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ABF-300 ESD Control Film


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ABF-300 ESD Control Film

Static Dissipative Adhesive-Backed Polyester  Film

ABF-300  ESD Control Film composite is a clear, adhesive-backed film product designed  to control static electricity for a wide range of end uses. Suitable for  application on smooth, flat, non-porous surfaces, it is a high tensile, high  tear strength polyester film surfaced with SciCron Technologies proprietary,  clear, C-300 static dissipative surfacing. This unique technology prevents  charge generation on the film surface, thereby controlling particulate  attraction and preventing electrostatic discharge (ESD) events. This performance  is permanent and totally independent of humidity. ABF-300 ESD Control  Film is made with a high shear strength pressure sensitive adhesive for  maximum performance and application versatility. The product exhibits excellent  clarity, toughness, chemical resistance, surface hardness, mar resistance,  dimensional stability, and UV light screening properties.Applications
ABF-300 ESD Control Film resists  tribocharging under all circumstances and cannot generate a charge when properly  grounded. This makes it ideal for use in manufacturing and assembly operations  for charge sensitive electronic components where it can help prevent both  immediate and latent ESD caused defects. Since it resists charge build-up it  does not attract contaminants, so it can also help prevent contamination-related  rejects in ultra-clean manufacturing operations. Consequently, it is used in the  semiconductor, electronic, and micro-manufacturing, industries. It is ideally  suited for application to glass cleanroom glazing to prevent surface charge  generation. Other uses include application to: machine covers and enclosures;  work station and wall panel surfaces; various insulative surfaces like cabinets,  boxes, drawers, and melamine laminates; CRT screens; die cut parts for OEM made  devices and assemblies; and plastic panels and parts which are in ESD sensitive  areas.InstallationABF-300 ESD Control Film is applied to glass or any other smooth  surface like a conventional adhesive-backed window film or security film. It can  be cut to size with simple tools like utility knives and scissors. Note: Once  the release film backing has been removed to expose the adhesive, the product  can be easily ruined if it is allowed to fold over on itself causing adhesive to  touch adhesive. Even if this contact is momentary, it is very unlikely that the  film can be restored to its original flat condition. For more information on  handling and installation refer to SciCron Technologies Technical Information  Bulletin No. FP-01.
Features and  Benefits
Cannot be tribocharged when properly grounded – Prevents buildup of  static charge and accumulation of harmful contamination.Electrostatic decay in less than 0.05 second per Federal Test Standard  101C, Method 4046.1 – Results in rapid static dissipation without arcing. Surface resistivity of 106 – 108 ohms per  square – Provides for ESD control. Permanence in static dissipation performance – Avoids cost of  application of temporary topical anti-stats. Humidity independent static charge control – Avoids inconvenience of  maintaining high levels of humidity and damage caused by such humidity. Advanced technology, uniform surface treatment – Avoids conductive  discontinuities (charged “hot spots”) often found with non-uniform temporary  topical anti-stats. Superior optical properties – High clarity polyester film with C-300  surfacing means optimum use of available light in glazing applications. 90% UV light screen – Reduces UV exposure for light sensitive  materials and processes. High tear and tensile strength polyester film – Adds impact and  shatter resistance to glass windows for added facility security and personnel  protection. Hard, mar resistant, durable surface – C-300 surface reduces risk of  mechanical surface damage. Superior chemical resistance – Reduces risk of solvent or chemical  surface damage.Availability
ABF-300 ESD Control Film
composite is  available as a clear 4.0 mil film with a 1.0 mil release film backing which is  removed prior to installation.Standard roll size: 48″ x 96″Roll Price: $334.00 ORDER NOW Made in USA


ABF-300 ESD Control Film
Typical  Physical Properties (Typical but not guaranteed)
property test method units ABF-300 ESD Control Film
(4 mil)
Tensile Strength ASTM D-882 psi 25,000
Break Strength ASTM D-882 lbs/inch 110
Peel Strength ASTM D-882 lbs/inch 5
U Factor ASHREA Handbook Methods BTU/ft2/hroF 1.02-1.13
Total Solar Energy Reflected ASTM E-903 % 10
Total Solar Energy Transmitted ASTM E-903 % 82
Total Solar Energy Absorbed ASTM E-903 % 8
Total Solar Energy Rejected ASHREA Handbook Methods % 17
Shading Coefficient ASHREA Handbook Methods 0.94
Light Transmittance — Total UV ASHREA Handbook Methods % 10
Light Transmittance — Total Visible ASTM D-1003 % 87
Haze ASTM D-1003 % 6.0
Surface Resistivity ASTM D-257 ohms/sq 106-108
Surface Resistance EOS/ESD S11.11 ohms 105-107
Electrostatic Decay FTS 101C Method 4046.1* sec Less than 0.05
* Federal Test Standard 101C,  Method 4046.1 as described in EIA-541, Appendix F, Measurement of Electrostatic  Decay Properties of Dissipative Planar Materials
Chemical Resistance ASTM  D-543
Samples  immersed in the specified chemicals for 24 hours at room temperature and then  visually examined
Chemical Surface Attack Visual Evaluation
Deionized Water None Clear
30% Sodium Hydroxide None Slight Change
30% Sulfuric Acid None Clear
30% Nitric Acid None Clear
Methanol None Clear
Ethanol None Clear
Isopropyl Alcohol None Clear
Methylene Chloride None Clear
1. Polyester is a combustible thermoplastic.  Observe fire precautions appropriate for comparable forms of wood and paper.
2. Clean with soap and water. Do not use abrasives. Avoid inappropriate  contact with solvents.



Technical Bulletin FP-01

Application of ABF-300™ ESD Control Film

Tools Required
Plastic bottle with atomizing sprayer filled with soap solution (3 drops of Johnson and Johnson Baby Shampoo in 1 pint of filtered, deionized water), lint-free wipers, tape measure, straight-edge ruler, single edge razor lade cutter or utility knife, four to six-inch rubber squeegee, and transparent tape.
Surface Preparation
For best results, the application surface should be hard and smooth, e.g. windows, partitions, walls, or machine enclosures. Note that ABF-300 ESD Control Film is intended for interior surfaces only. Ideal application temperature is between 40ºF and 80ºF.

Turn off equipment that might blow dust onto the application surface. Thoroughly clean the surface to remove dirt and other contaminants. Use a scraper or razor blade to remove any loose or rough particles. Pay particular attention to edges and corners where there may be dirt build-up. After cleaning, squeegee the surface dry, and collect any residual liquid with a lint-free wiper.

Step 1 – Cutting the Film
Measure the area to be covered. Add 1/2″ on all sides, this excess will be trimmed off after application. Lay the film on a flat, clean, and dry surface. Using a straight edge and single-edge razor blade, cut the film to the oversized dimensions. When cutting, retain one side with the factory edge.
Step 2 – Wetting the Application Surface
Using the sprayer, apply the soapy water solution generously to the application surface until beads of moisture appear on the surface. The solution will act as a lubricant and will not ultimately affect the clarity of the film. If the surface becomes dry before film application, repeat the spraying operation.
Step 3 – Removing the Film Backing
Remove the clear protective liner from the folm by attaching two pieces of transparent tape to the front and back surfaces of the film at a corner. Allow enough tape to lap over the edge of the film to retain a grip on each piece of the tape. Pull the pieces of tape apart, separating the liner from the film. The liner should be removed in one smooth, continuous motion. Wet the back side (adhesive side) of the film with the soap solution as the liner is removed (a second pair of hands may be helpful).
Step 4 – Placing the Film on the Application Surface
Place the wetted adhesive side on the wet application surface, lining up the factory edge with a straight surface edge. Carefully position the film so that it overlaps the remaining sides. Be sure to handle the film carefully to avoid wrinkles and creases. Both water and air buddles will be smoothed away during the squeegee process, but creases cannot easily be removed.
Step 5 – Removing Water and Air Bubbles
Spray the entire surface of the film with a soapy water solution to act as a lubricant during the squeegee process. Squeegee the film surface, starting in the middle and working first towards the top and then the bottom. Using short strokes, next squeegee from the center, alternating towards the left and then right sides, beginning from the top-center of the film surface, working progressively down to the bottom of the application surface. Do not go all the way to either side or edge at this time. Apply enough pressure to remove all of the water and air bubbles. Do not try to squeegee the far edges or corners until they have been trimmed.
Step 6 – Trimming to Final Dimension
Using a straight edge and single-edge razor blade, trim as closely as possible to the edge of the application surface. Wet the entire film surface when trimming is complete, and squeegee once more, all the way out to the edges and corners, removing any moisture and air bubbles remaining between the film and the surface below. When all air bubbles and moisture have been removed between the film and application surface, dry the exterior face of the film with a lint-free wiper.
Application on Surfaces Wider than the ABF-300 ESD Control Film
Two or more widths of film can be butted together prior to the squeegee process. If a perfect seam is required, the film can be overlapped and double-cut like wallpaper.
Grounding the Film Surface
The entire surface of ABF-300 ESD Control Films is eletroconductive. To ground, it is necessary only to contact ground at one point on each piece of film. Grounding can be achieved through a direct mechanical attachment or by attachment of conductive tape that is relayed to ground.
Cleaning and Care of ABF-300 ESD Control Film

  • Wait 4-7 days before attempting to clean freshly applied film. This will allow the surface of the film to dry and cure to the application surface.
  • Wash only with deionized water or a very dilute, mild soapy solution if necessary.
  • Never use solvents or ammonia for cleaning.
  • Never clean with brushes, paper towels, or any kind of abrasives.


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The information and statements contained herein are believed to be accurate, however, users should perform their own testing and verification to determine the durability, applicability and suitability of the products for their own purposes.  NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS A REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED.