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By samcorp73 ·
I work as a tech. in a retail environment. The powers that be have come up with a new uniform for the staff which includes a Nylon vest.

They are making the tech. staff wear them too. "It will provide a consistant appearance, and increase our brand recognition" - they say.

It is my contention that nylon causes static discharge. - They do not believe me.

All of our workstations are grounded, by why increase the risk?

Can anyone confirm, and possible point me to any resources that will also.

I think that they just think we do not want to wear the uniforms. :-)

Thanks

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by TheChas In reply to nylon and ESD

Yes, nylon is both an ESD generator, and charge storer.

Check out the links at www.esdsystems.com for more details.

You could purchase an inexpensive ESD field meter, or have a rep. from an ESD supply firm come in, to show management just how bad the ESD from the uniforms is.

other information resources;
www.allspec.com retail esd supplies
http://www.esda.org/ ESD control association

Unfortunately, most of the ESD garments are made of nylon, but they have special "conductive" threads added to them.
An ESD garment that has worn out is actually one of the worst garment to wear, as it no longer dissapates any charge.

Chas

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by samcorp73 In reply to nylon and ESD

Perfect - exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.

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