Static Electricity; Causes and Cures in Web Converting

Static Electricity; Causes and Cures in Web Converting

Matt Fyffe
Meech International

The purpose of this presentation is to look at what static is, how it occurs, what factors affect static electricity, the methods available to counteract it and how to use these methods in a variety of web handling applications. It is not intended to be an exacting, scientific reference guide; instead its aim is to answer the most commonly asked questions about static electricity control.

We will focus on the different technologies available to control static electricity and the advantages and disadvantages of each as well as some of the most common installations and applications for static control.