locking the heat and freshness inside, nothing can beat
aluminium. Thus, aluminium foils are used as wraps for various snacks like burger, pizza,
etc. and are widely used for packing fresh foods daily. The quality of aluminium being a
good conductor of thermal energy makes it apt to keep the packaged food warm for a long
Paper bags are good but not best when it comes to packaging as they cannot
perfectly prevent the stored contents from moisture and oxygen. On the other hand,
aluminium pouches are sturdy and offer maximum resistant to dust, oxygen, chemicals, water,
moisture and other agents that tend to destroy the quality of stored product.
Aluminium pouches offer light weight packaging and thus are travel friendly.
Moreover, they come with a bottom gusset and occupy less storage space.
Considering the huge benefits of Aluminized Bags packaging and its increasing demand in packaging industry, we
at Paraspack manufacture printed/ unprinted laminated aluminium pouches and rolls for
various markets. We are premium aluminium foil pouch manufacturers since 1998.
Whether you are looking to compress guest pillows so they’ll take up less room in the
linen closet or you are packing for vacation and want to fit as much clothing as possible
in your suitcase, Vacuum Bag can
help. There are also vacuum bags designed for storage in your freezer or pantry to preserve
food freshness. In most homes, storage space is at a premium, so it makes good sense to
conserve as much room as possible.
The best vacuum storage bag should be strong, have leak-resistant seals so items stay
compressed, and be of adequate size for the things you want to store. Check out this guide
to help you choose from among some of the best storage bags listed below, to protect and
preserve a variety of items while making smart use of your storage capacity.
Air Bubble Plastic Bag
s are especially good for packing delicate items. The bag’s cushioning function will
offer optimum protection from bumps and scratches. If desired, the bag can also be
manufactured in an anti-static version.
Air bubble bags are available in different dimensions and in different bubble sizes.
Air bubble bags:
protect from bumps and scratches
protect from dust and moisture
hard-wearing and light-weight
The bags are available with or without a self-adhesive seal!