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New electrostatic discharge material launchedPosted on 15/10/2007

A new material designed to prevent electrostatic discharges from equipment including clamping handles and handwheels has been launched.

Elesa has launched the new material in a range of its products, while it is expected to serve as ideal hand protection for many industrial and construction workers who use the company's thermoplastic machine elements.

According to Engineeringtalk, variants of the new material are also expected to be launched for machinery and equipment used in areas including circuit board assembly and chip insertion work.

Elesa, whose UK division is based in Lincolnshire, is one of the world's leading plastic accessories manufacturers.

The company was founded in 1941 in Italy and includes operations in Austria, France, Spain, Poland and Scandinavia.

Protective workwear remains a major issue in health and safety, with US company Graphic Products recently launching a free guide outlining important safety tips which could be useful to many UK firms.

Available to order online, the guide has been designed to help knowledge of health and safety in industrial and construction-based industries.

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