Static Shielding Bag

What Does Static Shielding Bag Mean?

A static shielding bag is a shipping bag that protects electronic components from static or electrostatic discharge-based damage. It is specifically designed to ship new or used electronic or computing components, such as hard drives, processors and sound cards.

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A static shielding bag is also known as an anti-static bag.

Techopedia Explains Static Shielding Bag

A static shielding bag is made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) material. It is similar to a plastic bag but may take a foamy or bubble-wrapped shape. Depending on its packed materials, a static shielding bag’s colors may be silver, black or pink.

Static shielding bags are designed according to Faraday Cage principles, which eliminate external static and non-static electric fields.

A static shielding bag also has a thick layer that protects equipment from mechanical damage.

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