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Ant Group CEO included in Suffolk 100

John Hensley, CEO, Ant Group We are thrilled to share that our group CEO, John Hensley, has been selected as one of the most influential people in Suffolk as one of the Suffolk 100 for 2022! ‘Suffolk 100 is a collection of one hundred individuals who have made a difference and are influential in the commercial, community or cultural life of the county. It is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the people who are significantly contributing to [...]

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Ant Group Launch New Fundraising Year with Local Charity

Bury St Edmunds based Ant Group are focussing their efforts on fundraising for Suffolk based charity Fresh Start new beginnings throughout 2022 beginning with a Pancake Breakfast to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. Fresh Start new beginnings supports children across Suffolk and Norfolk with a therapeutic treatment service for children aged 0 to 18 that have been victims of sexual abuse. Statistics show that 1 in 6 children suffer, mostly at the hands of people they trust and should be protecting them. FSnb [...]

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Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2022

Antistat is very excited to be exhibiting at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics this year. The show will be held at the Farnborough International Exhibition Centre from 8th-10th of February 2022. Visit us on stand B50 where our team will be on hand to discuss our extensive product range while also providing expert ESD advice for any static production issues you may have. We’ll have a selection of our 2,000+ products on display, including our top selling lines such as custom cut ESD bench matting [...]

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Queens Award for Enterprise 2020

Ant Group presented with highest accolade for business

Ant Group Limited, trading as Antistat and Integrity Cleanroom, received their Queen’s Award from Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant during a presentation ceremony at their UK headquarters in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday 13th October. The announcement in April 2020 that the company had been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade came as the county was in lockdown at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The subsequent restrictions delayed the company’s plans for the presentation ceremony until now so [...]

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John Hensley, Nicki Broad

Ant Group confirm three year sponsorship deal with Nicki Broad, Age Group Team GB Triathlete.

Ant Group Limited, trading as Antistat and Integrity Cleanroom, is delighted to announce that it will be sponsoring local triathlete Nicki Broad in a three year deal starting with her competing in the Super Sprint Triathlon World Championships later this year. A new challenge Nicki came into Triathlon in her mid-thirties after looking for a new challenge. She quickly became passionate about the sport and entered her first triathlon in London in 2014. Learning more about the sport and discovering that [...]

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Continuous monitors

Continuous Monitoring in ESD Control

It is well known that wrist straps are considered the first line of ESD control. However they need to be visually inspected and checked periodically, while being worn, before handling any ESD sensitive items to warn the operator of any fault which would lead to no longer being grounded. Periodic testing versus continuous monitoring The downside of periodic testing is that there is no way of knowing when any fault occurred between testing. For example, a wrist strap can pass a [...]

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The role of ESD lab coats in ESD Protected Areas (EPA)

There is a common misconception that if a person is wearing a wrist strap, an ESD lab coat (also known as a smock) is not necessary. Many operators believe that any charge on the person or their clothes would find its way to ground via a wrist strap or via ESD footwear. Purpose of ESD lab coats Despite ESD Standards not requiring ESD lab coats or jackets, they are a very practical solution for minimising ESD events from a person’s clothing. [...]

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Antistat launch new ESD Anti-fatigue Matting range

Manufactured in the EU, Antistat’s new range of matting blends exceptional quality with durability offering a life span of up to 5 years. This new range of matting is constructed from a blend of PU, nitrile and high-quality EPDM rubber, with durability and safety central to their design and construction. Antistat’s ESD Anti-fatigue matting range is engineered to meet IEC61340-5-1 standards with Resistance to path 105 – 107 Ohms and Resistance to ground 105 – 107 Ohms. This tough, durable, long-lasting production area flooring, has [...]

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Dry Packaging of SMD’s

Why SMD’s have to be dry packaged Before we learn how to dry pack, it’s important to understand why it is required… This is a plastic packaged integrated circuit. It is also called an “IC”, or “Chip” or a “Device” Electronic devices are made up of a circuit (or die) packaged inside a plastic body. The leads connect the circuit to the board. The plastic body can absorb moisture (humidity) from the air. Here is a different view of the device. We [...]

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Supply Chain Solutions for ESD & Cleanroom Consumables

Over the last fifteen years, Antistat has diversified its product range, won numerous awards, incorporated its business in the US and Germany and seen global reach extends to over 60 countries. We are delighted to be featured in the Electronic Sourcing 15th Anniversary Edition. An agile nature has enabled our business to move the focus on sales and business towards the world’s technical manufacturing hubs as these markets change and grow with technology advances and market demand. Incorporated in 1987, Antistat [...]

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