Everything you need to know about LA Container’s CAS-PP plastic material
LA Container offers many types of ESD (ElectroStatic Discharge) plastic materials. One of them is CAS-PP and it stands for Conductive Anti-Static Polypropylene. Our CAS-PP is a conductive material that will ground the container to the work surface it is touching. This allows our plastic CAS packaging to be able to discharge any static build up very quickly from the surface of the material. Since it is conductive, the surface resistivity is less than 1×106 ohm/sq and surface resistance that is less than 1×105ohm. A voltage from 5kV to 50V will decay in less than 2 seconds.
Typically, ESD plastic containers are used for the storing of static sensitive items, such as electronics. This is because the ESD material can help protect against the buildup of static that can cause expensive damage. With conductive materials, it will ground faster than dissipative materials, and static will flow in a rapid manner, starting with no initial charge. Conductive materials will help prevent static discharge when humans are in contact with the plastic containers and can help keep the static charge minimal when containers are being moved around.
Being based on polypropylene, these USA made ESD containers can bend and flex, allowing our containers to have an attached lid with a flexible hinge. Thanks to this attached hinged lid, our CAS plastic containers are sure to keep any unwanted contaminants out while keeping your contents secure. Our CAS Polypropylene containers are also offered in many shapes, such as round vials and square boxes. Foam inserts are also available for a perfect solution to storing and protecting items without them moving around. These CAS containers come in an opaque black color, not allowing a person to see into the container without opening the attached lid. All CAS-PP plastic containers and vials made from LA Container are proudly made in the USA.
All of our conductive plastic is tested under ASTM D257, ANSI/ESD STM11.11, and FTMS101C 4046.1 before molding at the manufacturer, and the surface resistivity and static decay are reverified after molding using the ACL Staticide 880 and Prostat PDT-740B respectively for their test.
If you have electronics or items that would benefit from being stored inside a conductive container, browse the selection of containers offered through lacontainerstore.com for purchasing in bulk or at esdplasticcontainers.com for small volume purchases.