ESD garment and ESD clothing must be certified by reputable institutes in compliance with ESD standard DIN EN 61340-5-1:2008 according to European standards
and ANSI-S2020 according to USA standards.
ESD safe garments, whether we are talking about ESD-Lab coats, ESD-Jackets, ESD-Polo-Shirts, ESD Trousers, ESD-Sweatshirts or ESD Fleeces,
Cleanroom clothing, must always be worn "closed", it is the Shielding packaging of the employee.
Why ESD Clothing?
Each ESD garment should be compared to an ESD packaging (Faraday cage).
ESD clothing or workwear needs to protect sensitive components from harmful static charges.
Alternatively, clothing manufacturers are replacing the Bekinox metal yarn by Highly Conductive Carbon yarn.
The quality of this yarn is all decisive.
Independent tests have shown that the quality of an ESD garment is heavily determined by these conductive wire.
Test results indicate more than 50% of the ESD clothing now in use, after 10 washes, no longer meet the established international ESD standards
which means that your ESD clothes no longer have a protective effect after 5 months.