Electrons temporarily removed from various items can cause static charges. Whatever has excess electrons has a negative charge; the object from which electrons have been taken will be positively charged. Electrons will tend to jump from one object to another if at all possible in order to neutralize all charges. This behavior differs from electrical current, or electrodynamics; instead, electrostatics and charges are termed static electricity.
Refers to an electrical charge, which may affect synthetic thread during sewing. An Anti-stat is usually added to the thread lubricant to minimize the effect of static.
the build up of electrical charges on a surface produced by the contact and separation of dissimilar materials.