Polymers are generally excellent electrical insulators. Due to this feature, electrical grounding of plastic products is unreliable as it may cause serious safety problems for persons and equipment.
High voltage discharge of any electrostatic charges accumulated on the surface of plastic items may obviously represent a considerable danger, especially in the presence of explosive atmospheres.
The most immediate solution to this problem can be obtained by dispersing electrically conductive materials in the polymeric matrices.
Compounds formulated in this way show a variable resistivity within a range from 1 to 10^12 Ohm.
- LATISTAT: Filled with carbon black or graphite, these materials are the simplest and most economical solution for most requirements concerning antistatic properties;
- LATIOHM: LATI’s most versatile electrically conductive products ensure permanent conductivity thanks to the presence of carbon fiber (black color) or conductive polymers (colorable).
LATIOHM materials can also be formulated to offer excellent mechanical performance.
Perfect for applications according to ATEX Directive;
- LATIOHM CNT: Conductive compounds filled with carbon nanotubes represent the best compromise between low resistivity and respect of mechanical properties of the base resin;
- LATISHIELD: Filled with stainless steel fibers, these materials are designed for the manufacture of electromagnetic emission shielding parts able to reduce the interference up to 60 db.