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Thread: removing static from plastic
04-13-2007, 09:01 AM #1
What is the best way to remove static electricity from polypropylene, or any plastic for that matter? I can't induce a charge on what is going to be touching it.
04-13-2007, 09:11 AM #2
04-13-2007, 09:27 AM #3
Have a grounded whiskered pickup in touch with the surface of the plastic. This needs to cover a large area as possible. These are often found in such products a laser printers which discharge static electricity from moving paper sheets just before they exit the printer.
04-13-2007, 09:41 AM #4
Wipe it with the anti cling sheets that go in the dryer,an ols trick reloaders use to stop powder from clinging to plastic powder funnels
04-13-2007, 02:13 PM #5
one of the sign places i go to has the biggest buble jet printer i have ever seen. if there doing plastic sheets with the protective film, peeling the fim off creates anough static to repel the ink! it litraly floots off!! they use a ion pump and it works brilliantly. its like a vacume cleaner that blows! simply wave nozzel over charged object and charge has gone! i can also tell u thoes conductive brushes on the end of copyers help lower the static but theres a lot of charge left!
can u tell us more about the job it would help to know a little more if u can say?? like that u might get a better answer.
04-13-2007, 02:39 PM #6
Get an ion gun. Google antistatic gun or ion nozzle .
I used to have an old EnerJet that attached to a compressed air nozzle, but it died and I can't find parts for the generator box.
04-13-2007, 03:19 PM #7
04-14-2007, 12:41 AM #8
Try spraying on a diluted solution of water and dish washing soap and do not wipe it off. It will form a film that controls the static buildup.
The early attempts at static electricity control used a similar method in the aerospace/missile plants.
04-14-2007, 01:36 AM #9
Well there is the antistatic brushes that use to be
available in the photo business, to get rid of
dust or lint pickup on negatives to be printed.
It was a Polonium strip with a brush atached.
Of course now that the Russian defector in England
was killed with the stuff it may be hard to find.
04-14-2007, 02:02 AM #10
'Lathefan's post pretty much sums up what I could suggest.
Also try HiFi stores - as lovers of vinyl records often use a spray that removes static charge without leaving any significant film which would interfere with the groovy tunes.