Pink bags and bubble wrap and anti static tubes

These products are anti-static, in that they are specially coated with a material which prevents static charge build up.  It works great at what is does,  BUT it does not protect fully against static discharge damage.  If you are carrying a high voltage static charge and pick up a bag containing components, one of these products will not provide better protection than a non treated plastic bag against that charge damaging the components.  Many people assume the pink bags protect components from this type of static damage – they help because they are a plastic bag providing some level of insulation, but their coating doesn’t shield the components inside from a static discharge.

Silver and black static shielding bags

These are conductive bags (at voltages level which can cause static damage).  They provide full static protection for components.

 

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