Anti Static Bags

For versatile solutions to ESD protection, antistatic bags are a must have. Able to shield items that need to retain their electrostatic discharge protection, these bags are able to protect any item that can fit inside them.

There are many static-sensitive electronic components and devices that must be protected from electrostatic discharge to prevent disruption to their working. Therefore, antistatic packaging is a fantastic way of transporting an item outside of an ESD safe environment.

The RS components range of antistatic bags offers solutions from leading brands, and are perfect for when you need to protect sensitive electrical components from electrostatic discharge.

How do They Work?

Antistatic bags come in two variants, those that are made with metallised film, and those that are made with polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). The metallised versions are usually silver in colour, and the PET versions are normally coloured pink. Bags are usually branded with an ESD symbol to clarify their use.

Metallised Bags

Known as conducive antistatic bags, these operate by using a layer of conductive metal and a dielectric plastic layer. With a dissipative coating, these bags not only prevent static discharge from building up, but also protect from contact with static charge.

PET Bags

Also called dissipative antistatic bags, these operate by having a dissipative coating. This coating prevents a static charge building on the bag by dissipating the charge to a ground. However, these bags are not resistant to ESD, and will not protect the contents from coming into contact with an item that is carrying a static charge.

There are black versions of PET antistatic bags that contain a trace amount of carbon. This provides partial shielding from static electricity.

Types of ESD Bag

The RS range of ESD safe bags have various methods of sealing, from heat seal for long term single use storage, or reclosable flaps and zippers for convenient re-use. There are also bubble re-enforced bags and pouches to offer impact protection, as well as moisture barriers for added confidence in long term storage.

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Description Price Colour Closure Type Quantity Per Package Height Dissipative Width Conductive Anti-Static Static Shielding Bubble Bag Moisture Barrier Complies with EN 61340-5-1
RS Stock No. 182-8809
BrandRS PRO
€16.29
1 Bag of 100
Bag(s)
Silver Heat Seal 100 152 mm Yes 102mm Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
RS Stock No. 397-4291
BrandRS PRO
€14.17
1 Box of 20
Box(es)
Pink Heat Seal 20 650 mm No 300 mm, 500 mm No Yes No No No Yes
RS Stock No. 287-7874
BrandRS PRO
€8.22
1 Lot of 100
Lot(s)
Pink Heat Seal 100 152 mm No 203mm No Yes No No No Yes
RS Stock No. 287-7931
BrandRS PRO
€24.67
1 Lot of 100
Lot(s)
Pink Heat Seal 100 305 mm No 406mm No Yes No No No Yes
RS Stock No. 356-2343
BrandRS PRO
€27.52
1 Bag of 50
Bag(s)
Pink Self Sealing 50 100 mm No 135mm No Yes No Yes No Yes
RS Stock No. 431-9493
BrandRS PRO
€8.97
1 Bag of 10
Bag(s)
Silver Zipper 10 305 mm Yes 254mm Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
RS Stock No. 431-9550
BrandRS PRO
€94.83
1 Bag of 100
Bag(s)
Silver Zipper 100 305 mm Yes 254mm Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
RS Stock No. 431-9465
BrandRS PRO
€5.05
1 Bag of 10
Bag(s)
Silver Zipper 10 102 mm Yes 102mm Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
RS Stock No. 356-2359
BrandRS PRO
€32.08
1 Bag of 50
Bag(s)
Pink Self Sealing 50 130 mm No 185mm No Yes No Yes No Yes
RS Stock No. 287-7925
BrandRS PRO
€20.25
1 Lot of 100
Lot(s)
Pink Heat Seal 100 254 mm No 356mm No Yes No No No Yes
RS Stock No. 356-2179
BrandRS PRO
€19.29
1 Box of 20
Box(es)
Pink Heat Seal 20 630 mm No 460 mm, 640 mm No Yes No No No Yes
RS Stock No. 287-7852
BrandRS PRO
€3.33
1 Lot of 100
Lot(s)
Pink Heat Seal 100 75 mm No 125mm No Yes No No No Yes
RS Stock No. 287-7903
BrandRS PRO
€12.66
1 Lot of 100
Lot(s)
Pink Heat Seal 100 305 mm No 205mm No Yes No No No Yes
RS Stock No. 182-8821
BrandRS PRO
€27.50
1 Bag of 100
Bag(s)
Silver Heat Seal 100 254 mm Yes 152mm Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
RS Stock No. 287-7880
BrandRS PRO
€9.94
1 Lot of 100
Lot(s)
Pink Heat Seal 100 152 mm No 229mm No Yes No No No Yes
RS Stock No. 815-3480
BrandRS PRO
€10.87
1 Bag of 5
Bag(s)
Pink Flap 10 305 mm Yes 255mm Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
RS Stock No. 550-117
BrandRS PRO
€14.88
1 Bag of 10
Bag(s)
Black Heat Seal 10 406 mm No 508mm Yes No No No No Yes
RS Stock No. 550-088
BrandRS PRO
€2.38
1 Bag of 10
Bag(s)
Black Heat Seal 10 203 mm No 254mm Yes No No No No Yes
RS Stock No. 815-3486
BrandRS PRO
€16.17
1 Bag of 5
Bag(s)
Pink Flap 10 405 mm Yes 305mm Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
RS Stock No. 182-8843
BrandRS PRO
€51.59
1 Bag of 100
Bag(s)
Silver Heat Seal 100 305 mm Yes 254mm Yes Yes Yes No No Yes