Definitions for "Antistatic agent"
A substance applied to a substrate to prevent the accumulation of an electric charge.
Additive used to help eliminate or lessen static electricity from the surface of the plastic part.
Antistatic agents are additives that eliminate the charge potential in a polymer. Almost all polymers are good electric insulators, thus major sources of static electricity. Static electricity is caused by the contact and then separation of two non-conductive surfaces. As these surfaces separate, electrons go to one surface leaving the other positively charged. This stored charge is only relieved by coming in contact with a conductive surface; i.e., metal, human skin, dust, etc.