Description: The Alpha® ESD Swab with Long Handle is an excellent dissipative swab for cleaning surfaces and hard-to-reach areas. Its laundered, knitted Alpha® polyester head is extremely clean. A long handle and flexible internal head paddle provide good support. This swab can replace long-handled cotton swabs in applications requiring superior cleanliness. The handle is made from a Stat-Rite® polymer alloy using a patented Inherently Dissipative Polymer (IDP) to provide clean, permanent ESD protection without contributing particulate contaminates to the cleanroom.
Features: Cleanroom-laundered, double-layer knitted Alpha® polyester tip over flexible paddle; Long, ESD-safe Transplex® handle; Thermally bonded head; Soft and nonabrasive;
Benefits: Ultralow nonvolatile residue; Low particle and fiber generation; Good sorbency; No contaminating adhesives; ESD control without contaminating carbon or metal loading; No blooming ionic antistats; No contaminating coatings; Humidity-independent ESD control for consistent performance; Safely dissipates charges in under two seconds when used with a solvent such as IPA;
Applications: Magneto-resistive (MR) head manufacturing and assembly; Cleaning with solvents such as IPA; Applying lubricants and other liquids; Removing excess materials;
Physical Characteristics: Head material Knitted Alpha® polyester Head width 6.8 mm (0.268") Head thickness 4.0 mm (0.157") Head length 17.0 mm (0.669") Handle material Transplex® Handle width 3.0 mm (0.118") Handle thickness 3.0 mm (0.118") Handle length 147.0 mm (5.787") Total swab length 164.0 mm (6.457") Head bond Thermal Handle color Translucent Design notes Flexible head paddle; long handle