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• Revolutionary Static-Dissipative PVC Plating renders acrylic-made products obsolete for any static- or particle-sensitive application

• Chemically embedded dissipative layers maintain a surface resistivity of about 107 ohms/square, even under real-world abuse Ideal for cleanroom use—effective static dissipation helps control particulate contamination by eliminating static attraction Transparent material allows complete visibility

• Also resists a wide range of corrosive chemicals and will not outgas

Features & Benefits

Features and Benefits

Static-Dissipative PVC Plating

Static-Dissipative PVC Plating

Available in 3mm, 4mm, 6mm, 10mm. Transparent, colorless, standard sheet size of 4' x 8' (1219 mm x 2438 mm)—other sizes are available on a custom basis. Both surfaces of the sheet are covered with masking paper for protection during shipping, and one or more sheets are packed per carton and then in a wooden crate.

PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride): Flame-Retardant (FM Listed)
Static-Dissipative PVC Plating
  • Revolutionary Static-Dissipative PVC Plating renders acrylic-made products obsolete for any static- or particle-sensitive application
  • Chemically embedded dissipative layers maintain a surface resistivity of about 107 ohms/square, even under real-world abuse
  • Ideal for cleanroom use—effective static dissipation helps control particulate contamination by eliminating static attraction
  • Transparent material allows complete visibility
  • Also resists a wide range of corrosive chemicals and will not outgas

This revolutionary material offers a new alternative to standard methods of static control in the cleanroom, lab, and other industrial environments. Like acrylic, it can be easily worked and offers great visibility, yet it also resists a wide range of chemicals (see chart). It is completely noncontaminating, and so can be safely used in the cleanest work environments.

The solvent of the static-dissipative dielectric coating melts the plating and mixes with the coating material so that the mixture adheres to the plate top. Both materials are mingled in the coating process. The coated material has great adhesion power and never comes off. The electrical characteristics are not affected by rubbing, and the transparency remains unchanged for long periods with little or no fogging.


Static-dissipative PVC features surface resistance between 106 and 108 ohms/square—much less than that of other treated plastics. Tests show that when 10KV is applied to the surface, electrostatic potential remains less than 15V, and static decay time is less than 1 second. And because this plating offers such effective static dissipation, it will not attract dust or other contaminating particles that could damage sensitive microelectronic components.

In a test conducted in accordance with ASTM D 257, both colorless and colored transparent plating sheets were subjected to a relative humidity of 20-80% at 10°C to 30°C and the samples exhibited almost no change in physical characteristics. The surface resistivity remained greater than 107 ohms/square.

This plating is also durable. It features superb resistance to UV radiation; tests have indicated almost no loss of static protection after 500 hours of continuous exposure to a fadeometer. In temperature tests, it maintained its dissipative properties after 50 cycles of temperature fluctuations from -20°C to 60°C. It is also completely noncombustible.

It also offers all of the chemical-resistance of standard PVC plating. It remains unaffected by a wide range of chemical solutions (see chart). In the case of mixed chemicals, resistance can vary widely depending on the exact mix. Be sure to perform a test prior to using any new chemical solutions or mixtures.


This plating allows easy cutting, bending, welding, and adhesive joining, and is therefore ideal in many situations for which no suitable material currently exists. Just consider these possible applications:

  • In integrated circuit containers: Static-Dissipative PVC Plating can be used in:
    • Desiccator
    • Glove Boxes
    • Silicon wafer boats
    • IC storage containers
    • Transparent trays
    • IC chips and IC card boxes (PE, PET)
    • Universal Hoods
    • Transparent magazine rails
  • In the cleanroom: Static-Dissipative PVC Plating can be used in:
    • Cleanroom partitions
    • Cleanroom benches
    • Equipment covers
    • Chamber inspection windows
    • Door and wall linings
    • Curtains
    • Fluorescent lamp louvers
    • Pass-through and tunnel coating
The Razor Scrape Test
Electrical Properties
CharacteristicUnitTransparent Static-Dissipative PVCRigid PVC PlateTesting Method
Surface Resistivityomega/106 ~ 101016ASTM D-257/JIS K 6911
Volume Resistivityomega•cm1017 ~ 181018ASTM D-257/JIS K 7194
Saturated Charge VoltageVLess than 103,000*
Half LifeMomentaryLong*
  • * Measured with a static-honest meter (20°C, 60% RH)
  • Applied voltage: 10,000V
  • Applied voltage • material distance: 20mm
  • Detected voltage • material distance: 15mm
Chemical Resistance
after 3 Days
after 30 Days
Anti-Static properties
after 3 Days
Anti-Static properties
after 30 Days
Acids and
Hydrochloric acid36%UU (Redish)UU
Sulfuric acid97%CS (Blackish)x (Black)UU
Nitric acid60%UU (Greenish)UCS
Phosphoric acid85%UUUU
Acetic acid95%UUUU
Fluoric acid46%CS (Light Green)CS (Greenish)Ux
Hydrogen peroxide10%UCS (Powdering)UU
Sodium hydroxide50%UUUU
Ammonia aquenous solution25%UUUU
Ethylene glycol100%UUUU
OthersSalt water30%UUUU
Mild detergent10%UUUU
  • U = Unaffected
  • CS = Changed Slightly
  • x = not recommended
  • Tests conducted on 3 mil., 6 mil and 10 mil material. Immersion temp. 25°C.
Static-Dissipative PVC
Specific gravity1.4JIS K 7112
RockwellM scale76JIS K 7202
R scale122
Surface hardnessPencil hardnessHJIS K 5400
Tensile yield strengthMPa74JIS K 7162-1B/50
Flexural strengthMPa98JIS K 7171
Flexural modulusMPa3400JIS K 7171
Charpy impact strengthKJ/m22.3JIS K 711-1ePA
Deflection temperature°C/1.8MPa65JIS K 7191
Coefficient of thermal expansion10-5/°C7JIS K 7197
Thermal conductivityW/m • K0.18Laser Flash Method
Specific heatJ/g • K1.11
FlammabilitySelf extinguishingJIS K 6911
Water absorption%0.02JIS K 7209
Abrasion Resistance

The effect of surface abrasion is very small and produces almost no change in the material’s antistatic characteristics.

  • Testing conditions: Scrubbing with nylon fabric at a load of 500 grams
  • Testing method: ASTM D 257 (20°C 60% RH)
Temperature and Humidity Effects

Even when temperature or humidity vary, this material’s antistatic properties exhibit almost no change, and this excellent feature is stable over the long term.

  • Testing method: ASTM D 257

Static-Dissipative PVC Plating

Terra's SDPVC features bonded dissipative layers that resist abrasion. SDPVC desiccators retain their surface resistivity of 106 - 108 ohms/square indefinitely (unlike spray-on coatings that can wear off after a few years), protecting your materials against ESD damage. Further, the control of static charges eliminates particle attractions, helping maintain clean surfaces.

The Razor Scrape Test

Terra Universal Static-Dissipative PVC with embedded dissipative media—minimal particle shedding.

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