A rigid High Density Conductive Foam, provides excellent protection for static sensitive devices.
Our conductive foam is a polyurethane foam filled with carbon, ensuring excellent ESD protection. Conductive foam is designed for repeat use, and will act like a Faraday cage when an item is fully enclosed within it. Because of this, a static shielding bag is not needed as an outer container when using conductive foam.
Our high-density component foam meets TS10218 standards meaning it is non-corrosive. It is important to note that, in order to avoid damage/crushing, 1 square meter is supplied in 4 pieces, each is 0.5 meter square. Foam can be supplied in any size to suit numerous packaging requirements. Our high-density conductive foam can easily be stamped or shaped to accommodate the most demanding criteria – just let us know and we can do this for you. Alternatively, we also offer low-density conductive foam opposed to high-density foam.
What is conductive foam?
Conductive foam is similar to standard packaging foams but with one crucial difference – the addition of carbon to the polymer mix during the manufacturing process to provide a high level of conductivity. This allows any electric current to pass through the cell structure of the foam and away from the component. Generally, the foam will have permanent conductive performance, meaning it is ideal for multi-trip packaging and in-plant handling applications. Its performance isn’t affected by atmospheric conditions.
There are two grades of conductive foam: lead-insertion grade and component grade. Lead-insertion grade conductive foam is designed to have components directly mounted into the foam via their leads, and will drain charge off of attached components. Cushion grade conductive foam is designed to package something like a circuit board or hard disk drive.
Although it is the most expensive type of ESD foam, it serves its purpose in fully protecting your ESD sensitive component. If you were to use a much cheaper foam which doesn’t offer any conductive properties, then you may be compromising your electronic item to static damage. Using a cheaper, standard foam is not always the right solution and can lead to devastating consequences which could have been avoided in the first instance.
- Meets TS10218. (Non-corrosive).
- Very low shedding.
- Supplied 1 meter x 1 meter.
- Manufactured from a conductive polyurethane to protect ESD sensitive devices.
- Provides mechanical and electrical protection.
- All foams are made in the United Kingdom.
- Bespoke customisation.
- Great to use in conjunction with conductive component boxes.
- RoHS and REACH compliant.
- Compliant according to IEC-61340-1-5 International Standard.
We have a whole range of component storage at Bondline to suit all needs, from conductive carousels and storage cabinets to anti-static foam. If you would like advice on storing your components correctly, contact one of our team members today. Our experienced team will be happy to help discuss this through with you and assist you with your storage solutions.
Conductive component box with conductive foam.