ESTAT-Garments Protective clothing for use in the manufacturing of electrostatic sensitive devices
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Measurement of point-to-point resistances of ESD garments according to the ESDA and IEC standards

The main objective of the project is to supply the standards body IEC TC101 (Electrostatics) with a basis to qualify the effectiveness of clothing used for the ESD-safe handling (commonly named ESD-garments) of ESD (ElectroStatic Discharge) sensitive devices and to develop appropriate test methods for the characterisation of such ESD protective garments. More information...

Project partners

The project consortium consists of four complementary research organisations - VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) from Finland, SP (Swedish National Testing and Research Institute) from Sweden, Centexbel (Wetenschappelijk en technisch centrum van de Belgische textielnijverheid) from Belgium and STFI (Sachsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V.) from Germany - and one university, Electrical Engineering Department of University of Genova from Italy. The consortium is reinforced by two electronics manufacturers (end-users of ESD protective garments) - Nokia (FIN) and Celestica (I) - who will participate in the project acting outside the framework of the contract. The project is co-ordinated by VTT. More information...

Participants of the project kick-off meeting

Participants of the project kick-off meeting. Click image for larger version.

This project is supported by the European Commission, Contract No. G6RD-CT-2001-00615.



 February 28

  • End of the project.

 April 2005

 April 25-29

 Executive summary

 June 15-17

  • Electrostatics 2005 Conference
    Presentation of projects results