ESD cleanroom collection Be.Static and its possibilities
New ESD cleanroom collection Be.Static offers basis for special models for the rapidly growing battery market in Europe.
While semiconductor production has been growing steadily, but only moderately, over the past year and months, there have been almost weekly reports of new production sites for battery manufacturing, the so-called gigafactories, in Europe. This is due to the EU's plan to shorten supply chains and reduce overseas dependence.
Alongside the Scandinavian countries and our immediate neighbours, Germany is the hotspot for future battery production in Europe. This can be measured by the number of gigafactories and their capacities. About 75% of Europe's largest gigafactories are planned, under construction or already completed in Germany.
In order to meet the various demands of the new battery and also the semiconductor industry, the Be.Static collection offers a comprehensive initial range and a very good starting point for special models. It has turned out that the requirements and wishes are quite different between the individual production sites, which shows parallels to the established pharmaceutical industry.
The common denominator of all ESD cleanroom clothing from Alsico High Tech is compliance with the following parameters:
- ESD - clothing standard IEC 61340-4-9
- Cleanroom standard up to ISO class 4 according to ISO 14644-1
- Particle retention according to IEST-RP-CC003.4
- Tested wearing comfort
To comply with the ESD standard, cleanroom fabrics are used which are interspersed with yarns containing carbon and form a small-structured network known as grids. Depending on the collection, Alsico uses the branded yarns Resistat® (synthetic core with carbon sheathing) and Nega-Stat® P210 (carbon core with polyester sheathing) with different grid sizes for a wide range of needs.
The "Alsibatt" model shows how far a special request from a current Gigafactory site can go. Here, the individual wishes of the customer were brought together and implemented to an unprecedented degree on the basis of a model from Be.Static.
The most obvious innovation is the colour black as the main colour in the cleanroom. This will initially cause inner resistance among many cleanroom users, as mainly light colours are common according to the cleanroom idea. The colour black is due to the high degree of contamination within this particular production. Special oils are used that leave traces on the clothes even after washing, which do not cause increased particle emissions, but would make the clothes look unsightly after a short time if the usual colours were white or light blue.
In addition, the Alsibatt fabric has been equipped with a finish that has hydrophobic properties and thus resists the penetration of oils through the fabric.
Another very noteworthy point is the exemplary function of the Negastat P210 on this fabric, which exceeds the IEC 61340 standard with 10exp5 - 10exp6 Ohm/m² according to DIN 54345.
The innovations at a glance:
- Black as the main colour in the cleanroom
- Oil-repellent and hydrophobic finish
- Outstanding discharge values 10exp5 - 10exp6 Ohm/m²
This development was made possible by a well-functioning team in product management and Alsico High Tech's special proximity to its suppliers and their capabilities.
With the Be.Static collection and the wide range of variants for special models, Alsico High Tech is well prepared for all future requests from battery manufacturers and their gigafactories, a sector that is very new to Europe.
Contact: Fabian Dambacher, Key Account Manager CEE, firstname.lastname@example.org, Alsico High Tech NV