Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

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Gases emitted from certain solids or liquids, including a variety of chemicals, which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations are consistently higher indoors than outdoors: often up to ten times higher.

Voltage suppression is a serious deficiency of many static dissipative table covering materials. For example, ESD laminate is incapable of discharging small parts that have become charged. The voltage suppression test determines whether a work surface such as ESD laminate containing a buried conductive layer actually bleeds off the charge from an object placed on the surface or only suppresses the electrostatic field from the charged object. If the surface bleeds off the charge, the voltage on the object when lifted from the surface will be zero. If the surface only suppresses the charge, the voltage remains on the object when it is lifted from the surface. (See also, ESD Rubber Table/Bench Mats)