Abstract :

Static electricity is a common problem in the world of polymers, which themselves act as electrical insulators. Static electricity causes the surfaces to pick-up dust or to stick to each other. A more dangerous consequence is its sudden discharge which, for example, can lead to a dust explosion. This paper suggests the remedies such as the addition of an antistatic agent to the base polymer. This lowers surface resistivity to such a level that the static charge can easily get dissipated.