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Net and Polar Charge

How does knowing about this difference between “net charge” and “polar charge” help solve static problems?

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2 Static Bars for Static on 2 Sides?

When static can be on both sides of a web, can two static bars neutralize the charges on both sides?

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Static Quiz - Winding Roll - Answer

With a high electric field on this winding roll, what is the best way to neutralize the static?

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Static Quiz - Winding Roll

With a high electric field on this winding roll, what is the best way to neutralize the static?

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Does Coating Neutralize Static?

Why worry about static prior to coating? Doesn’t coating neutralize static?

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Find Sources of Static Charging

Electrostatic fieldmeters may be used to quantitatively measure the amount of static charge on the web.

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Stopping Winter Static … how?

Around this time every year, I remember that static problems will be worse in the coming winter months. This is well known and we pretty much understand why … it is a humidity thing.

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Static causes 6 kinds of waste

The AIMCAL (Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators) 2011 Web Coating Conference had many interesting presentations. One was on designing a lean production line. This got me thinking about waste caused by static.

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Kelly on Static welcomes you!

Our PFFC website is up and running. Static is more interesting than ever!

Please feel free to ask questions and offer your perspectives on static. I’ll be writing about static issues and offering my reviews and opinions on meeting that I attend and articles that I read.

I’ll be at the AIMCAL Web Coating Conference from 10/23-26/2011 talking about controlling static on unwinding rolls.

Stay tuned … more to come.

Cheers, Kelly R.


Insulators, Conductors and Static Dissipative materials …

We often use jargon to communicate using “technical short-hand.” It is very important, now and then, to take a step back and think about what these terms mean. Does the term “static dissipative” mean the same thing to you as it does to me?

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