Everything you need to know about LA Container’s USA Made ASP-PP Hinged Lid Plastic Containers and Vials
LA Container offers many types of ESD (ElectroStatic Discharge) plastic materials. One of them is ASP-PP, and it stands for Anti-Static Pink Polypropylene. ASP-PP is a non-conductive plastic material that keeps the container static-free; however, it does not provide static shielding. These Anti-Static Pink Plastic Containers are useful mainly in an EPA (ESD Protected Area) and do not offer static shielding outside of the EPA environments. Our ASP-PP plastic containers and vials have a surface resistivity of 1×1010 ohm/sq. – 9.9×1012 ohm/sq. and offers a high surface resistance.
Typical uses for our American made ASP-PP hinged lid plastic containers are for the storing of non-static sensitive items in an EPA, such as standoffs, nuts, and bolts. ASP-PP plastic vials help keep the static charge low in an EPA rather than using traditional materials for storing items that could produce static when the container is being moved around. Another typical use is for storing items where dust is an issue. Anti-Static Pink containers don’t allow dust to stick to the surface of the container allowing for the dust to be easily removed. With this, Our ASP containers all come with attached hinged lid to ensure dust does not enter the container and get to your items.
Unlike our other permanent ESD products, this plastic material will lose its anti-static property over time as the additive seeps out of the material, making it a non-permanent solution. This effect is called blooming, and it is how this product works to create an anti-static surface, creating a new layer of anti-static coating over time. Blooming can cause the container to change visually and create adhesion issues if the container is labeled. Blooming time can vary based on the environment of the plastic container.
Being based on polypropylene, Anti-Static Pink Polypropylene can bend and flex, allowing for an attached lid with a flexible hinge. It is also offered in both round and square container options in dozens of different sizes. From our round Lacons® and Lavial® to the square boxes featured in our Flex-A-Top® product line, we are sure to have your ASP-PP storage needs covered.
These USA made ESD plastic containers are transparent pink in color, allowing a person to see through the container to view what is inside without the need to open it. Foam inserts are also available for some parts to create a perfect ESD packaging solution to storing and protecting items without them moving around.
If you have items that would benefit from being in a small anti-static plastic container with an attached lid, browse the selection of USA made containers offered through lacontainerstore.com for purchasing in bulk or at esdplasticcontainers.com for small-volume purchases.