Special ESD products and ESD tools must be used in numerous industrial sectors in order to protect sensitive electronic components against electrostatic discharge. igus® has developed the ESD energy chain for these demanding applications. Made of the material igumid ESD, the energy chain immediately discharges permanent electrostatic charges in a controlled manner. igumid ESD consists of an igus® energy chain material which has been tried and tested for over 30 years now in millions of applications. Its special additives provide the required properties and even exceed the standard material in mechanical requirements. For example, the higher rigidity and approx. 15% lower density, which can be used to implement a longer unsupported length, depending on the application. The ESD energy chain also features an even longer service life thanks to the material. Unlike temporarily acting, applied conductive coatings or volatile, incorporated antistatics, the additives used provide durable and maintenance-free conductivity. Another advantage is the resistance to adverse ambient conditions.